The state is the largest funder of research at colleges and universities in Sweden. Most of the governmental funding is distributed through different councils and agencies, of which The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet, VR) is the largest. There is also a number of public and private foundations that provide funds for research.

The EU is another important funder of research at Swedish universities. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). You can apply for collaborative as well as individual projects.

The University's largest external research funders 2015:

1. Vetenskapsrådet
2. Forte
3. Wallenbergstiftelserna (KAW, MMW, MAW, BWS)
4. Formas
5. EU:s ramprogram (Horizon 2020, FP7, FP6 inkl. ERC)
6. Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
7. Sida
8. Vinnova
9. Mistra
10. Familjen Erling Perssons stiftelse
11. Stiftelsen för strategisk forskning (SSF)
12. Rymdstyrelsen
13. Cancerfonden
14. Naturvårdsverket
15. Energimyndigheten


Find funding with Research Professional

Stockholm University has a subscription with Research Professional, a major database of research funding opportunities; it is free to use for all Stockholm University researchers.
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The Research Support Office (former Research Liaison Office)

The Research Support Office can help researchers at Stockholm University to find current information about available calls and grants. For more information contact The Research Support Office.

For more information on research funding for researchers at Stockholm University, please see pages 22-23 in the PDF "Handbook for International Researchers", which also contains a lot of other useful information for the international researcher in Sweden (for example, information about living and working in Sweden and Stockholm, academic life and social life).

Full cost accounting

Stockholm University applies the full cost accounting model for allocating indirect (OH) costs. The model is based on the principle of apportioning all revenues and expenditure within an organisation and among the cost-bearers and in relation to the direct costs. Stockholm University recognises three levels in the organisation: central, faculty and department. A project budget is based on full-cost calculation and shows total costs (direct and indirect costs) and total revenues (external and internal funding). The allocation basis of OH costs is direct labour costs. Indirect cost in a project budget will combine the cost-share of all the three levels.

The "Project Budget Template" can be downloaded at the bottom of this page, which also contains further information about the template in Swedish.