For Research Funding in Sweden

As a researcher looking for funding in Sweden, there are many options that may be applicable to you. Therefore, SIREUS has summarized relevant information for researchers, and this information can be found below.

Familjen Jacobssons stiftelse 

Familjen Jacobssons Stiftelse offers two funding opportunities. An entrepreneur scholarship benefiting for example industrial doctoral researchers, and a research grant dedicated to research projects within business development. These scholarships are intended for researchers who have a connection with a Swedish university. The application deadline is July 31. 


The Swedish Research Council Forte is dedicated to fund basic and needs-based research in the domains of health, working life, and welfare. Forte's focus is on supporting Swedish researchers, facilitating collaborations with American partners. The application deadlines for funding opportunities offered vary depending on the specific call. 

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research 

This non-governmental organization serves as a funding entity for Swedish researchers, such as industrial postdoctoral researchers, with opportunities for collaboration with American partners. It focuses on supporting research projects within the fields of natural science, technology, and medicine. The application deadlines vary depending on the calls. 


STINT administers three main funding programs. These include the Strategic Grants for Internationalization with a deadline of April 17, the International Postdoc program with a deadline in July, and the Teaching Sabbatical program with a deadline of September 15. In addition, STINT provides Initiation Grants for short-term research projects, which have deadlines on April 3 and June 12. All these focus on internationalization efforts and are intended for Swedish researchers, with the potential to collaborate with American partners. 

Swedish Research Council 

The mission of the Swedish Research Council is to fund and promote research in Sweden. It specializes in both researcher-initiated calls in all scientific fields and six national research programs which are broad, ten-year initiatives within the fields of antibiotic resistance, migration and integration, crime, segregation, social consequences of digitalization, and viruses and pandemics. The application deadlines vary depending on the specific call. 

Fulbright Scholar Program 

The Fullbright Scholar Program primarily provides funding opportunities for U.S. citizens to engage in teaching, research, and professional projects conducted abroad. Examples of scholar awards include the Global Scholar Awards, Public Policy Fellowships, and Distinguished Scholar Awards, among others. Non-U.S. citizens are also eligible to apply for similar programs. The application deadline for U.S. citizens is fixed on September 15th, whereas the deadline for non-U.S. citizens varies depending on the specific program. 

American Scandinavian Foundation 

The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers grants and fellowships across all fields of studies, targeting individual American and Scandinavian researchers, as well as American universities and non-profit organizations. The fellowship deadline for American applicants is set for November 1st, while the deadline for Scandinavian applicants falls on April 1st.


The Swedish Research Council Formas is promoting research within the fields of environment, agricultural sciences, and spatial planning. Its funding priorities include researcher-initiated calls, with an application deadline of March 30th, as well as targeted calls that may have varying deadlines. Formas targets both Swedish and American universities, researchers, companies, and other relevant entities. 


Vinnova, a Swedish governmental authority, provides funding for research and innovation projects that have a positive impact on society. Applications are open to researchers, institutions, companies, and other stakeholders from both Sweden and the US. The specific application deadlines for funding opportunities vary depending on the specific call. 

Royal Swedish Academy of Science 

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences provides scholarships and four research grants tailored for doctoral researchers, senior researchers, and others from both Sweden and the US. Specializing in funding initiatives within the domains of medicine, mathematics, and clinical research. The application deadline for these opportunities varies depending on the call. 

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation 

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation provides support for long-term basic research in the fields of medicine, technology, and natural science. The foundation targets junior and senior researchers and research projects from both Sweden and the US. The specific application deadline for funding opportunities varies depending on the call.