The annual call for proposals for project grants shall contribute to increasing the knowledge in Forte’s areas health, working life, and welfare. In total, around SEK 345 million is reserved for the period 2025–2027.

The annual call for proposals for project grants allows researchers to formulate their research questions freely within Forte’s areas. The purpose of the call for proposals is to enable researchers to analyse and contribute to the understanding of a specific research area or question.

Areas of focus

The call for proposals welcomes all applications within Forte’s overarching areas of health, working life and welfare. The research that receives funding shall be of high scientific quality and have good potential to benefit society in the short or long term. For a more detailed description of the research areas that we support and do not support, please see the page Review panels for the annual call for project grants.

About the grant

One type of grant is available under this call for proposals: project grants. Project grants aim to support one or more researchers to carry out a defined research project.

Project duration: Funding can be sought for either for two or three years.

Funding amounts: You can apply for a maximum of SEK 5 million for three-year projects and SEK 3 million for two-year projects.

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

You cannot be the main applicant for an application under this call for proposals if, at the time the planned project is due to start, you are already the project leader for an ongoing project grant or starting grant from Forte.

Other requirements and conditions to apply are described in the document “Information about the call” and on the page Who can apply for a grant? on


Call opens: 9 January 2024, 10.00 CET

Call closes: 29 February 2024, 14.00 CET

Decisions taken on funding: October 2024

Project start: 1 January 2025