The Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) welcomes projects proposing new working methods, methods, processes and tools and examine them in practice in order to create learning and change. The call also includes studies that look at real cases and practices that can set good examples and result in suggestions for improvements. The call takes place within the framework of the research program Human, Energy Systems and Society (MESAM).
The call is open between 15 March and 31 August. A decision is expected earliest in January 2023. The earliest start date for successful projects is between 1 March 2023 and 1 May 2023, and they can last no longer than 31 December 2025. Grants in this call are limited to a maximum amount of 9 million SEK per project. Applications for funding over 9 million SEK will be declined.
About the call
Energy conversion is closely linked to the reduction of climate-related emissions. The climate issue is urgent and we need to find long-term sustainable development paths for energy systems. The energy transition must be carried out in a way that ensures long-term sustainable development where no one is left out. Succeeding at conversion requires other, and perhaps alternative, ideas and ways of organizing a society in the future. It probably means a change in society’s organization, our working methods and everyday actions.
The goal of this call is to develop and investigate working methods, methods, processes and tools that can meet society’s energy-related challenges locally, regionally, nationally and globally. It should be able to create change among society’s actors large and small and make visible several sustainable development paths and contribute to sustainable societies with sustainable energy for everyone where no one is left behind.
The call will stimulate more collaborations between researchers and other societal actors, and a requirement for the projects is that researchers at higher education institutions/institutes should involve and work closely together with the project’s users and other stakeholders related to the studied area throughout the project.
MESAM is a research program funded by the Swedish Energy Agency. The program is an investment in research that dares to address the major issues surrounding the need to reduce energy-related emissions and create sustainable energy for all.
The Swedish Energy Agency is organising a digital information meeting via Teams on 31 March, 13.00 CET. During the meeting, you will have the opportunity to ask us at the Swedish Energy Agency about the call – register here.
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.