Within the framework of the national research programme Applied Welfare Research, Forte has allocated just under 800 million SEK for research within the operational areas of social services until February 2024. Here you can read more about the research that has been granted funding.

Journal Grants

The purpose of Forte’s journal grants is to support scientific discussion and publication and to promote the dissemination of scientific information within Forte’s areas of responsibility and coordination. Publishing grants are awarded for a maximum of three years.

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Network Grants

The purpose of the network grant is to facilitate collaboration between researchers within Forte’s areas of responsibility, across different disciplines and different parts of Sweden. Grants are awarded for a maximum of three years.

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Planning Grants

Planning grants provide the opportunity to prepare for major research projects, establish collaborations with among others various research disciplines, practice and users including the possibility to launch a pilot study.

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Practice-oriented research fellows

The grant gives persons with a PhD, working with social services issues outside of the academy, the opportunity to carry out research and translate their research experience into practice. The applicant must have the opportunity to conduct research on a part-time basis. The purpose of the grant is to promote the link between research and social services practice as well as the translation of research experience into practice, thus promoting continuous development and improvement work.

Read more about the funded practice-oriented research fellows

Programme Grants

Forte offers programme grants in order to strengthen and promote the expansion of research environments within areas that are prioritised by Forte. Programme grants enable research groups to address new issues and work with them over a longer period of time. Another purpose is to promote the establishment, development, and consolidation of research groups. The grant is awarded for a period of six years. Nine programme grants have been funded within the programme on applied welfare research.

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Project Grants

The research projects within applied welfare research should be based on the questions and needs of the profession and users/clients and be carried out in collaboration with social services or other relevant actors in the field.

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Starting grants

The starting grant (previous post doc grant) aims to support skills and career development and to promote researcher mobility. Junior researchers can apply for a starting grant to conduct their own research project, lasting up to three years.

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Research School Grants

The research school grant was established within the national programme for applied welfare research.  The grant is awarded to one or more higher education institutions to establish a cohesive doctoral programme.  The course programmes should be intended to build up or strengthen a research area. The education leads to a doctoral or licentiate degree. The studies can be conducted on a full- or part-time basis. The grant is aimed at organisations, and cannot be applied for by individuals. The graduate school has received project funding of SEK 87 million for 30 professionals in the social services to study for a licentiate degree on a part-time basis.