Swedish-Norwegian Foundation for Equine Research welcomes research applications to the yearly open call. The first stage of the call opens 1st of April and closes 1st of June 12.00.
The open call this year comprises 12 million SEK out of which approximately 2,5 MSEK for new projects and 9,5 MSEK for ongoing projects given approved application for continued funding. The call also comprises 10 MNOK out of which approximately 3 MNOK for new projects and 7 MNOK for ongoing projects given approved application for continued funding. 60 percent of the funding is reserved for the research area ”veterinary medicine, animal science, and technology science”, while 40 percent is reserved for the research area ”social science and humanities”.
Collaboration projects between Sweden and Norway is encouraged, as well as collaboration between competence areas/departments and with the practical sector. All parts of the research program are covered within the current call.
Application process and requirements
The call is composed in two stages. In stage 1, the applicant submits a concept overview with focus on relevance for the horse and the horse industry. A number of applicants are invited to submit full scientific applications in stage 2. Both stage 1 and stage 2 applications should be written in English, with a summary in Swedish/Norwegian. No upper limit of applied OH is practiced but applied OH cost cannot exceed actual costs. If a project needs to include experimental horses/persons in the trials, this must be described and justified already in stage 1, based on the 3 Rs (Reduce, Refine, Replace). Each application must have a clear methods description of how many horses/persons are planned to be studied. The application must clearly describe plan for dissemination of results to the practical horse sector/to horse owners, and how the project plans to work for projects results to be practically implemented in the same sector.
Maximum level of funding is 1 million each year for a maximum length of 3 years. For Swedish-Norwegian projects the above-mentioned maximum funding can be applied for in both countries for the same project. Each main applicant may submit one application per call. The main applicant should have a doctoral degree or equivalent and be connected to a research environment. For specific guidelines see the Handbook. Note that applications that do not follow the handbook will be automatically rejected. For jointly financed and exclusively Norwegian projects there are specific instructions that you will find in the foundation´s application system and in the handbook.
The online platform for applications has been updated this year with a modified budget scheme to declare budget posts more clearly between countries (SEK and NOK), and to clarify Foundation requirements of declaring all applicants active part in the proposed project (stage 2). The update also includes a new section related to ethical approvals needed. We appologise in beforehand of the update would result in any initial bugs and welcome feedback if any are identified. The updated platform uses the same web address as the former, so any possible favorites saved on personal computers automatically leads you to the updated platform.