Calls for funding proposals 2020

You can now apply for funding from the Swedish Research Council for Sport Science for 2020. The total sum to be distributed is approximately SEK 21 million. Applications may be or:

  • Project funding
  • Funding for post-doctoral researchers including funding for operating costs
  • Funding for associations, collaboration and networking

The application is to be made on the via the digital system of the Swedish Research Council for Sport Science. Please read the rules and instructions for how to fill in the application before starting the process.

Submit the application electronically via the application system no later than Monday, 16 September 2019 at 5 PM (CEST). Please note that we accept only on-line applications. The application should be electronically signed using bankID and sent in before the application system closes by 16 September.

General conditions

Applicants who have previously received project funding or have held a salaried position over a stipulated period of time, and where this period has expired, must have made their final report by 16 September 2019 at the latest. To be eligible for new funding for 2020, a final report and financial accounts must have been presented.

Two areas of special interest are research projects focusing on sporting excellence and research into sports for children and young people. Read the definitions of these research areas.

Project funding

The Swedish Research Council for Sport Science can grant funds up to a maximum of 400,000 SEK per year. Project funding is for one year. Project funding is administered by the academic institution to which the applicant belongs. There is no limit to how many years a research project can receive grants from CIF. It is possible to apply for grants for doctoral students in the application for project grants.

Funding for post-doctoral researchers

The applicant shall have received a PhD degree at some time in the previous seven years. The grant is 450,000 SEK per year. The granting of salary is one year at a time and may be extended after accounting and renewal for a maximum of four years. The first year you can also apply for a grant of up to 100,000 SEK for operating costs in addition to salary.

Funding for associations, collaboration and networking

Funding may be awarded to Swedish federations or associations working to create favourable conditions for collaboration between researchers, or networks between researchers and other parties involved in sport science research. The Swedish Research Council for Sport Science regards new research constellations and forums favourably. Financial support may, for example, be awarded for arranging conferences and seminars where research findings within sport science are presented or discussed.

Decisions on funding

The final decisions on the distribution of funding are made on 27 November 2019, and the announcement is published the day after on the website Grants are awarded provided that funds are allocated to CIF at least to the present extent.

Contact information

Marie Broholmer, tel: +46 (0) 8 120 537 62, email:
Christine Dartsch, tel: +46 (0) 8 120 537 60, email: