We now announce a call for proposals for a specific initiative on research into the quality, organisation and processes of welfare. The call aims at providing a scientifically substantiated knowledge base for the organisation and management of health care and social services.

The call at a glance


Type of grant: Project grants

Grant length: Up to 3 years

Project start: December 2017

Who can apply: Those who hold a PhD degree and are connected to an approved administrative organisation

Budget framework: 26 million SEK has been allocated over a three-year period

Grant amount: Between 0,5 and 2 million SEK per year and project

Deadline of the call: 29th of August 2017 at 14:00 CET

Grant decision: 23d of October 2017

Focus area

This call for proposals is the first step in a specific initiative from the Swedish Government’s 2016 research proposal. The initiative is made in the light of the ongoing discussion about new forms of governance in the welfare sector and the identified need to develop them. Within the framework of the funding initiative, grants will be awarded to projects that develop local and regional systems for managing quality, organisation and processes. The research will be carried out in close collaboration with authorities, profession, and users in the welfare sector.

Key areas identified by Forte include:

  • How political governance is translated and adapted to local and regional contexts
  • How operational management can be designed to take into account both trust and the need for measurement and follow-up
  • Roles in the management of quality, organisation and processes of welfare

Applications may combine multiple areas from a cross-disciplinary or multidisciplinary perspective. Alternative and innovative approaches are also welcomed. An equality perspective should be considered in the application.

More information about the call and application process can be found in the files attached below.