DUO-Sweden Fellowship Programme
In 2010, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) initiated a new specific DUO-Sweden Fellowship Programme. It is being administered by the Swedish International Programme Office for Education and Training, a government agency that promotes academic exchanges and cooperation across national borders. ASEM-DUO is an exchange programme for lecturers and students from Europe and Asia, where participating countries exchange one lecturer/student. The
ASEM-DUO Fellowship Programme, commenced in 2001, has supported exchanges of professors and students in tertiary education field between Asia and Europe under ASEM domain. Students can study abroad between 4-6 months and lecturers can spend one month abroad.
The DUO-Sweden Fellowship Program aims at promoting exchanges of people between Sweden and 16 Asian countries – including India and Pakistan – on a balanced basis. In this respect, DUO-Sweden requires that a PAIR (two persons) of undergraduate or graduate students who are currently enrolled in universities be exchanged in the framework of a cooperative project. Approximately 50 fellowships will be selected (that is 25 pairs) through the Duo-Sweden programme per year. The exchange project must fulfill three requirements:
1) An educational institution in Sweden (home institution) and an educational institution in Asia (host institution) should have established an academic cooperative arrangement; and
2) The Swedish home institution has selected an EU national student enrolled at the home institution to send to the Asian host institution, and such selection has been accepted by the Asian host institution; and
3) The same Asian host institution has selected an Asian student enrolled at the host institution to send to the Swedish home institution, and such selection has been accepted by the same Swedish home institution.
Out of 43 applications for the first year (2010-11) year, 13 were granted. None of them however applied to South Asia. Applications for the DUO-Sweden Fellowship Programme 2011–12 had to be delivered during the period 26 April – 27 May 2011.
Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (Stiftelsen
scientific research by awarding project grants to individual researchers
and research groups. The foundation is the largest Swedish financier
of research outside the universities and university colleges in
the humanities and social sciences. Supports post-doc research
within the faculties of Humanities and Social sciences. Closing date for applications 2010 was Wednesday 10 February 2010. Detailed
information on applications (in Swedish only).
The Crafoord Foundation
Twice each year the Crafoord Foundation distributes funds to those who apply for two main types of grants: Research Grants and Other Grants. The main purposes are to promote scientific training and research. The purposes of the Foundation include promoting Swedish scientific training and research without a view to making a profit for a given individual person or organization. Grants for research are awarded to applicants at Lund University, Linnaeus University, Malmö University, Kristianstad University College, the University of Halmstad, Blekinge Institute of Technology, and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Alnarp. In 2008, the Crafoord Foundation received about 600 applications and granted SEK 45 million (SEK 50 million in 2007) for scientific research. The next deadline will be in February 2011.
Forskningsrådet för arbetsliv och
The Swedish council for working life and
social research. The Council was established in 2001 through a
merger of the Swedish Council for Social Research and the Swedish Council
for Work Life Research. The Council supports research by giving grants
for projects. The council also creates research positions at Swedish universities
and provides grants for visiting researchers as well as scholarships for
post-doc studies abroad, during a period of 624 months. Applications
are made in two steps. A short application should be given before 1 February,
and if that one is approved a more thorough application should be given
before 1 June.
For smaller amounts, maximum 30 000 SEK, applications can be made anytime
during the year (but 8 weeks in advance of the researchers departure).
FAS has drafted a research strategy for the period 2005 to 2008, ”Researching
people’s work and living conditions”. More
information (only in Swedish).
the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences
and Spatial Planning
A governmental research-funding agency,
established in 2001, related to the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry
of Agriculture, the Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications
and the Ministry of Education and Science. Formas supports basic research
and applied research in the fields of the environment, agricultural
sciences, building sciences and urban development. Formas promotes
ecologically sustainable growth and development in society, multi-
and interdisciplinary research and international research cooperation
and experience interchange.
Every year, Formas announces grants for research and development projects within all the fields mentioned above. More information.
Besides, a number of regular grants that may be applied for at any time, Urgent grants, Travel grants, and Grants for conferences, symposia and workshops (more information). Formas also provides funding for specific programmes, such as:
A Joint Formas – Sida/SAREC funded program for research on sustainable development in developing countries was announced in 2007. The program aims
to promote participation of scientists from Sweden in sustainability
research in developing countries, with an overall intention to contribute
to global sustainable development in the spirit of the UN Conference
in Johannesburg 2002. Decisions for the latest round, for the period 2010-11 were taken on 10 April 2010.
information about the programme.
Information about the South Asia related projects awarded grants.
An Environmental technology program, jointly funded by Research Council Formas and VINNOVA. In early 2007, the two institutions were mandated by the Swedish Government to draw up a common research strategy for environmental technology. The objective of the research strategy is to make a concerted effort concerning research and development of environmental technology. The strategy intends to promote the development of new knowledge and to strengthen competence in the field of environmental technology, and to promote Swedish competitiveness in the global market for environmental technology. Formas is now advertising a call for applications for research grants in the field of environmental technology. The total funds available for the period 2008-2010 amount to SEK 15 million.
Last day of application was Monday 18 February 2008. More information.
Formas is also partly responsible for the Swedish contacts with the EU
programmes under the 5th Framework Programme on Environment and Quality
Theodor Adelswärds Minne
FSTAM, offers funding for students dealing with international organisations and co-operation.
International Foundation for Science
IFS is a research council with international operations and the mission to build the scientific capacity of developing countries in sciences related to the sustainable management of biological and water resources. The secretariat is located in Stockholm.
Funding comes from governmental and non-governmental sources, as well
as national and international organisations.
IFS has 135 Affiliated Organisations in 86 countries, of
which three-quarters are in developing countries and one-quarter in industrial
At IFS, the idea is that the interests of both science and development are best served by promoting and nurturing the research efforts of promising young science graduates, who have the potential to become leading scientists in their countries.
Since 1974, IFS has provided support to more than 4,600 IFS Grantees in some 100 developing countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Applications for IFS Research Grants are welcome from young scientists in developing countries to do research on the sustainable management, use or conservation of biological or water resources. This broad statement covers natural science and social science research on agriculture, soils, animal production, food science, forestry, agroforestry, aquatic resources, natural products, water resources, etc.
Grants are normally awarded to individual researchers, for a specific
research project lasting 1-3 years. Application deadlines are 30 June
and 31 December every year. More
information on Eligibility Criteria.
och Alice Wallenbergs stiftelse
One of the major research
funders in Sweden and supports research and educational projects
at the national universities, colleges and comparable research institutes.
During 2004 a total of SEK 786 million were awarded to around hundred
different projects. Most of the grants were donations for expensive
scientific equipment within the natural sciences, technological
and biomedical basic research.
Asia related projects given Linnaeus Palme grants
Linnaeus-Palme International Exchange Programme
An exchange programme for teachers
and students at undergraduate and master's level in higher education,
which aims at strengthening co-operation between universities in
Sweden and developing countries. The Programme was established
in May 2000 and is financed by Sida, Swedish International Development
Cooperation Agency, and administered by the International Programme
Office for Education and Training (Internationella
Last date for applications to the programme for 2012/13 is 15 November 2011. More information.
The decisions for 2011-12 were taken in April 2011. Out of 240
projects given grants, 4 are with Bangladesh, 16 with India, 2
with Nepal, 1 with Pakistan, and 4 with Sri Lanka. Go
for the full list of Linnaeus Palme grants 2011 (as a pdf-file).
Minor Field Studies (MFS)
Grants for field studies, aimed at giving
Swedish students the opportunity to procure knowledge on developing countries
and development issues. This programme also aims to give students, lecturers
and institutions at universities and colleges the opportunity to establish
contact with institutions and organisations in developing countries. financed
by Sida, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and administered
by the International Programme Office for Education and Training (Internationella
programkontoret). Decisions for 2011 were taken in January 2011. Grants were given to 812 applications at 107 departments/international offices at 34 universities. See the list.
A large number of Swedish undergraduate students have got MFS grants to do thesis work in developing countries. A searchable database where all MFS theses since 2003 are presented in full-text is available. Go to the database.
See also specific lists of South Asia related MFS projects during the period 2003-07: – Afghanistan (1 project); – Bangladesh (17 projects); – India (120 projects); – Nepal (7 projects); – Pakistan (3 projects); – Sri Lanka (29 projects). No projects were carried out in Bhutan and the Maldives.
MISTRA (Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research)
strategic environmental research with a long-term perspective, aiming
to solve major environmental problems. The main part of Mistra's funding
is focused on broad-based interdisciplinary programmes. An endowment of
more than SEK 3.3 billion, as of Jan. 1, 2004, makes it possible to allocate
an annual sum of some SEK 250 million to funding of research. This makes
Mistra the largest source of funding for environmental research in Sweden.
Some of the programmes given MISTRA grants are connected to research on
South Asian isssues, e g:
The Greenchem programme (Speciality Chemicals from Renewable Resources), involving researchers
from The Department of Biotechnology, The Division for Environmental and
Energy Systems Studies, and The Research Policy Institute at Lund University;
parts of the Water management research
programme, VASTRA, involving researchers from the Department of Water
and Environmental Studies, Linköping University.
The Olof Palme Memorial Fund for International Understanding and Common Security
Offers scholarships and grants to young people
for international exchange, and for studies of peace and disarmament.
Sida, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Sida offers several types of grants, exchange programmes and scholarships,
which can be related to South Asian studies, through its Department
for Research Cooperation (SAREC). Go
to the information page regarding Support to Researchers!
SAREC also supports research organisations, universities and research
institutes in partner countries as well as regional research networks
and international research programmes, besides providing support for development
research in Sweden.
Some of the programmes:
Sida's Developing Country Research Council (u-landsforskningsrådet)
supports Swedish developing country research. • Grants
to support Swedish development research are provided by the Swedish
International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida,
through its Developing
Country Research Council (u-landsforskningsrådet).
These so-called uforsk grants belong to the most
important ways of financing Swedish research projects related to developing
countries, including South Asia. The aim is to establish and maintain
a knowledge base of relevance to aid and development issues, plus
capacity for developing country research in Sweden.
Deadline for applications for the period 2012–2014 is Tuesday 12 April 2010.
Individual researchers or groups of researchers working at Swedish universities and colleges or other Swedish research institutions may apply for a grant.
Among the new stipulations set up by Sida in 2009 are requirements that the proposed research projects should have a clear relevance for Sweden’s policy for global development (PGD, decided upon by the Swedish government in 2008, more information); and have a land focus in accordance with the Swedish government’s priorities – which in the South Asia case means primarily Bangladesh and Afghanistan and in a selective mode also India.
In accordance with the PGD, Sida has been instructed to make priority to projects dealing with poverty reduction. Focus has been put on three preferential thematic areas, namely: – Democracy and human rights; – Gender equality and women’s role in development; and – Environment and climate change.
As an additional preferential focus area in the 2009 applications, the Swedish government decided to contribute to set up a long-term action plan for the global fight against contagious diseases, and support research within this field with specific funds. On 8 February 2010, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) announced a jointly funded call on the research theme of the global fight against communicable diseases by developing the capacity in the handling and prevention of these.
The MSB (Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap) and Sida will together fund a three-year program with the aim to increase cooperation between scientists from Sweden and in developing countries within the research area of communicable diseases. The overall intention is to increase the ability to combat the global spread of contagious diseases (which currently threaten both developed and developing countries) through knowledge production in terms of research results.
The program starts in 2011 and with approximately 20 milion SEK available in the first year, it will contribute to an increase in capacity to limit the spread and impact of contagious diseases. Approximately 20 million SEK will be available the first year, with the MSB and Sida contributing equal shares. The scope of this call covers major threats and challenges to health and society, both of mutual interest to Sida and the MSB, and addresses sources, pathways and mitigation measures. More information.
Because of a strained economy, Sida will not give away any Planning Grants, Swedish Research Links Programme Grants (see below), and Grants to new Networks in 2010.
Joint Formas – Sida/SAREC
funded program for research on sustainable development in developing
countries. The research council
Formas and Sida/SAREC together has funded a two-year program with the aim
to promote participation of scientists from Sweden in sustainability
research in developing countries. The overall intention is to contribute
to global sustainable development in the spirit of the UN Conference
in Johannesburg 2002. The program started on 1 July 2007 and have the
volume 10 million SEK per year, with Formas and Sida/SAREC contributing
equal shares. The main applicant should have a PhD and should be employed
at a Swedish university or research institute. The project should have
a co-applicant (also PhD), employed by the host organisation, who will
actively participate in the research. More
Thematic research. SAREC supports Swedish
research on vital Global issues. They include ”Financial
Systems in the Third World”, Democracy,
Human Rights and the Rule of Law”, Education
for Poverty Alleviation”, ”Research
on IT in developing countries”, ”Biological
multitude focused on its importance for poor people’s
and ”Climate Change”.
Support to HIV/AIDS research. Since
1989, Sida has supported research on HIV/AIDS and related sexually
transmittable diseases relevant for the situation in developing countries.
Sweden and Sida are intensifying the fight against the pandemic by
increasing the support and by maintaining HIV/AIDS as a strategic issue
in all development cooperation. In 2006, three South Asia
related projects were among
the 22 being funded. More
The Indo-Swedish Facility
for Environmental Initiatives and Innovations (”the Facility”). Was set up by Sida in December 2006, with an aim to encourage knowledge
sharing and co-operation on development of new technical solutions
between India and Sweden, and to evolve best practices in the
environmental field. The Facility offers funds to apply for,
and is open to Swedish and Indian public institutions, the private
sector, civil society and research and academic institutions.
On the Swedish side it has been administered by an officer at the Swedish
Embassy in New Delhi. From 2007 the Facility has been fully operational. More
information, including guidelines and full background material.
STINT (Stiftelsen för internationalisering av högre utbildning
The Swedish Foundation
for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education supports the internationalisation of Swedish research and higher
education, and encourages participation in its programmes. They offer:
Institutional Grants (IG) programme supports new international collaborations in research and higher education within all disciplines and all countries in the world.. This programme was initiated in 1996. So far the STINT Foundation has funded 300 IGP projects, close to one hundred are still active. The IGP includes all areas of higher education and research. The programme is open for cooperation with all countries. Gives opportunities for broad and long-term
co-operation between Swedish and foreign institutions or academic groups
in one or several countries. The scope of co-operation should, as far
as possible, include research as well as higher education. Deadline for applications starting the academic year 2011/2012 is 1 December 2010. Decisions will be taken in April 2011. More
On 12 April 2007, STINT decided to award Institutional Grants to 17 new projects, out of which two involves collaboration with South Asian research groups. Dr. Devdatt Dubhashi at the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers
University of Technology, Göteborg, was awarded SEK 800 000 to establish research collaboration with Prof. Krithi Ramamritham at the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai; and Dr.
Gunilla Krantz, Dept. of Social Medicine, Institute of Medicine, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Göteborg University, was awarded SEK 600 000 to establish research collaboration with
Dr. Tazeen Saeed Ali, School of Nursing, Aga Khan University, Pakistan.
– STINT Networking Grants for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Scholarships to encourage Swedish researchers in the humanities and social sciences to develop their international contacts. The grants are to be used for meetings with colleagues from other countries with the aim of developing joint research projects with an international profile, summer schools or courses for researchers, again with an international profile. A condition of the grant is that several researchers from the different groups are involved and that the planning is clearly focused. Applications for the networking grants can be made at any point in the year.
The maximum amount granted is SEK 100 000 and covers a two-year period at most. More information.
Scholarships for Swedish doctoral
candidates. Scholarships for doctoral studies at a foreign academic institution in the humanities and social sciences, including theology, religion and law. The scholarships provide opportunities for Swedish doctoral candidates to spend one term (a minimum of four months) at a foreign academic institution. To ensure that the students benefit from the visits, it is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that solid contacts are made with the foreign host institution. STINT encourages the involvement of the student’s Swedish department. STINT may include a travel grant for supervisors to visit the host department during the doctoral student’s stay. Applications for scholarships for the academic year 2011/2012 shall be submitted by 1 December 2010. More
Short term stipends. Opportunities for faculty at Swedish
universities to spend a maximum of three months at a foreign academic
institution. The programme covers all areas of research and higher education.
Doctoral candidates are not eligible to apply. The programme also provides opportunities to invite foreign faculty as visiting researchers or academic teachers at Swedish universities. Foreign faculty at Swedish institutions is an effective way to widen international networks. The time spent abroad (or engaging foreign faculty in Sweden) can be used for teaching as well as research or a combination of both. Short Term Stipends can not be used to sustain ongoing cooperation. Applications can be submitted at any time. They should reach the STINT Foundation no later than eight weeks before the start of the planned period abroad. More
Swedish Institute (Svenska
The SI offers grants for post-graduate studies
and research in Sweden and abroad, as well as for International development cooperation in the cultural and public spheres (including expert exhanges with developing countries).
The Guest Scholarship Program is open for PhD students and post-doc researchers from South Asia. The scholarship is open for all subjects. The scholarship amounts to SEK 12 000 per month for PhD researchers and SEK 15 000 per month for post-doc researchers (holders of a PhD degree). The number of scholarships are however extremely limited, so the chances
of receiving a scholarship from the Swedish Institute are rather small. Scholarship periods are fixed to 6, 12 or 18 months. The scholarship periods cannot be altered or prolonged. Travel grants are also given to accepted scholarship holders, a lump sum of SEK 10 000 will be paid. Deadline for applications is 31 January 2011. More information.
The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships are targeted at highly qualified students from 12 developing countries with which Sweden conducts long-term development cooperation – in South Asia only Bangladesh is included. Scholarships will be awarded for studies in Sweden mainly on second cycle (Master's level) from autumn 2011. Scholarships will cover both living costs and tuition fees. A few scholarships will be awarded for studies at first cycle (undergraduate) level.
About 80-100 scholarships will be offered for the academic year 2011/2012. Applications should be made online between December 1, 2010 and January 21, 2011. Only applicants who have been accepted to an eligible study program will come in question for a SI Study Scholarship. Scholarship holders within the SI Study Scholarships will receive a travel grant in connection with the scholarship. The travel grant is a lump sum of SEK 10.000. The Swedish Institute will publish a list of successful applicants who will receive a scholarship in the beginning of April 2011. More information.
The Travel Grants for Expert exhanges with developing countries is intended to promote both openness and democratic, economic and social advancement in developing countries through the transfer of knowledge and experience in the fields of democracy and human rights, gender equality and the role of women in development.
Exchanges of experts are short projects of an opinion-making and policy-oriented nature, such as seminars, workshops, leader training, visit programs for senior decision-makers, experts, opinion-makers and other agents of change, and other activities leading to achievement of the program goals. SI will give precedence to projects with a communicative dimension that possess the potential for wider dissemination and which can help shape opinion and encourage dialogue on the issues raised.
Funding may not be sought for research projects, study trips, school exchanges, commercial contact, volunteer activities, exchanges for children or young people, reconnaissance trips or attendance at conferences/courses without central/national participation. Nor may funding be sought for humanitarian efforts.
The target group for exchanges of experts comprises decision-makers, experts, opinion-makers and other agents of change in the fields of democracy and human rights, gender equality and the role of women in development.
Countries covered by the SI expert exchange programme are listed by the OECD in its DAC list of Official Development Assistance countries. In South Asia, this means the program prioritises applications regarding Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
The Pakistan Overseas Scholarship Scheme is also administered by the Swedish Institute. It was created after a formal agreement on collaboration in research
and research training between Pakistan and Sweden, that was signed on
1 November 2004. The programme is exclusively open to Pakistani nationals aiming to pursue Master and PhD studies in Sweden.
Applications for the Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Masters and PhD for Pakistani nationals are made directly to the Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC). The aim of the program is to strengthen Pakistan’s national research capacity through educational cooperation between Pakistan and Sweden. More information.
Since 2008 no new grants have been available from the Pakistan Overseas Scholarship Scheme, but a large number of scholarship holders are carrying out their training at different Swedish universities.
Finally, the Swedish Institute has administered a bilateral scholarship programme with India. Every year, the Indian government through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) used to offer 1–2 Swedish students the possibility to study dance at at an Indian academic institution. The scholarships covered tuition fees, and board and lodging costs, and were primarily given to university students below 35 years of age that wished to pursue 1–2 years of training in dance or music in India. The programme has however been cancelled.
Institute of International Affairs (Utrikespolitiska
Offers grants for research on International Studies
with special relevance for security and foreign policy.
Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet)
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Science,
the Swedish Research Council offers research grants to all the disciplines. In 2001 it replaced
the separate research councils for science; medicine; etc, that existed
previously. The total budget is 2 500 Million SEK a year. The Swedish
Research Council provides support for basic research of the highest scientific
quality in all fields of science. The goal, as formulated by the Swedish
Government, is to establish Sweden as a leading research nation. There
are three scientific councils within the Swedish Research Council: one
for Humanities and the Social Sciences, one
for Medicine and one for the Natural
and Engineering Sciences. It also includes a Committee for Educational
Science and a Committee for Research Infrastructures.
The Swedish Research Council is one of the most important funders of Swedish
South Asia related research.
The Swedish Research Council is the single largest provider of public
funds for Swedish basic research. Grants are allocated through a peer
review process – a system to assess quality and establish priorities
that involves many groups of leading researchers who assess the grant
applications of their peers. The main categories of research grants are: • Project grant; • Staffing
grants (mainly for research consultants and research assistants);
• Stipends (postgraduate and European
University Institute doctoral candidates); • Major/expensive
equipment grants; • Conference and
travel grants; and • Publication
From 2005 the Swedish Research Council has extended the grants programme
for International post-docs to cover all sciences, including humanities,
social sciences and educational science that previously were taken
care of by STINT (see above).
Applications for ordinary project grants from the Swedish Research Council should be submitted before 30 March 2011 (regarding
Humanities and Social Sciences; and
Artistic Research & Development); before 6 April (regarding Medicine and Health); 13 April (regarding
Natural and Engineering Sciences); 19 April (regarding
Educational Sciences; and
Research Infrastructures). Full information about the general announcement.
Swedish Research Links
by Sida and the Swedish
Research Council in 2002, Swedish Research Links aim to stimulate
cooperation between researchers in Sweden and those in selected developing countries.
The long-term aim of the programme is to contribute to mutual scientific and socioeconomic development of the countries involved through funding for support to collaborative research projects of high scientific quality and mutual relevance. The programme is open to researchers in basic and applied research within all academic disciplines.
The Swedish Research Links Programme is funded by Sida but administered
by the Swedish
Research Council. The grant should normally be administered by a Swedish university or higher education institution, or another public organisation in Sweden engaged in research (administrative entity).
The Programme aims to foster research ties between researchers in Sweden, on the one hand, and researchers in in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Balkans on the other. The key condition for the Swedish Research Links Programme has been that researchers from the countries involved must submit joint applications on projects of mutual interest.
In South Asia the countries eligible for participation in Swedsh Research Links programmes are Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.
No grants were distributed from the Swedish Research Links programme in 2010, during which time the programme was evaluated, but in July 2011, a new announcement was published regarding applications for the period 2012–14.
These International Collaborative Grants are awarded for maximum three years, and the maximum amount to apply for is SEK 250,000 a year.
The grant can be used to cover joint activities, such as research visits between the partners, seminars, workshops and joint publishing. Minor project costs may also be funded at a maximum of SEK 50,000. The grant may not be used for salaries and scholarships. Deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday 6 September 2011.
Full information about the Swedish Research Links programme for 2012-14.
Foundation established in 1936,
promoting research within social science, economics, natural science,
and medicine. The board has decided that the foundation presently should
stick to providing grants to research coordinators at Swedish departments,
for them to invite foreign post-docs to Sweden as guest researchers and
lecturers. This should be within one of the three preferential research
- Life science (especially studies on a molecular level)
- Social science (especially longitudinal and epidemiological studies)
- International Economics (especially macro-economic analysis)
Swedish Agency for Innovation
under the Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communication with a mission
is to promote sustainable growth by financing
RTD and developing effective innovation systems in the fields of:
It is a strategic granting and co-ordinating actor in the Swedish innovation system,
contributing to long-term economic growth and sustainable development
in both ecological and social terms by funding problem-oriented research
in order to meet the needs of industry, society at large and by developing
effective innovation systems. Research funding 2007: approx SEK 1 700
million. Due to the required matching funding from other financing bodies,
the sum of available resources is twice as large.
- Medicine and Health
- Natural Sciences and Technology
- Society and Culture
Go to the web page with VINNOVA’s announcements for grants.