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Application period

Closed for calls
Opens up on November 17th, 2024


The Rekryteringar programme gives universities an opportunity to recruit an associate senior lecturer, senior lecturer, professor, international guest professor or adjunct professor/lecturer from the business sector. A senior lecturer or professor can also be placed in the business sector.

Background of the programme

Solving future societal challenges requires both cutting-edge research results and a higher education of high quality. To achieve this, Sweden’s universities and university colleges (henceforth called universities in the call text) need to be able to employ researchers and teachers who can contribute with relevant knowledge and competence. The Knowledge Foundation therefore offers funding through the programme Rekryteringar in order to make it easier for universities to make strategically important recruitments of key expertise. The programme enables the supply of new competence and new opportunities for collaboration and exchange. In this way, an influx of new perspectives and questions is created, that both contributes to more dynamic research environments and better connects the education to practice and professions.

Contribution to strong research and educational environments

The specific purpose of the Rekryteringar programme is to strengthen the scientific position and profile of an academic environment by the contribution of renewal.

About the programme

  • Provides funding for five different forms of employment
  • Promotes mobility between academia and the business sector
  • Strengthens and develops the capacity for business-relevant research and education
  • The employments may run for between 3 months and 4 years depending on the form of employment
  • Co-financing from the Foundation amounts to between 50% and 90% of the costs