Forte views international research collaborations positively. Forte’s areas of research cover complex societal challenges in which international research collaborations and researcher mobility can provide important contributions.

Forte’s grants can be used to finance research where certain parts are carried out in other countries. However, the research shall be initiated, led and mainly carried out from Sweden or be a clear part of collaborative research (unless otherwise stated in the call text). The research must also be relevant to Sweden and Swedish conditions, which must be explained in the application. In international research collaboration, defense and security policy aspects must always be taken into account.

Applications involving international collaborations are assessed against the same criteria as other research applications and by the same review panels.

The grant from Forte may be used by the administrating organisation to cover costs for foreign personnel or activities and services performed in other countries.

It is the main applicant’s responsibility to find out how their administrating organisation views being responsible for research where some parts are carried out in other countries and to find suitable collaboration procedures in each specific case.