Forte supports high quality research that has relevance for health, working life and welfare. In order to strengthen the research fields in areas with considerable needs and societal challenges, Forte will fund a number of programme grants. The call for proposals concerns five prioritised research areas, and the aim is to contribute to a long-term development of knowledge and competence.

Programme Grants are funded for 3 + 3 years, starting in 2017. Each programme grant will amount to 3-4 million SEK per year and 3-4 programme grants can be funded within each area.

The five prioritised areas are:

  • Ageing, Demography and Health
  • Transformations and Challenges concerning Working Life and Labour Market
  • Alcohol, Narcotics, Doping, Tobacco and Gambling
  • Migration and Integration
  • Equal Living Conditions

The areas are described in “The five different areas in the call

Forte aims to enhance the relevance and implementation of research and therefore public engagement in the planning of the programme is strongly encouraged. This may include representatives from organisations and government authorities but also individual actors within the relevant areas. The programme should have a multi-disciplinary approach, and the inclusion of junior researchers is encouraged, as one of the purposes of the grant is a long-term strengthening of the research fields.

Assessments and prioritising are based on:

  • The scientific quality of the programme and significance of the expected results.
  • The purpose, research questions, methods, study design and data material of the programme.
  • The relevance of the programme in relation to society’s requirements and to Forte’s areas of responsibility.
  • The research competence of the programme leader and the research group.
  • The programme’s gender and diversity perspective.
  • The programme’s planned knowledge dissemination activities within and outside the scientific community.
  • The programme’s plans for collaboration with organisations and representatives for relevant sectors, government authorities, users or other stakeholders.
  • International collaboration.
  • The costs of personnel and budget.

Each programme leader can only apply for one programme grant.

Time plan

Deadline for applications – May 31, 2016, at 5 PM (CET)
Final decisions are made – November 17, 2016