THIS YEARS OPEN CALL AND NEWS

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.

Application

Stage 1
In stage 1 the applicant submits a concept overview, which will be assessed based on relevance and beneficial potential by the review panel. The stage 1 concept overview must be written in English, with a summary Swedish or Norwegian. If a project is in need of using experimental horses in their research, it needs to be stated why and in what way already in stage 1.

Stage 2
A number of applicants will subsequently be invited to submit a full research application, which will be assessed based on relevance and scientific quality. The stage 2 application must be written in English. In stage 2, and only in this stage, CV of applicants should be submitted, as well as an assurance from their employer that they will administer any funding received from the foundation, ”Form for signature”.

To apply for funding, please go to the foundation´s application system. For further information please contact the secretariat.

For application instructions and information of criteria in the evaluation process, please read the Foundation’s handbook. Applications that do not follow the instructions in the handbook will be automatically rejected.

To the application system

A yearly application for continued funding must be submitted for all ongoing projects, according to instructions in the Foundation’s handbook.

In stage 2 an assurance from must be submitted by the applicant’s employer that they will administer any funding received from the foundation, ”Form for signature”.

Form for signature

IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES
  • April 1st at 12,00 PM – Stage 1 of the call for proposals opens
  • June 1st at 12 PM – Deadline for submitting a concept overview
  • August 31st 12,00 PM – Stage 2 of the call for proposals opens
  • September 30th 12,00 PM – Deadline for submitting applications
  • December 2022 – The board of the foundation decides which applications will receive funding
RESEARCH AREAS

The foundation’s research programme is divided into two research areas:

Veterinary medicine, animal science, and technology science

• Health
• Reproduction
• Feeding, breeding, and management
• Technical development
• Welfare in the use of- and communication with the horse

 Social science and humanities

• The horse impact on humans
• The horse impact on society
• The horse impact on the environment
• Welfare in the use of- and communication with the horse

Suggested areas within each research area are listed in an appendix to the foundation’s research programme.

Download

Handbook 2022

This handbook is for applicants for projects to The Swedish-Norwegian Foundation for Equine Research. It is also relevant for members of the review panels. The handbook contains instructions about the application process and criterias of assessment.

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Template application for continued funding

Template for the yearly application for continued funding for all projects in progress, this must be submitted according to the foundations instructions. Deadline for submitting applications for continued funding is October 1st, at 12 PM.

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Template final report

Template for the final report.

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Declaration form foregin activities

Conditions for grant approval to projects that, according to Swedish law, requires an Ethics approval from an Ethics committee, but where experimental animals are not located in Sweden or Norway

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Contact persons
Stiftelsen Lantbruksforsknings kansli Stiftelsen Lantbruksforskning´s secretariat
Lina Bengtsson Forskningssekreterare
Siri Anzjøn Norges Forskningsråd/The Research Council of Norway
Finansiärer och samarbetspartners

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