Questions and answers about the application procedure

International postdoc

The questions below are valid for the 2015 Call for proposals.

Who can apply?

  • Do I need a doctoral degree in order to apply?
  • Who counts as participants in the project?
  • Where do I need to be employed?
  • Is there an age limit for applying for a grant from the Swedish Research Council?
  • Can I apply for Starting Grant?
  • Who will manage my grant?

What can I apply for?

  • What types of grants do the Swedish Research Council offer?
  • Can I submit more than one application for the same research project?
  • Can I submit more than one application for different research projects?
  • Can I be awarded multiple grants?
  • If I already have funding for the period from the Swedish Research Council, can I still apply?
  • How many years of funding can I apply for under the various forms of grants?
  • Where do I find the call texts from previous years?

How do I apply?

  • What are the chances of my application being granted?
  • Should I submit letters of recommendation?
  • Should I submit off-prints, dissertations, or manuscripts?
  • Are there any documents that must be submitted in paper form?
  • What happens if the application is incomplete?
  • Can I use symbols (such as Greek letters)?
  • What language should I use?
  • How should the application be signed?
  • Does the application have to be completed all at one time?
  • How do I apply?
  • How do I access my applications from previous years?

How should I present the budget?

  • What amount can I apply for?
  • What costs can the grant cover?
  • Can I apply for depreciation costs?

Which are the rules for indirect costs?

  • What are direct and indirect costs?
  • Should I include the indirect costs in my application?
  • Should I indicate the percentage of direct and indirect costs for my project?
  • Will the Swedish Research Council specify the percentages of direct and indirect costs in approved projects?

Where can I turn for help?

  • What if I have technical questions?
  • What if I have questions about the content of the application?
  • How will I know that my application has been registered?
  • What happens if the application arrives late?
  • What do I do if I want to make a change in an already registered application?
  • Is my application a public document?

What happens after I have submitted an application?

  • How will I find out if my application has been granted?
  • Can I appeal the decision?
  • What is the popular scientific description used for?
Share |
Updated: 2015-02-11