On 8 December, Forte will open a call for programme grants in the field of public health. The call aims to contribute to establishing new research environments or to strengthen and develop existing research environments. The overall goal is to contribute to long-term knowledge and competence development on preventive and health-promoting interventions within the eight target areas of the Swedish public health policy.

Grant type

One grant type is available within this call: Programme grants. The grant limit is SEK 24 million for six years.

Focus area

The call for proposals aims to build knowledge and research capacity regarding preventive and health-promoting interventions within the eight target areas of the Swedish public health policy and its overarching goal: good and equitable health for the entire population.

Applications within this call should therefore focus on one or more of these target areas. Research that address interventions cutting across different sectors of society is particularly welcomed. Forte sees both a great need for and good opportunities for collaboration in research to increase the relevance for policy and practice. Collaboration in the research process can look differently, but we encourage close collaboration with target groups that are affected by the research and that can contribute important experiences and perspectives.

The call for proposals is a part of Forte’s effort into research on prevention and public health. Read more in the statement of orientation for the initiative (in Swedish).

Requirements for applying

For Forte to approve Swedish applicants, the applicant must have completed a doctoral degree. To be able to apply for a grant, a Swedish university or another research funding body must administrate the funding and have an organisational account in Prisma. The administering organisation should apply for this in due time via Prisma.

Read more in Forte’s criteria for administering organisations »

Time plan

The call is planned to open on 8 December 2022, and close on 2 March 2023. Grant decisions will be made in August and the projects are expected to start in October 2023. Assessment is carried out in a one-step process.