The instructions for applications 2023 are available


The instructions apply to the same four forms of support that were announced in 2022 (two- and three-year projects, postdoctoral projects, grand projects and research networks) as well as two new forms of support: grants for arranging conferences and publication grants.

The instructions are separate for each form of support. The instructions, an overview of the forms of support, questions and answers, as well as a table explaining who can apply for which grant are available in both Swedish and English. See For researchers.

New forms of support

Grants for arranging conferences for knowledge exchange

Funding may be applied for arranging conferences that are clearly relevant to the Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe. The purpose is to promote internationalisation and knowledge exchange among Swedish and foreign researchers and to help disseminate research on the Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe.
The call is open to researchers in and outside Sweden. Södertörn University must be a grant administrator for an approved conference grant.

Publication grants if you have completed a research project

Researchers who have had a research project funded by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies can, within three years after the final report is submitted on a two- or three-year project, postdoctoral project or grand project, apply for grants to publish research results from the project.
A Swedish higher education institution must be a grant administrator for an approved publication grant.

Important changes in the forms of support

Note that the calls for grand projects, after application round 2023, will be temporarily suspended in 2024. The grand project calls will be thereafter announced every second year.

Postdoctoral projects may even be applied for by doctoral students who have not obtained their doctoral degree by the last application deadline. However, the doctoral student must have a doctoral degree before the start of the grant period (no later than 2023-12-31). If the project is granted and the project manager does not have a doctoral degree before the start of the grant period, the grant cannot be used.

Key dates

All the calls open on Monday 9 January 2023 at 9:00 am.

The last application date for two- and three-year projects and postdoctoral projects in stage 1 as well as grand projects and research networks is Wednesday, 1 February 2023 at 3:00 pm.

Applications for conference and publication grants may be submitted on ongoing basis until 30 November 2023 at 3:00 pm.

Information meeting

An information meeting about the 2023 application round will be held on Wednesday, 30 November 2022 at 9:00 am, until 11:00 am at the latest. The meeting will be held in English on Zoom. More information will be published on the website.

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