This call for proposals shall contribute to increasing the knowledge within the field of implementation research. The call welcomes applications in all Forte’s areas of responsibility, health, working life and welfare. In total, around SEK 75 million is reserved for the period 2020-2024.

It is of the utmost importance that social activities are characterised by the highest possible quality and efficiency: that people receive adequate care when they are ill, that work environments are properly designed and that the conditions for children’s learning in school are as favourable as possible, to give a few examples. However, the shortcomings that exist today are so great that they entail a huge waste of resources and unnecessary human suffering. One reason for these shortcomings is that research results are not put into practice to the extent that they should be.

Focus area

This call for proposals welcomes applications in all Forte’s areas of responsibility, health, working life and welfare. We would like to see an interdisciplinary approach in the applications, as implementation research is being conducted in various disciplines and promoted by collaboration. In order to qualify for a grant, it is a requirement that the implementation problem is the primary object of study in the application.

The focus area is described in more detail in the document “Information about the call” below.

Grant type – Project grant

This call for proposals offers one grant type, project grant. Project grants are grants for individual research projects. Within this call, the grants are approved for three or four years. Only one application per main applicant is allowed.

Grant limit for project grant: There is no maximum limit for this type of funding, but the budget must be explained in the application. Forte grants an average of about SEK 1.3 million annually in project funding.

Eligibility requirements for project grant: To apply for a project grant you must have completed a doctoral degree no later than the date of the call closing.

The administering organisation must have an account

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.

Forte’s criteria for administering organisations

Time plan

February 20206: Deadline for applications

20 May 2020: Forte’s board decides on funding

1 July 2020: Project start