Swedish Research Council International Postdoctoral Grant in Sweden, 2017

  • Swedish Research Council
  • Post Doctorate
  • Medicine, Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering Sciences
  • International Students
  • Sweden
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Scholarship Description:

Swedish Research Council International Postdoctoral Grant in Sweden, 2017 is open for International Students . The scholarship allows Post Doctorate level programm(s) in the field of Medicine, Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering Sciences taught at Swedish Research Council . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Scholarship Description: The Swedish Research Council is now accepting applications for International Postdoc Grant for January 2018 start. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

The purpose of the grant is to give recently qualified researchers with a doctoral degree from a Swedish university the opportunity to expand their networks and their competencies by working abroad under secure employment terms.

About University: The Swedish Research Council priority target groups are researchers since financing research is one of the most important missions of the Swedish Research Council. Other target groups are decision-makers, journalists, and the public.

Degree Level: Grant is available to pursue postdoctoral programme.

Available Subject: Grant is awarded in the following fields:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Medicine and Health

  • Natural and Engineering Sciences

  • Educational Sciences

  • Artistic Research

Scholarship Benefits: The grant is awarded in a standard amount of 1 050 000 SEK per year, of which 900 000 SEK is for your salary costs and 150 000 SEK for research expenses relating to your stay and the research you will be carrying out (such as consumables, travel including stays at research sites and publication costs). The grant amount includes the cover of indirect costs. The standard amount relating to salary costs also includes social security contributions. The grant may not be used for bursaries.

The Swedish Research Council assumes that the administrating organisation, as the employer responsible, will cover any costs in excess of the standard amount received.

Grant period

The grant period is 18-36 months, starting from 1 January 2018. The first payment will be made during January 2018 at the earliest.


Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

The following criteria must be fulfilled in order for you to be eligible to apply for the grant. We carry out checks to ensure ineligible applications are rejected from further processing.


The applicant for an international postdoc grant must be an individual researcher. You must hold a doctoral degree from a Swedish university or the European University Institute (EUI), awarded no more than two years before the deadline for this call.

Grants from the Swedish Research Council shall be administered by a Swedish university or HEI or another Swedish public organisation that fulfils our criteria for administrating organizations. To apply, your organisation must, therefore, be approved as an administrating organisation.

If you are awarded a grant, you must be employed by the administrating organisation when the grant period starts and throughout the grant period, unless the Swedish Research Council, the administrating organisation or any other employer agree otherwise. The administrating organisation will decide on the employment form, salary and employment terms and conditions. You are, however, expected to remain employed full-time throughout the grant period, which means that you are employed and pay tax in Sweden during your stay abroad. You do not have to be employed by the administrating organisation at the time of applying.

Eligible Nationalities: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.


Application Procedure: You apply electronically in Prisma, which is the application system used by the Swedish Research Council. You create your application in Prisma by filling in the text fields, uploading information from your personal account, and attaching the appendices requested.

To enable you to apply, your organisation must have been approved as an administrating organisation and have created an organisation account in Prisma.

Attached documents and appendices

You will need to attach an appendix to some fields as instructed. The appendix must consist of one file only, and you can only attach documents in PDF format. All appendices are limited as to file size and number of pages. You will not be able to attach an appendix that exceeds the stated maximum file size.

Deadline: Grant is application deadline is September 19, 2017.

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Degree Level:

Swedish Research Council International Postdoctoral Grant in Sweden, 2017 is available to undertake Post Doctorate level programs at Swedish Research Council.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Medicine
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Engineering Sciences

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