This call for proposals for programme grants shall build or strengthen research environments for long-term knowledge production and competence development regarding health promoting and preventive interventions in the field of public health. In total, SEK 230 million is reserved for the period 2023–2029.

Focus area

This call aims to build knowledge and competence on promotion and prevention linked to eight target areas of the public health policy:

  • Early life development
  • Knowledge, skills and education
  • Work, working conditions and work environment
  • Incomes and economic resources
  • Housing and neighbourhood conditions
  • Health behaviours
  • Control, influence and participation
  • An equal and health promoting health care system

The target areas are part of the public health policy framework adopted by the Swedish Parliament. The framework has an overarching, national goal: To create social conditions for good and equal health for the whole population and to close the avoidable health gaps within a generation.

Forte has been commissioned by the Swedish Government to implement a special effort on research within prevention and public health. There is a need for research on interventions that address individual target areas of public health policy or on interventions cutting across several target areas. Applications under this call may therefore focus on one or more of these areas.

About the grant

Grant type

One type of grant is available within this call:

  • Six-year programme grant

The purpose of a programme grant is to build up or strengthen research environments for long-term knowledge production.

Grant limit

Grant limit for programme grant: Maximum SEK 24 million for six-year programmes. The annual budgeted amount should not exceed SEK 4 million. Please note that all grant limits are including indirect costs (OH). Applications exceeding the specified grant limit will be rejected.

Eligibility requirements

To apply for a programme grant you must have received a doctoral degree no later than the date of the call closing. Participating researchers must also have received their doctoral degree no later than the date on which the call for proposals closes.

Only one application per grant type and main applicant is allowed. The same person may only submit one application as main applicant.

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.

Criteria for administrating organisations »

Time plan

The call opens: 8 December 2022,  10:00
The call closes: 2 March 2023, 14:00
Forte’s board decides on funding: September 2023
Decisions are published: September 2023
Project start: 1 October 2023