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.
Two parallel calls
This year, we will be issuing two calls. One three-year call for teaching and learning in the entire school system: preschools, schools and adult education, and also a two-year call for teaching and learning in adult education.
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 publication, mediating and potential implementation of the results
- Gender and diversity aspects
- Ethical aspects.
Applications are made in Prisma and may be written in English.
Important dates 2021
Call opened on 17 March at 2pm.
Call closes on 12 May at 2pm.
Decision on who will be rewarded funding will be made late October.
The decision will be made public early November.