The Foundation preferably supports projects of high scientific potential, infrastructure of national importance and individual support of excellent scientists.The Foundation also initiates strategic grants and scholarship programs.

All applications to the Foundation must be prioritized by the vice-chancellor (or the equivalent) at the University where the principal investigator works. The Foundation uses peer reviewers for the nomination process.

The Foundation evaluates, prioritizes and follows up research grants, while universities are responsible for internal priority, steering, control, monitoring and performance.

Who may apply?

Applications should be submitted by individual scientists, or research groups affiliated to a Swedish university or equivalent institution. An application may also be submitted by the management of a university, university college, scientific academy, or national research associations.

Applications from private individuals without connection to a research institution are not considered. Furthermore, grants are not provided for private studies outside the Foundation's published scholarship programs.