Forte has granted funding to 21 applications that was sent in through the call for applications for International Grants 2017. Grants are awarded to incoming and outgoing researchers, as well as international conferences.
In total, the projects are awarded SEK 5.3 million in funding. The purpose of the international grants is to facilitate contact networks, career development and international exchange of experience. They should also promote a mutual exchange of knowledge between the Swedish and international research communities.
Out of the approved applications, 6 have been awarded conference grants. 8 receive grants for incoming researchers, and 7 receive grants for outgoing researchers. Altogether, 92 applications were sent in as a result of the call for applications. This gives a grant rate of almost 23 per cent.
Researcher exchange between 8 countries
With the financial support from Forte, Swedish researchers now get the opportunity to visit universities in Australia, Japan, Canada and the U.S. Furthermore, the visiting researcher grant for incoming researchers give Swedish research institutions the opportunity to bring in expertise from Australia, Denmark, Canada, the Netherlands, Serbia, Ukraine and the U.S.
A list of all approved applications can be found here , and on the page Grant decisions.