Forte funds research through a number of different types of grants. Some of these are intended to strengthen research environments in the long-term, others aim to promote the career development and knowledge exchange of researchers.
On this page, you will find some brief information about our various types of grants. Under Open calls you can see which calls are open right now.
Grants for research projects
The majority of Forte’s funding is distributed through project grants. These are usually two to three years in lenght, and should contribute to increased knowledge of an identified issue. The grant amounts may vary between calls. In 2020, the average grant amount was SEK 4.1 million.
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. The planning grants cover SEK 1 million for one year.
Career development and mobility
Junior Researcher Grant
The junior research grant is a form om Project grant that aims to promote newly graduated researchers, up to six years after PhD defence. The grant covers at least 40 percent of the salary for the junior researcher, and is awarded for four years.
The postdoc grant provides junior researchers the opportunity to continue their research career after obtaining their PhD. The grant is awarded for two years and corresponds to a full-time salary.
Practice-oriented research fellow
The grant for practice-oriented research fellows are used within Forte’s national programme for applied welfare research. 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. The grant covers SEK 500,000 for three years, which is intended to cover the cost of a half-time salary.
Visiting Researcher Grants
Forte announce visiting researcher grants annualy, with the aim of facilitating experience and knowledge exchange between Swedish and foreign research environments, and to promote career development for junior researchers. The visiting researcher grant is offered in two forms, for outgoing and incoming researchers. The grant is intended for stays in Sweden or abroad for a maximum of six months.
Long-term grant forms
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. Programme grants are usually awarded for three years, with the possibility of a three-year extension.
Research Centre Grant
Grants for so-called “Forte centers” are intended to support research environments that are particularly prominent in Forte’s areas of responsibility. The grant provides long-term support, usually over a 10-year period. The aim of the grant is to enable research environments to be developed, renewed and stabilized by attracting additional funding from other sources. No future calls for research centre grants are currently planned.
Knowledge exchange and communication
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.
Forte’s conference grant is designed to support international conferences hosted by Swedish organisations. The purpose is to facilitate international contact networks and an exchange of experience between Swedish and overseas researchers, and to promote knowledge transfer from the international research community to Swedish research environments.
The publishing grant aims to promote the dissemination of scientific information within Forte’s areas of responsibility, both to other researchers and to groups outside the scientific community. Publishing grants are awarded for a maximum of three years.