Calls for funding proposals 2018

You can now apply for funding from the Swedish Research Council for Sport Science for 2018. The total sum to be distributed is approximately SEK 20 million. Applications may be for:

  • Project funding
  • Funding for doctoral students
  • Funding for post-doctoral researchers
  • Funding for organizations, collaboration and networking

The application is to be made on-line through the application system.

Here you can also find rules and instructions for how to fill in the application.

Submit your application electronically via the application system no later than Friday, 15 September 2017, 17.00 hrs (Central European Time). The first page from the application form should be printed out, signed, and sent by post to the address below. The first page must have arrived at the Swedish Research Council for Sport Science by 22 September 2017.

General conditions

Sports science may include all areas of research and all applications must be clearly relevant to sport. The Swedish Research Council for Sport Science’s definition of relevance to sport can be read here Definition of relevance to sport. The application must state the reasons and considerations the project has for studying women and/or men.

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 15 September 2017 at the latest. To be eligible for new funding for 2018, a final report and financial accounts must have been presented.

Of special interest are research projects focusing on sporting excellence and research into sports for children and young people. Both types of projects are prioritised as long as they are of sufficient quality. We also welcome projects which are the result of discussions with Swedish sports federations and associations.

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. It can be used at any time from January 2018 and over the following two years.

We welcome applications for multi-disciplinary projects and for projects involving national and international collaboration.

Funding for doctoral students

The principal supervisor of the doctoral student is the chief applicant for funds and is accountable for the student throughout the grant period. The grant is 300,000 SEK per year. The granting of salary is one year at a time and may be extended after accounting and renewal until the date of the dissertation or for a maximum of four years.

Funding for post-doctoral researchers

The applicant shall have received a PhD degree at some time in the previous five years. The grant is 450,000 SEK per year. The granting of salary is one year at a time and may be extended after acounting and renewal for a maximum of four years.

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

Decisions on funding are made by the Board of the Swedish Research Council for Sport Science on 6 December 2017, after consultations with its Scientific Review Panel. Decisions regarding funding are published on the website on 7 December.  During December formal notice of the decisions and, where relevant, contracts are sent out. Grants are awarded on the understanding that the funds available to the Swedish Research Council for Sport Science continue at least at their current levels.

Contact information

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