Forte is now opening the first call within the framework of the 10-year long national research programme within working life research. In order to strengthen research within the working life sector, 61 million SEK has been allocated for research projects and postdocs within the area over a three-year period (2017-2019).

The call at a glance

Type of grant: Project grants and postdoc grants

Grant length: Up to 3 years for project grants, 2 years for postdoc grants

Project start: December 2017

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

Budget framework: 61 million SEK has been allocated over a three-year period

Grant amount: Project grants: between 0,5 and 2 million SEK per year and project. Postdoc grants: 1 million SEK per year and project.

Deadline of the call: 17th of August 2017 at 14:00 CET

Grant decision: 23d of October 2017

Focus area

The call aims to strengthen all aspects of working life research, in response to the many challenges of working life. Therefore, it is open to applications within all areas of working life research. The initiative will, for example, contribute to increased knowledge to achieve a healthy and sustainable working life, knowledge of different ways of organising work and knowledge of how the labour market functions, for example inclusion as well as establishment in the labour market. The research should be of high quality and high relevance, and preferably interdisciplinary. An equality perspective should be considered in the application.


Applications are made in a one-step process. The applications should to be written in English as they will be assessed by international experts.

Only one research application is permitted per project leader. It is possible to apply for funding within this call even if you have applied with the same or similar application in this year’s open call for proposals.

The deadline for applications is the 17th of August 2017 at 14:00 CET. More information about the call and application process can be found in the files attached below.