This call for proposals should contribute to increasing the knowledge in the ageing research area. In total, SEK 200 million is reserved for the period 1 July 2023 – June 2029. The deadline for applications is January 19.

With this call, Forte wishes to support research that contributes to both new knowledge in the three focus areas listed below and the development of methods and ways of working, as well as collaboration between different actors, with the aim of transforming knowledge into generally improved health and social care for the elderly in the Swedish welfare system. Forte encourages that the proposed programmes and projects have an international connection, but the research must be relevant in a Swedish context.

Focus areas

One or more of these areas may be addressed in the same application:

  • the use of welfare technology and its consequences
  • the care of elderly people with dementia
  • involuntary loneliness and mental health among the elderly.

Descriptions of each area can be found in the attachment “Information about the call” below.

About the grants

Grant types

Two types of grants are available within this call:

  • Programme grants, approved for six years
  • Project grants, approved for three years

Grant limits

  • Grant limit for programme grant: Maximum SEK 24 million for six-year programmes
  • Grant limit for project grant: Maximum SEK 5 million for three-year projects

Eligibility requirements

To apply for a programme or project grant you must have received a doctoral degree no later than the date of the call closing. The same regulations also applies to participating researchers.


A maximum of one application per main applicant is permitted in this call. You can choose to be the main applicant for either an application for programme grant or project grant.

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

The call opens: 18 October 2022 10:00 CET
Deadline for applications: 19 January 2023 14:00 CET 
Forte’s board decides on funding: June 2023 
Decisions are published: June 2023
Project start: 1 July 2023