Cooperation between health and care providers – supporting ageing with equality, participation and dignity 2021

4 June 2021

In order to address the challenges associated with an ageing population, there is a need for new knowledge and better utilisation of knowledge. This call for proposals shall contribute to increasing the knowledge in the ageing research area. In total, around SEK 70 million is reserved for the period 2021-2024.

Focus area

The elderly population is growing in Sweden, as in the wider world. Public health is improving and life expectancy is increasing, but this trend poses challenges for healthcare and elderly care providers as more people will live longer with various disabilities and diseases. Elderly individuals are a highly heterogeneous group with diverse needs and circumstances depending on factors such as age, socioeconomic situation or ethnic origin. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed elderly issues high on the political agenda. In its interim report, the Corona Commission suggested that there continues to be a strong need for knowledge about elderly people’s living circumstances and conditions and their role and status in society. In order to address the challenges associated with an ageing population, there is a need for new knowledge, and for the existing knowledge to be put to good use.

It is a major challenge for our welfare system to offer adequate health and care services that meet elderly people’s differing circumstances, preferences and needs. In light of the above, this call for applications focuses on cooperation between health and care providers, with particular emphasis on areas where the intersections between different providers, or insufficient cooperation between them, creates problems for staff, elderly individuals or their relatives.

More information about the focus of this call can be found in the document “Information about the call“.

Grant types

Two types of grants are available within this call: project grant and grants for research reviews. Only one application per grant type and main applicant is allowed. However, applications for different grant types cannot refer to the same project.

Project grant

Project grants are grants for individual research projects. The grants are approved for three or four years. The application must have a clear plan for dissemination of knowledge and utilisation. The grant limit is SEK 4,5 million for three-year projects and SEK 6 million for four-year projects.

Research reviews

Grants for research reviews are granted for one year. The research reviews grants aim to summarise the state of knowledge and the need for research in well-defined issues with relevance to the focus of the call. The research review grant is given to literature reviews of different character, such as for example systematic reviews of the effects of different interventions, scoping or mapping reviews, or other types. The grant limit is SEK 1 million for one-year research reviews.

Eligibility requirements

To apply for any grant type within this call, you must have completed a doctoral degree no later than the date of the call closing. Participating researchers must also have completed a doctoral degree no later than the date of the call closing.

Time plan

The call closes: 15 June 2021, at 14:00 CEST

Forte’s board decides on funding: 30 September 2021

Project start: 1 November 2021

More information here

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