In view of the corona crisis, Forte is participating in Formas’ call for urgent grants 2020. The purpose of the urgent grants is to provide the opportunity to collect data and research materials of urgent nature, to ensure the future availability of research. Researchers within Forte’s areas can apply for funding for data collection linked to the corona pandemic.

The call “Urgent grants 2020” welcomes applications that demonstrate an urgent need to secure future access to research data. Forte has started a collaboration with Formas to make it possible for researchers within Forte’s areas, health, working life and welfare, to apply. Forte will only fund projects linked to the corona pandemic. Applications must demonstrate the urgent need of securing access to data or research materials due to corona/Covid-19.

Formas is responsible for the administration of all applications within the call for urgent grants 2020, but Forte is responsible for the assessment of applications that fall within Forte’s areas of responsibility.

To apply for an urgent grant, you must hold a doctoral degree. The application may include costs corresponding to the urgent need. Funding can be applied for a maximum of one year. The application deadline ( 31 August 2020) may be postponed.