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 300 million is reserved for the period 2024–2026.

Focus area

The annual open call for project grants is open to applications within Forte’s areas 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 more detailed descriptions of the research areas that we support and do not support, see the page Review panels for the annual open call for project grants.

About the grant

Grant type: Project grant

Grant limit: Maximum 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 date of the call closing

Restrictions regarding parallel grants

In this call, you may only submit one application as the main applicant. You are not allowed to be the main applicant for an application in this call if, at the project start for your new application (1 January, 2024), you are already the project leader for an ongoing project grant from Forte.

More information about the restricitions regarding parallel grants can be found in the document Information about the call and on the page Questions and answers about applying for grants.

Review process

The applications are assessed by review panels composed of Nordic researchers and Swedish society representatives. The application can be written in Swedish or English. Funding decisions are made by Forte’s board.

Read more about assessment and final decision »

Assessment criteria

In 2022, Forte has revised our general assessment criteria and introduced guiding questions for applicants and reviewers. To be eligible for funding from Forte, applications must be of high scientific quality, societal relevance and feasibility. Applications are assessed against our general assessment criteria and general requirements. The assessment is an overall assessment that weighs up all the criteria and requirements and relates them to the call and its objectives.

The assessment criteria and requirements for applications are specified in the document Information about the call.


The call opens: 10 January 2023 10.00 CET

The call closes: 28 February 2023 14.00 CET

Forte’s board decides on funding: 25 October 2023

Decisions are published: 26 October 2023

Project start: 1 January 2024