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Apply for a research grant

You can apply for research grants from us for research projects, parts of research projects and research programs. We primarily provide funding for projects that have a clear connection to primarily competition and public procurement issues.

Projects that can receive support

You can apply for research grants from us for:

  • Research projects, parts of research projects and research programs
  • Participation in or coordination of seminars and conferences

Multi-year projects can receive grants for a maximum of three years. We provide funding for individual specified projects or programs, but not for institutions or the like. We mainly support projects that do not predominantly receive support from other sources.

We provide research grants primarily to projects that have a clear connection to our areas of activity. We welcome applications for projects that concern, for example:

  • Functioning of markets
  • Effects of restrictions on competition
  • Effects of different competition policy instruments
  • Efficiency in the public sector
  • Public Procurement issues
  • Markets where regulatory reforms are being or have been conducted

You can also receive research grants for other research areas related to competition and procurement. We assess every application that we receive on an individual basis.

In case we need to reduce the amount of funding that´s been applied for, we will contact the applicant.

The main applicant

In order to be applicable for funding, the applicant (the person in charge of the project) must have completed a PhD or equivalent qualification. The applicant must be affiliated to a university, university college or research institute (administering institution). If the application is for a PhD student, his or her supervisor must be the person in charge of the project (applicant).

The Swedish Competition Authority would like to encourage more people to conduct research in the field of competition and procurement. We want to support the best researchers – regardless of gender. As we strive for a more even gender distribution, we would like to see more female researchers apply for research grants.

Public access to information

We are a government agency. This means that all applications sent to us become public documents that we may disclose in accordance with the principle of public access to information.

When you submit an application for a research grant to the Swedish Competition Authority, this means that you consent to your personal data being registered and processed by the Swedish Competition Authority and that information about the name and institution of granted grants is published on our website.

Read more about how the Swedish Competition Authority processes personal data

Apply for research grants

To apply for research grants, complete the application form. The application form, along with any appendices (description of the project, CV, etc.), is to be sent electronically to no later than 1st February.

Questions about research grants

If you have questions regarding the process with applying for research funding, please contact Joakim Wallenklint, Research Director, +46 (0)8-700 16 03,