Like other organisations, Forte is affected by the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus. We are monitoring developments closely and adapt our work to the current circumstances. Forte’s ambition is that all 2020 calls for proposals will be carried out as planned.
We understand that many questions arise due to the current circumstances. Our staff is working intensively to continue carrying out our mission and maintaining the same high level of quality of our decisions.
The information on this page will be updated regularly based on any changes affecting Forte’s operations.
Assessment within our calls continues
The work regarding Forte’s annual open call for proposals, as well as other calls, is ongoing. The review panels are assessing applications through a digital process where we maintain the same level of quality and the same regard for conflicts of interest. We aim to make all grant decisions according to the original time plans. Information about the decision dates for each call can be found on the page ”Grant decisions”. You will be informed via email in case of any changes regarding a call in which you have applied.
Ethics review for awarded grants
If you have been awarded a grant that requires a permit from the Swedish Ethical Review Authority (Etikprövningsmyndigheten), or other relevant permits, you are expected to submit these by 30 September 2020. Any requirements are specified in your contract. If you have not received the permit by the deadline, please inform us by 30 September. If you already know that you will not be able to submit a permit during this period, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and explain the situation, or contact the person at Forte that is responsible for the call in which your grant was awarded.
Extension of the project duration
If you have an ongoing grant from Forte, you are expected to carry out your project within the original timeframe. However, there are circumstances when it is possible to extend the availability period of the grant. If an extension is needed, you make a request in Prisma according to Forte’s normal procedures. However, you should not do this until the extent of the delay is known.
Researchers and economists that are responsible for the reporting of ongoing grants are expected to submit the required reports within the original timeframe. If any obstacles arise, please contact us at email@example.com, or contact the person at Forte that is responsible for the call in which your grant was awarded.
Planned calls for proposals
Forte’s ambition is that all 2020 calls for proposals are to be carried out as planned. However, for up-to-date information, we recommend you visit Forte.se regularly.
Publications and seminars
Forte’s work with knowledge reviews and other publications continues as planned. We also continue the planning and preparations for other activities. Any seminars will be webcasted as long as the current recommendations regarding the pandemic remain. Upcoming activities will be announced on Forte.se.