Apply for research funding
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies announces funding once a year. Funding that can be applied for includes four types: two- and three-year projects, postdoctoral projects, grand projects and research networks. Instructions for upcoming calls are announced under For researchers.
In the Foundation’s application system you can see former project applications, submit final reports for research grants and create new project applications.
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies was established by the Swedish Government in 1994.
The Foundation’s mission is to support research, doctoral studies and scientific infrastructure related to the Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe at Södertörn University.
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The application system opens
The application system opens on Monday, 11 January 2021 at 9:00 am.
Last application date
The last application date for all forms of support is Wednesday, 3 February 2021.
Notification on projects and postdoctoral projects
Notification of whether applications have been approved to proceed to stage 2 will be sent in March 2021. Notification concerns two- and three-year projects and postdoctoral projects.
Decision on research networks
Decisions on whether to approve research networks applications or not will be taken by the Foundation’s Board on Wednesday, 14 April 2021.
Notification on grand projects
Notification of whether applications have been approved to proceed to external expert assessment will be sent in April 2021. Notification concerns grand projects.
Last application date stage 2
The last application date in stage two concerning two- and three- year projects and postdoctoral projects is on Wednesday, 28 April 2021 at 3:00 pm.
Decisions on whether applications have been approved or not are taken by the Foundation’s Board on Tuesday, 6 October 2021. Decision concerns projects, postdoctoral projects and grand projects.
Facts about the Foundation
The Foundation’s mission is to support research, doctoral studies and scientific infrastructure related to the Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe at Södertörn University
The Foundation and the Södertörn University are two independent organisations with different regulations, but with a common goal to strive for the highest possible quality in research related to the Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe
The allocated capital was approximately SEK 1.3 billion
Since its founding, the Foundation has distributed approximately SEK 3.7 billion
Despite a distribution of three times the allocated capital, the Foundation’s capital at the end of 2019 was just above SEK 6.6 billion
According to the Statutes the entire capital can not be depleted, only the direct return can be used for the Foundation’s purposes
Facts about the Foundation's funding in 2019
80 research projects were ongoing during the year
SEK 180.5 million granted funds during the year
Of 63 applications, 13 applications were granted funding
100 external experts participated in the assessment process
The Foundation funded 71 doctoral students, most of them at BEEGS, The Baltic and East European Graduate School
The Foundation funded the Center for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) at Södertörn University, with SEK 10.6 million
The Foundation funded the journal Baltic Worlds. It is published open access
The Foundation funded scientific infrastructure through a grant of SEK 18.2 million to Södertörn University’s library
The Foundation funded, completely or partly, 248 employees at Södertörn University
The Foundation funded 20 professors in a special professors’ program