This call is intended to contribute to wider and deeper knowledge of factors that prevent or promote participation by people with disabilities. In total, SEK 45 million is reserved for the period 2021–2023.

Over the past year, the pandemic has taken a strong hold on the world’s population, creating a general concern for what the future holds – both for oneself and others. It is common for vulnerable groups to suffer more severe consequences during a societal crisis, at the same time as support measures may fail. That said, new opportunities may also be presented. One such group, and one for whom knowledge of the consequences of the pandemic remains limited, is people with disabilities and their families.

Focus area

Research may examine various conditions and support measures for people with disabilities and should be linked to the effects and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Such links may, for example, deal with:

  • how well measures to support people with disabilities/chronic illness have worked;
  • the impact of the pandemic on the education of pupils with disabilities;
  • how the digitisation of working life, with home offices and remote working, has affected people with disabilities; or
  • equitable health, the impact of the pandemic on health and welfare measures for people with disabilities/chronic illness.

Grant type and eligibility

There is one type of grant available within this call, project grants. Project grants are grants for individual research projects. They are approved for two or three years.

Only one application per main applicant is allowed.

The grant limit is SEK 4,5 million for three-year projects and SEK 3 million for two-year projects.

To apply for a project grant you must have completed a doctoral degree no later than the date of the call closing.

Time plan

The call opens: 18 May 2021 at 10.00

Deadline for applications: 22 June 2021 at 14.00

Forte’s board decides on funding: 30 September 2021

Project start: 1 November 2021