With this joint initiative, the Swedish Research Council, Formas, Forte and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) are aiming to make research into sustainability and resilience a priority area. You can apply for grants of up to SEK 2 million per year for 1-3 years.

Climate and environmental changes significantly affect populations in low income countries. The consequences are severe when extreme weather conditions change, and the loss of biodiversity and other threats against societies, people and eco systems increase. Research into resilience and sustainability that contribute to the understanding of these risks and effects and how they can be managed is therefore of the greatest importance.

The purpose of the research project grant is to give researchers the freedom to formulate by themselves the research concept, method and implementation, and to solve a specific research task within a limited period. The research projects should relate to sustainability and resilience in relation to climate and environmental changes from a poverty perspective. Democracy, welfare, conflicts, human rights and gender equality may be important aspects.

A minimum of one researcher from a low income or lower middle income country shall participate.

Further details of the call and how to apply can be found on the Swedish Research Council’s website, vr.se.