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Apply for SSF Future Research Leaders!

For the ninth time, SSF annonces the call for the flagship program Future Research Leaders (FFL-9). Since its inception in 2000, the program has been announced every third year and some 150 successful researchers have participated. Now 16 more young researchers are given the opportunity to participate.

During a five-year period, the participants receive a grant of SEK 15 million each and will also undergo solid leadership training.

The aim of the program is to give newly established researchers with the highest scientific and pedagogical competence, the opportunity to develop as research leaders. The individuals must have the ambition to implement research results in society also outside the academy and, at a later stage of their career, shoulder the responsibility for a constellation that is significantly larger than their own research group.

Applicants must have completed their Swedish doctoral degree, or equivalent foreign degree, within the period 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2020. It is only permitted to apply to the program once during their career.

– Among the researchers graduated in the FFL program are several of today’s major research leaders in Sweden and abroad, says Lars Hultman, CEO of SSF. The foundation was early on in integrating leadership training, which is both demanding and highly appreciated.

The applicant must conduct research in natural sciences, technology or medicine and work full-time at a Swedish university/college or research institute, during the grant period, to build up a research group.

The deadline for applications is 26 August 2024 at 2 p.m.

Decisions on allocation will be made in June 2025, with the earliest project start in August 2025.

Download the announcement here!

For further information, please contact:

Research Secretary Johan Nilsson, johan.nilsson@strategiska.se, 08 505 816 74

Program manager Joakim Amorim, joakim.amorim@strategiska.se, +46 8 505 816 65