The Swedish Institute for Educational Research finances practice-based research on teaching and learning in preschools. schools and Adult Education. Projects funded by the Institute should primarily focus on ways of developing and improving planning, performing and/or evaluation of teaching to promote children’s and student’s learning and development. In other words, relevance to teacher’s, school head’s and other school staff’s everyday challenges is highly important and will be weighted equally with the scientific quality of the projects.
In addition to strong relevance, the Swedish Institute for Educational Research requires the same level of scientific rigor as other Swedish research councils.
The review process
Applications are reviewed in two steps. The first step is performed at the Institute and exclusively concerns formal requirements. The second step is a regular peer review process by a group of external researchers. The review in this step concerns both relevance and scientific rigor.
Review criteria – step 1
- Control of the formal requirements and reporting of participating pre-schools or schools
Review fields – step 2
- Scientific quality
- Feasibility including competences in the research group
- Plans for mediating the results (obligatory) and plans for implementation of the results (not obligatory)
- Gender and diversity aspects
- Ethical aspects
Applications are made in Prisma and may be written in English.
Important dates 2020
Call opened on 18 March at 2pm.
Call closed on 13 May at 2pm.
Decision on who will be rewarded funding will be made late October.
The decision will be made public early November.