Achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) is now less than ten years away. All countries need to support the sustainable transformation, and international collaboration must be strengthened since global development and sustainable development are interconnected. There is a greater need to fund research that integrates different perspectives and involves researchers from different countries, including low-income and lower-middle income countries, and addresses the challenges of achieving the SDGs.

This call for proposals is being funded within the framework of Intsam, a collaboration among the Swedish Energy Agency, Formas, Forte, the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova, and has been developed together with Sida. The focus of the call is network projects within the areas of responsibility of all participating funders. The projects should run for one year, and you can apply for a maximum of SEK 200,000 per project.

Formas is administering this call in cooperation with the other funders. However, Formas’ guidelines and general terms and conditions apply.

What can you apply for?

Costs associated with networking with one or more global partners (outside Europe) for formulating joint project ideas for achieving the SDGs.

Who can apply?

The main applicant must be a researcher who holds a PhD at a higher education institution or research institute.

How much can you apply for?

Up to SEK 200,000 for network expenses in 2022.