Forte’s annual call for postdoc grants aims to support competence and career development for junior researchers and to promote research mobility. The call is open to applications within Forte’s overall areas of responsibility: health, working life and welfare. In total, around SEK 50 million is reserved for the period 2023-2024.
The call is open to applications within Forte’s overall areas of responsibility: health, working life and welfare. The postdoc program is an opportunity for competence and career development for junior researchers. The purpose of the call is to enable analysis of and contribute to an in-depth knowledge within defined research areas or issues. The call will also give junior researchers the opportunity for international research mobility and cross-border research collaboration.
The grants in this call aim to give researchers in Sweden the opportunity to continue their academic career at a Swedish research institution or to place their postdoctoral period at a foreign research institution, and to give researchers in other countries the opportunity to complete their postdoctoral period at a Swedish research institution.
Three types of grants are available within this call. The terms and conditions, grant limits, and eligibility requirements for each type of grant can be found below.
Only one (1) application per applicant is allowed. You can thus not apply for more than one of the grant forms.
National postdoc grant
National postdoc grants are intended for researchers in Sweden who want to carry out their postdoc in Sweden. You apply for postdoc grants alone, without other participating researchers. The grant covers 2 years and is intended to cover own salary costs. Forte wishes to promote mobility and we are therefore keen to see the postdoctoral period being based somewhere other than where the doctoral qualification was gained.
International postdoc – Incoming
Incoming postdoc grants are intended for researchers abroad who wants to spend their postdoc period in Sweden. For this grant, you apply alone and cannot invite participating researchers. The grant covers 2 years and is intended to cover own salary costs. At least two thirds of the project time must be spent in Sweden.
International postdoc – Outgoing
Outgoing postdoc grants are meant for researchers in Sweden who wish to spend their postdoc period abroad. The grant is administered by a Swedish administrating organisation. For this grant, you apply alone and cannot invite participating researchers. The grant covers 2 years and is intended to cover own salary costs. At least two thirds of the project time must be spent in the country chosen for the postdoc period.
The grant limit for national postdoc grant is SEK 2 million (SEK 1 million/year).
Both of the grant forms for international postdoc (incoming and outgoing) have a fixed amount of SEK 2 300 000 (1 150 000/year). In addition, you may apply for a grant for any accompanying family members of SEK 50 000 per person and year. Eligible accompanying family members are partners and minor children.
To apply for any grant in this call you must have obtained a doctoral degree between 24 February 2020 and 24 February 2022. Deductible time that has occurred after you obtained your doctoral degree may constitute grounds for exemption from the above time interval. Instructions regarding this can be found in the document called “Information about the grant” below.
For an incoming postdoc grant you are not eligible if you have carried out a majority of your main occupation (work, studies, etc) in Sweden for more than a total of 12 months during the last three-year period.
The call opens: 9 December 2021 at 10:00 CET
The call closes: 24 February 2022 at 14:00 CET
Forte’s board decides on funding: May 2022
Decisions are published: May 2022
Project start: 1 January 2023
Apply electronically via Prisma. You will find the call for proposals under the tab Applications and grants.
Further details of the call and how to apply can be found in the files attached above.