Forte and Formas announce a joint call aimed at increasing knowledge and research on green transition and working life. SEK 60 million has been allocated for the call for the period 2021–2023. The call is conducted as part of the funders’ national research programmes.

Focus area

Countries around the world have committed to radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare and adapt society to the climate change we cannot escape. The green transition also involves using resources effectively, protecting and promoting biodiversity and reducing pollution. Industries are creating roadmaps towards becoming fossil free and resource efficient, companies are reviewing their operations and markets for new products and services are being created.

The green transition is expected to significantly impact the working life being labour market, work organisation and work environment. The changes bring both opportunities and challenges. Some jobs will disappear and new ones will be created. To be able to succeed with the green transition, society needs to provide the education and skills in the sectors significant to the transition. There needs to be room for professional exchanges and skills matched within and between industries where the transition is expected to take place. Projections are needed that look at the professions and work that are expected to increase and decrease in significance, preparations for relevant education efforts in line with the latest research, initiatives to support individuals and societies undergoing transition processes and research on how a good working environment can be guaranteed as society shifts.

In connection with the opening of the call, the report “Grön omställning och arbetsliv” is released. The report provides a basis for the call.

About the grant

Grant type: Project grant.

Limitations: The same person can submit only one application as main applicant.

Grant length: In this call, project grants are sought for two or three years.

Grant amount: Maximum SEK 5 million for three-year projects and maximum SEK 3 million for two-year projects (both including indirect costs).

Eligibility: To apply, you must have obtained a doctoral degree no later than the date of the call closing.

Time plan

The call opens: 29 March, 2021 at 10:00

The call closes: 15 June, 2021 at 14:00

Forte’s board decides on funding: 30 September, 2021

Decisions are published: By 8 October, 2021

Project start: 1 November, 2021