Forte has several calls for proposals that are regularly recurring. Here you will find general information about these calls. Detailed information and instructions for how to apply will be published when the respective calls open.

Annual calls for proposals

Project grants

A substantial part of Forte’s research funding is administered through an annual call for two- or three-year project grants. The call welcomes all applications within Forte’s overall responsibilities of health, working life and welfare. The purpose of the open call is to enable researchers to analyse and contribute to the understanding of a specific research area or question. Projects are prioritised based on the scientific quality and feasibility of the research proposal as well as its potential to achieve societal impact in a short or long term perspective.

Starting with the 2022 call period, applications within the annual call for projects grants are assessed in a one-step process. In 2023, the call opens in January and closes in February. When the call closes, a full application must have been submitted. Funding decisions are made in September/October by Forte’s board and project start is January 1 the following year. Applications are assessed by ten review panels with different focus areas.

Starting grant

The annual call for starting grants 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. You may apply up to three years after receiving your doctoral degree, based on the closing date of the call for proposals.

The call is open to applications within Forte’s overall areas of responsibility: health, working life and welfare. You can apply for a maximum of SEK 1.25 million per year, and your dedicated time for the project must be at least 50 percent of full time.

The first annual call for starting grants opens at the end of January 2023 and will close in the end of March. Funding decisions are made in the summer of 2023. The project period starts on 1 January 2024.

The starting grant is introduced from 2023 and will replace the national and international postdoc grants.

Continuous calls for proposals

Conference grants

The grant relates to financial support for holding conferences hosted by a Swedish institution of higher education or scientific/scholarly organisation. The financial support is primarily intended for national conferences held in Sweden, which are however encouraged to have international elements. The intention is to facilitate contacts and exchange of experience between researchers, to add knowledge from the national or international research community, and to contribute to the dissemination of Swedish research. You can apply for conference grants at any time of the year and applications are assessed on an ongoing basis as received. Applications can only be initiated by individuals responsible for organisational accounts in Prisma, not individual researchers. The initiator of the application can then invite a project leader to help fill in the contents of the application.

Other recurring calls for proposals

Network grants

The purpose of the network grant is to make it easier for researchers from different disciplines and different parts of the country to collaborate within Forte’s fields of research or coordination areas. Grants are awarded for three years and primarily to networks that promote interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary collaborations or networks with the aim of promoting the application/implementation and utilisation of research. The networks should have a broad composition in terms of subject expertise, career age and gender. The call is open every three years and the next time is 2024.

Journal grants

Swedish-language journals within Forte’s areas of responsibility (health, working life and welfare) can apply for grants for editorial work and publishing. The purpose of Forte’s journal grant is twofold; namely to support scientific discussion and publication in Swedish within Forte’s areas of responsibility, and to promote the dissemination of scientific information within Forte’s areas of responsibility and coordination — in particular results from research funded by Forte. The call is open every three years and the next time is 2024. Applications can only be initiated by individuals responsible for organisational accounts in Prisma, not individual researchers. The initiator of the application can then invite a project leader to help fill in the contents of the application.