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Swedish funders

Here you will find current calls from some of the major Swedish funders and some additional Swedish funders.


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Foundations and other funders

Grants for research on sepsis from Sepsisfondens Insamlingsstiftelse
Deadline 2021-11-20

Sundblandfondens Kompetensutvecklingspris & Young Researcher's Award (forest industry)
Deadline 2021-11-30

Support for geoscientific research 2022 from Sveriges geologiska undersökning (SGU)
Deadline 2021-12-10

Call for proposals on a research programme Biodiversity and the Financial System from Mistra
Deadline 2021-12-20

Scholarships from Såg i Syds Jubileumssiftelse (development of the sawmill industry)
Deadline 2021-12-30

Call for proposals on a research programme from MISTRA: A Sustainable Blue Economy for Sweden
Deadline 2022-01-10

Early career research grant for research on the human brain from Märta Lundqvist's Foundation
Deadline 2022-01-13

Grödor för nya proteinfoderkällor som tillgodoser begränsande aminosyror i en balanserad och optimerad foderstat - call from Stiftelsen Lantbruksforskning
Deadline 2022-01-17

Call from Anders Karitz Stiftelse for philosophical research
Deadline 2022-01-21

Scholarships for scientific and medical research from Lennanders stiftelser
Deadline 2022-01-26

Grants for research within the areas of medicine, social and behavioural science and social work from Stiftelsen Clas Groschinskys Minnesfond
Deadline 2022-01-31

Funding for research on the Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe from the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Deadline 2022-02-02

Funding for projects that develop knowledge of cultural heritage from Svenska kyrkan
Deadline 2022-01-28

Trafikverket: Proposals for Research and Innovation
Ongoing deadline

Support for research projects related to the subject of waste and recycling from Regnar Sellbergs Stiftelse
Ongoing deadline


Note that these are examples of funding opportunities from Swedish foundations and other funders. For a better overview, we recommend Research Professional.






A Swedish Research Council for sustainable development.

Formas communication call 2021-2
Deadline 2021-11-16

European Biodiversity Partnership: Supporting research for the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea
Deadline 2021-11-30

Tandem Forest Values 3 – Sustainable value chains from forest raw material
Deadline 2021-12-01

ERA-Net ICRAD: One Health Approach to Zoonoses Research and Innovation
Deadline 2021-12-15


The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (Stiftelsen för strategisk forskning, SFF) supports research in science, engineering and medicine, with an emphasis on young coming stars.

Opportunity to do research in Japan – JSPS 2022!
Deadline 2022-01-03

SSF Research Infrastructure Fellows, RIF-2
Deadline 2022-02-15



Forte funds research for people’s health, working life and Welfare.

Applied Welfare Research 2022
Deadline 2021-12-14

CHANSE: Transformations – social and cultural dynamics in the digital age
Deadline 2021-12-21

Conference Grant 2021
Deadline 2022-09-30



Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap, MSB) funds research concerning civil protection, public safety, emergency management and civil defence.

Den sammanhängande beredskapen
Deadline 2021-11-04




The Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation raises funds and distributes money to heart, lung and vascular research, and provides information about heart-lung disease.

Extra investment in prevention research
Deadline 2021-11-23

Grants for scientific meetings
Ongoing deadline

Travel allowances
Ongoing deadline

Support for educational and informational activities for health care employees
Ongoing deadline





The Swedish Cancer Society is an independent non-profit organization with the vision of finding cures for cancer. The main task is to raise and distribute money for cancer research.

Travel, minimum three months
Deadline one month before departure

Congress, organizing
Ongoing deadline



Swedish Society for Medical Research (Svenska sällskapet för medicinsk forskning, SSMF) is a foundation, who with the help of donations is working to support medical research.

SSMF Travel Grant for PhD Students
Deadline 2021-12-01



STINT was set up by the Swedish Government in 1994 with the mission to internationalise Swedish higher education and research.

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Deadline 2022-01-03

JSPS Summer Program
Deadline 2022-01-14


The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet, VR) is the largest state funding agency, and provides support for research within all areas of science.



The Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) finances research for new and renewable energy technologies, smart grids, and vehicles and transport fuels of the future.

Konceptutveckling av innovationer med affärsfokus
Deadline 2021-12-01

FFI Energi & Miljö samt särskilt riktade medel till fossilfria mobila arbetsmaskiner inom alla transportslag
Deadline 2021-12-07

LIFE - sök stöd för övergång till ren energi
Deadline 2021-01-12

Viable Cities: Energipositiva stadsdelar för klimatneutrala städer
Deadline 2022-02-24

Industriklivet – investeringsprojekt, pilot- och demonstrationsanläggningar samt genomförbarhetsstudier
Ongoing deadline

Industriklivet negativa utsläpp: investerings-, pilot- och demonstrationsprojekt och genomförbarhetsstudier
Ongoing deadline

Industriklivet processrelaterade utsläpp: investerings-, pilot- och demonstrationsprojekt och genomförbarhetsstudier
Ongoing deadline



Vinnova is Sweden’s innovation agency with a mission to promote sustainable growth by funding needs-driven research

Deadline 2021-11-16

Swelife och Medtech4Health - Samverkansprojekt för bättre hälsa h...
Deadline 2021-11-24

Utred möjliga samarbeten med Israel inom AI eller Cybersäkerhet
Deadline 2021-11-25

PiiA: Data analysis in process industrial value chains, autumn 2021
Deadline 2021-11-25

Vinter: Tävling för lösningar med hälsodata
Deadline 2021-11-30

FFI: Trafiksäkerhet och automatiserade fordon
Deadline 2021-12-07

FFI: Effektiva och uppkopplade transportsystem
Deadline 2021-12-07

FFI: Hållbar produktion
Deadline 2021-12-07

FFI: Elektronik, mjukvara och kommunikation
Deadline 2021-12-07

SIO Grafen: Collaboration on commercial applications with graphene - autumn 2021
Deadline 2021-12-08

Eureka SMART: Internationell samverkan om avancerad tillverkning
Deadline 2022-01-24

Xecs Call 2022 - Samverkansprojekt inom elektroniska system
Deadline 2022-02-25

BioInnovation: Hypothesis testing step 1 - Innovative project with higher risk
Multiple application periods in 2021-2022

Coworking och hybridarbete i offentliga organisationer
Löpande, dock senast 2023-04-15



NordForsk is an organisation that facilitates and provides funding for Nordic research cooperation and research infrastructure.



The Wallenberg Foundations is the collective name for the public and private foundations funded by individual members of the Wallenberg family. The Foundations grant funding to excellent researchers and research projects beneficial to Sweden.

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation: Research Projects with high scientific potentional 2022 
Deadline 2022-02-01 (See Internal processes and timeframe for nominations for the Wallenberg Foundations at LiU)

Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation: Project grants and special grants aimed at a sustainable society 
Deadline 2022-04-01 (See Internal processes and timeframe for nominations for the Wallenberg Foundations at LiU)

Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation: Project grants and special grants aimed at a sustainable society 
Deadline 2022-04-01 (See Internal processes and timeframe for nominations for the Wallenberg Foundations at LiU)

(KAW) Wallenberg Scholars
Deadline October 2023 (See Internal processes and timeframe for nominations for the Wallenberg Foundations at LiU)


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Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) supports advanced research by awarding grants to individual researchers or research groups.

Research initiation
No deadline









The Swedish Brain Foundation (Hjärnfonden) awards postdoctoral scholarships and grants for research about the brain and its diseases, injuries and disabilities.



The Swedish Institute for Educational Research fund practice-based research on teaching and learning in preschools and schools.

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Last updated: 2021-11-16