Last changed: 17 April 2019

The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning

Type of funding body: Swedish research council - public authority
Cost coverage: Full cost according to appropriation direction

The mission of Formas is to promote and support basic research and need-driven research in the areas Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning.


Activities at SLU 2019
- 27 February Seminar about applying to Formas and evaluating applications.
Meeting-video. Presentations (pdf): Caroline Grabbe, Thomas Palo & Hjalmar Laudon.


Open calls at Formas are always in Prisma. Where applications are also always registered.

Data management plan

Formas demands that you have a data management plan for the data produced in a Formas project. The plan should not be sent to Formas, but you should be able to present the plan upon request. Formas recommends that you follow the guidelines for data management plans developed by Science Europe. You can read more about Formas´ recommendations here.

If you have questions concerning data management plans, or need help to create one, please contact the Data Curation Unit at

Success rates

SLU´s success rates in Formas´ open call from 2016 (excel) >>

Examples of granted applications

Future Research Leaders 2016 Veterinary Medicine (pdf) >>

Project 2016 Communication Studies (pdf) >>

Project 2016 Ecology (pdf) >>

Project 2016 Soil Science (pdf) >>

Project calculator

Please contact project economist at your department for support with budgeting in SLU´s project calculator.

The budget form in the application system Prisma varies a bit between calls, but in most cases it has the same cost structure as in SLU´s project calculator.

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