General announcement for biosciences

Scholarships worth up to a maximum of SEK 100,000 can be granted to doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. In the latter category, applicants who received a PhD in the past five years are prioritised. Scholarships over SEK 100,000 will not be granted. Scholarships are granted primarily for research trips and conferences. Scholarships may in some cases also be granted for publication costs and for project costs. OH (Overhead/Administration costs) will not be accepted. Scholarships are payable for a maximum period of one year.

Scholarships are not granted for purposes that have been completed by the time the decision is made, which takes about three months after the end of the application period. The starting point must also be stated. Each applicant is only allowed to submit one application.

Doctoral students must attach a signed approval from their supervisor. Researchers with a PhD must attach a signed approval from the head of department, verifying that the applicant belongs to the department, or will be if the application is granted.

The applicant may also attach additional documents, such as letters of recommendations, invitations to another institution or other documents that may strengthen the application. Upload all documents in PDF format.

Available funding 2024: SEK 6,335,000

Available funding includes among other things: 

  • SEK 350,000 specifically intended for research on Asteraceae, particularly biological field studies of Hieracium (‘hieraciology’).
  • SEK 300,000 specifically intended for travel grants for researchers studying the occurrence of mosses and lichens in Sweden; preferentially in the counties of Västmanland, Värmland and Dalarna.
  • SEK 170,000 specifically intended for zoological, preferably entomological, research in countries outside Europe. The scholarships are intended to support research in regions that are as yet unknown and are not open for applications for trips to or stays at existing zoological stations. Applicants must have Swedish citizenship.
  • SEK 200,000 specifically intended for young students for travel within Sweden for the purpose of studying lower invertebrates, either as fossils or as live specimens.
  • SEK 40,000 specifically intended for travel grants for ornithologists for studies of Swedish avifauna.
  • SEK 260,000 specifically intended for travel grants for phytogeographical surveys in Sweden.
  • SEK 80,000 specifically intended for Studies in the field of botany, especially hieraciology and plant biology
  • SEK 230,000 specifically intended for Promotion of zoological research; writing dissertations, examining Sweden’s and neighboring countries’ animal world (sea, freshwater) and travel. Applicants must be Swedish citizen.
  • SEK 700,000 specifically intended for trips of at least three months to Brazil or another intertropical country for the following botanical purpose: partly, in Brazil or a neighboring country, or in a country with closely-related vegetation, to study the vegetation and vegetation conditions; partly to collect plants or plant objects, which should then be processed in a scholarly manner; and partly to undertake surveys that promote knowledge of tropical plant life and its forms in all respects, expanding the field of botanical knowledge.

Application period: 1 May 2024–31 July 2024


A link to the application system is provided below during the application period. When the application period opens, create an account, provide personal and application information, and upload the necessary documents in PDF format.

The announcement is called Biosciences 2024 in the application system.

Supplementary material submitted separately, incomplete applications and/or emailed applications will not be taken in consideration. Application documents will not be returned.

To the application system


All applicants will be notified by email if their application has been approved or rejected approximately three months after the application deadline. The information will also be available on the applicant’s web account.