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Open call for the research grant HORISONT (“Horizon”)

A long dirt road by the rape field tree on the horizon.

The Horisont grant is meant to support foundational research across all scientific fields and disciplines to find novel theoretical or practical solutions to important problems in science and society in the widest sense, including challenging methodological problem. The grant supports attempts to find paths into unknown terrain but also to enrich and deepen established fields.

Many important and fundamental scientific discoveries and insights are found at the intersection of apparently disjunct and unrelated fields and the truly novel and original is often unpredictable and unexpected. There is rarely room for explorations of such unknown and unchartered territories through the usual means of research funding. The grant Horisont (“Horizon”) targets such unorthodox and unconventional approaches.The supported research can be but is not necessarily cross-disciplinary.

The Horisont grant should be viewed as seed money for the development of and preparations for new research programs that usually cannot find a place in the usual research funding systems, or to serve as a basis for research proposals for larger and long-term projects.

The grant

The Horisont grant amounts to up to SEK 1 million and can be used during a 24-month period. A financial and scientific report should be submitted no later than 36 months after the onset of the project.

The Society grants up to two projects per year.

The applicant

The applicant must hold a PhD and be employed at a Swedish college or university for the period of the grant. There is no prejudice to academic age or academic position.

The application

A written application in Swedish or in English no longer than 6,500 characters including space should be submitted to the Royal Physiographic Society no later than 15 September, 2023. If cross- or multi-disciplinary research is planned, a short motivation and justification should be provided. The application should also comprise a short budget description specifying how the grant will be used.

The application is submitted using the form found at Application form and registration.