From the call period 2022, Forte will implement changes to the annual open call for proposals. On this page, we have listed a number of questions and answers about the reform.

Restrictions on parallel grants

I am the project leader for an ongoing project grant from Forte. Can I apply for a new project grant as project leader in Forte’s annual open call for proposals?

Answer: No.

I am the project leader for an ongoing project grant from Forte. Can I apply for a new project grant as co-applicant in Forte’s annual open call for proposals?

Answer: Yes.

I am the project leader for an ongoing programme grant/junior researcher grant/network grant/conference grant from Forte. Can I apply for a new project grant in Forte’s annual open call for proposals?

Answer: Yes. The restriction only applies if you have an ongoing project grant.

How do I know what type of grant my current grant is?

Answer: This is indicated in the contract (approval of terms) under the heading “Type of grant”.

I am a co-applicant/participating researcher in a project with an ongoing project grant from Forte. Can I apply for a new project grant in Forte’s annual open call for proposals?

Answer: Yes. The restriction applies only to the project leader.

I am the project leader for an ongoing grant from another research funding body. Can I apply for a new project grant in Forte’s annual open call for proposals?

Answer: Yes. The restriction only applies if you have an ongoing project grant from Forte.

What is the definition of an “ongoing project grant”?

Answer: A project grant is considered to be ongoing during the grant’s project period (grant period). It is therefore permissible to apply for a new project grant within the annual open call for proposals during the previous grant’s availability period.

A check for ongoing project grants is carried out when the annual open call for proposals has closed, so it is this date that determines whether a previously granted project grant is considered to be ongoing.

How do I know the project period/grant period for my ongoing grant?

Answer: This is indicated in the contract (approval of terms) under the heading “Grant period”.

What happens if I apply for a new project grant in Forte’s annual open call for proposals even though I have an ongoing project grant from Forte?

Answer: The new application will be denied/rejected.

Can I apply in both the open call for proposals for project grants and in the open call for postdoc grants?

Answer: Yes.

If Forte has other calls open at the same time as the annual project call for proposals, can I apply through more than one of these?

Answer: Yes, provided you do not have an ongoing project grant, you can apply (and be granted funds) in parallel calls for proposals. However, if you are granted funds for the same project in different calls, you need to choose which grant you want to keep.

Call for proposals for postdoc grants

What is the difference between the three forms of grants included in the new postdoc call for proposals?

Answer: “National postdoc” is aimed at researchers in Sweden who want to spend their postdoc period in Sweden; “outgoing postdoc” is aimed at researchers in Sweden who want to spend their postdoc period abroad, and “incoming postdoc” is aimed at researchers abroad who want to spend their postdoc period in Sweden.

Can I apply for both national and outgoing postdoc grants?

Answer: No, you may only apply for one grant form within the context of the annual postdoc call for proposals.

Can I apply in both the open call for proposals for project grants and in the open call for postdoc grants?

Answer: Yes.