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Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Swedish Research Council International Postdoctoral Grant
Deadline: 19 September 2017
Open to: international students, individual researcher who has completed a
doctoral degree no more than two years ago
Grant: 110,114.83 EUR per year
The Swedish Research Council is now accepting
applications for International Postdoc Grant for January 2018
start. The purpose of the grant is to give recently qualified researchers
with a doctoral degree from a Swedish university the opportunity to expand
their networks and their competencies by working abroad under secure employment
The Swedish Research Council priority target groups are
researchers since financing research is one of the most important missions of
the Swedish Research Council. Other target groups are decision-makers,
journalists, and the public. Grant is awarded in the following fields:
Humanities and Social Sciences;
Medicine and Health;
Natural and Engineering Sciences;
The following criteria must be fulfilled in order for you to
be eligible to apply for the grant:
The applicant for an international postdoc grant must be an
You must hold a doctoral degree from a Swedish university or
the European University Institute (EUI), awarded no more than two years before
the deadline for this call;
International students are eligible to apply for this
Applicants whose first language is not English are usually
required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level
required by the University.
Grants from the Swedish Research Council shall be
administered by a Swedish university or HEI or another Swedish public
organisation that fulfils our criteria for administrating organizations. To
apply, your organisation must, therefore, be approved as an administrating
If you are awarded a grant, you must be employed by the
administrating organisation when the grant period starts and throughout the
grant period, unless the Swedish Research Council, the administrating
organisation or any other employer agree otherwise. The administrating
organisation will decide on the employment form, salary and employment terms
and conditions. You are, however, expected to remain employed full-time
throughout the grant period, which means that you are employed and pay tax in
Sweden during your stay abroad. You do not have to be employed by the
administrating organisation at the time of applying.
The grant is awarded in a standard amount of 110114.83 EUR
Out of which 94384.14 EUR is for your salary costs and
15730.69 EUR for research expenses relating to your stay and the research you
will be carrying out (such as consumables, travel including stays at research
sites and publication costs);
The grant amount includes the cover of indirect costs. The
standard amount relating to salary costs also includes social security
contributions. The grant may not be used for bursaries.
The Swedish Research Council assumes that the administrating
organisation, as the employer responsible, will cover any costs in excess of
the standard amount received.
The grant period is 18-36 months, starting from 1 January
2018. The first payment will be made during January 2018 at the earliest.
How to apply?
You apply electronically in Prisma, which is the
application system used by the Swedish Research Council. You create your
application in Prisma by filling in the text fields, uploading information from
your personal account, and attaching the appendices requested.
To enable you to apply, your organisation must have been
approved as an administrating organisation and have created an organisation
account in Prisma.
You will need to attach an appendix to some fields as
instructed. The appendix must consist of one file only, and you can only attach
documents in PDF format. All appendices are limited as to file size and number
of pages. You will not be able to attach an appendix that exceeds the stated
maximum file size.