Swedish Research Links Programme

The Swedish Research Links Programme seeks to foster research ties between researchers in Sweden, on the one hand, and researchers in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) and southern Africa on the other.

The key condition for the Swedish Research Links Programme is that researchers from the countries involved must submit joint applications on projects of mutual interest.

Two forms of grants are offered for international research collaboration:

  • International Collaborative Research Grant (up to three years)

  • International Planning Grant (one year)

    Who can apply?

  • Applicants must have obtained a doctorate or have an equivalent qualification.

  • The international applicant must be employed or otherwise affiliated to a university or research institution in a programme country outside Sweden


    Applicants: Individual researchers (collaborative project leaders).

  • The joint application must include at least two principal researchers; one affiliated to a university or research institution in Sweden and one affiliated to a university or research institution in a programme country.

  • Swedish citizenship is not required for applicants from Sweden.

  • If more than one programme country outside Sweden is involved, each must be represented by a principal researcher/applicant.

  • For Sweden-South Africa proposals, the applicant representing South Africa must be a South African citizen or have permanent residence and must be affiliated to a research institution or higher education institution in South Africa to qualify for funding.

  • Scientific areas: all scientific areas, including the Humanities and Social Sciences; basic and applied research.

    Grant period:

  • International Collaborative Research Grant, of up to SEK 250,000 a year for three years, i.e. a total of SEK 750,000, awarded for up to three years.

  • International Planning Grant, of up to SEK 75,000 may be awarded to the research partners jointly for one year (2010).

    The following costs may be funded: research visits between the collaborative partners, organisation of seminars and workshops related to the collaborative project, and joint publishing.

    Costs of minor items of equipment and consumables for use within the approved collaborative project may also be funded, maximum SEK 50,000 per year.

    Salaries, facilities and main equipment, are not funded by the programme.

    The grant does not fund fellowships

    Closing application date: 6 May at 24:00 (support closing at 16:00).

    For more information and application,visit: Swedish Research Links Programme

  • Scholarship 2018/19

    Undergraduate Scholarships,
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.