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Four development research funding calls by the Swedish Research Council

The Swedish Research Council has launched four new and open calls related to development and development research.

The Swedish Research Council is Sweden’s largest governmental research funding body and supports research of the highest quality within all scientific fields. Every year, we pay out almost 7 billion SEK to support Swedish research.

Research project grant within development research

The purpose of the Research project grants in development research is to give researchers the freedom to formulate their own research idea, method and implementation, and to solve a specific research task within a limited period. Project grants in development research are funded by the Government’s development aid funds, and the research shall be of particular relevance to the fight against poverty and for sustainable development in low-income countries.

Grant period: 4 years
Grant amount: Minimum 400 000 SEK and maximum 1 500 000 SEK per year, however, a total maximum of 4 500 000 SEK if the application is for 4 years.

Starting grant within development research

The purpose of the grant is to give junior researchers the opportunity to establish themselves as independent researchers in Sweden. The grant is also intended to promote the quality and renewal of Swedish research.
Establishment grants in Development Research are funded by the Government’s development aid funds, and the research shall be of particular relevance to the fight against poverty and for sustainable development in low-income countries.

Grant period: 4 years
Grant amount: Minimum 400 000 SEK per year, maximum 1 200 000 SEK per year.

Network grant – Swedish research links

The purpose of the network grant Swedish Research Links is to establish a network around a specific research idea, aimed at a joint research project. The grant shall support the development of long-term joint research between Swedish researchers and researchers from low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries.
The network grant Swedish Research Links is funded by the Government’s 17 funds, and the research shall be of particular relevance to the fight against poverty and for sustainable development in low income and lower-middle-income countries. Grants are available within all scientific areas.

Grant period: 1 – 2 years
Grant amount: Maximum 400 000 SEK per year.

International postdoc within development research

The purpose of the grant is to give newly qualified researchers with a doctoral degree from a Swedish higher education institution (HEI) the opportunity to expand their networks and their competencies by working abroad under secure employment conditions. The grant is also intended to promote the quality and renewal of Swedish research. International postdoc grants in development research are funded by the Government’s development aid funds, and the research shall be of particular relevance to the fight against poverty and for sustainable development in low-income countries.

Grant period: 18–36 months
Grant amount: 1 150 000 SEK per year.

Consult the guide for applicants and read more about how applications are assessed.

Internship opportunity at SweDev Secretariat hosted by SEI

Student

Are you passionate about development issues? Do you want to gain experience in bridging development research to policy? You should consider applying to FUF’s Internship Program for the 2022 Autumn call.

Job description

The intern should have a great interest in development issues, be motivated and driven by external work and web communication. The intern should be fluent in English. Good knowledge of Swedish is an asset.

The intern will be working directly to support the bridge between development research and policymaking through communication and advocacy. The intern will also be part of monitoring current development issues and identifying opportunities for SweDev to influence the public debate. Main tasks include:

  • Maintain and expand SweDev’s online presence by creating content, articles, blog posts, and editing and updating SweDev’s website
  • Participate in communication and advocacy work
  • Support tasks within SweDev’s education group and research group
  • Monitor trends and issues relevant to SweDev and identify opportunities for SweDev to influence the public debate on development issues
  • Support with administrative tasks in SweDev’s secretariat
  • Participate in the work and coordination of the Development and Aid Policy team at SEI
  • Any other tasks that arise

The Swedish Development Forum (FUF) Internship Program

FUF (Föreningen för Utvecklingsfrågor) provides about 40 internships to our university student members each semester. Within the different internship positions, you can join our network and directly work with SweDev Secretariat being a Communication and Research Intern! We are one of the 9 positions that do not require knowledge of Swedish.

Do not send any application to the SweDev Secretariat. Should you have further questions about the application process, please contact Ronja Bäckström, FUF program manager at .

Do you need any more details about the internship? Feel free to contact our Secretariat or our current intern Alessandro, enrolled in the Erasmus Mundus AFEPA Programme at SLU.