The Board of Human Science invites applications for funding of strategic investments:

  • Cross-faculty project support aimed at writing applications for funding to external funding bodies.
  • Support for cross-faculty networks and the initiation of inter-faculty collaboration.
  • “Black box” including support for inviting leading researchers, as well as for collaboration initiatives with the surrounding society.

Applications for these funds must be received by the Office of Human Science no later than October 9, 2023, except for “Black box”, where applications can be submitted at any time during the year. 

The investments involve support for innovative cross-faculty research initiatives and cross-faculty collaboration. The support should target investments where contributions from the Board of Human Science are likely to provide added value.

Support will not be provided for continuous operations but for the build-up and initiation of new activities.

The term cross-faculty here means that the project should involve applicants from at least two departments from different faculties within the Human Science academic area (i.e. humanities, law or social sciences).

The meaning of strategic here implies that the activities are expected to go beyond what there is normally considered to be room for within the faculty's research activities.

Payment and presentation of the result

The academic area has set aside funding for strategic investments in 2023, divided between two calls for proposals during the year (spring and autumn).

The granted funds will be paid once the decision has been made. These funds can be used for one year after the decision. A brief presentation of the result, as well as a financial report, should be submitted to the Board within a year after the decision. 


Applications should be addressed to the Board of Human Science and submitted by e-mail to with a copy to, with reference number SU FV-3286-23 and the project title in the subject header, by October 9, 2023. The application should be signed by the Head of Department. 

To each application a cover sheet must be enclosed: Försättsblad till ansökan om strategiska forskningsmedel (262 Kb)

More information

Please see the pdf file Call for applications - strategic funding October 2023 (78 Kb)  for more information. See also Riktlinjer för områdesnämndens medel för strategiska satsningar (100 Kb) .