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Application period

6 Sept 2023 – 8 Nov 2023


The Prospekt programme provides funding for early career researchers looking to independently manage a research project in co-production with the business sector.

Background of the programme

The programme seeks to enable renewal and mobility in the academia by lowering potential thresholds at the higher education institutions to recruiting a promising early career researcher. A recruitment from another higher education institution, research institute or the business sector can contribute to generational renewal, reinforce or renew the environment’s profile, or reinforce collaboration with the business sector.

That said, it is often difficult for early career researchers to be offered funding for an independent research project. The programme also gives the project manager an opportunity to develop professionally and position themselves in terms of their career thanks to the support of an academic reference group and having time and resources earmarked for activities that boost their CV alongside the research project.

The programme’s contribution to strong research and educational environments

The specific purpose of the Prospekt programme is to attract early career researchers who will strengthen and/or renew the environment and its research. The programme also helps to strengthen the relationship between academia and the business sector in areas where both parties share common knowledge interests.

About the programme

  • Implementation of research projects in co-production with the business sector
  • The project manager must be an early career researcher (academically active for a maximum of three years following their doctoral exam)
  • The project manager develops professionally and positions themselves career-wise
  • Strengthens and/or renews the environment and its research through strategical recruitment
  • Maximum funding: SEK 2 million
  • Maximum project duration: 2 years
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