Project database

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.

News


The Foundation’s decision on funding for year 2021

The Board of the Foundation for the Baltic and East European Studies has made its...

Welcome to the information meeting about the 2021 application round!

On Wednesday, 11 November 2020 at 1:00-2:30 pm the Foundation for Baltic and East European...

The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies has made the decision on this year’s applications

The Board of the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies has today made the...

The instructions for applications for funding from Östersjöstiftelsen 2021 are now available!

The instructions include four different forms of support. As before, funding for postdoctoral projects and...

New instructions for the year 2021

New instructions for applying for funding in application round 2021 will be published in the...
More news

Important dates


11
Nov

Information meeting

An information meeting about the 2021 application round will be held on Wednesday, 11 November at 1:00-2:30 pm.  See news for more information.


11
Jan

The application system opens

The application system opens on Monday, 11 January 2021 at 9:00 am.


3
Feb

Last application date

The last application date for all forms of support is Wednesday, 3 February 2021.



Mar

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.


14
Apr

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.



Apr

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.


28
Apr

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.


6
Oct

Decision

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