The main recipients of support include research organisations, universities and research institutes in partner countries, regional research networks and international research programmes. Sida also supports research activities in Sweden relevant to developing countries.
Sida's Programme for Development Research (U-Forsk) allows researchers working at Swedish universities and colleges or other research institutions in Sweden to apply for a grant. Swedish researchers working at the Nordic Institute for Asian Studies (NIAS) in Copenhagen may also apply. Sida does not offer scholarships to researchers who are not associated with a Swedish research institute.
The call for proposals for U-Forsk 2013 was closed April 3rd, 2012. Decisions can not be awaited until end of December, 2012. Learn more here.
The Swedish Research Links Programme
The Swedish Research Links Programme receives funding from Sida to encourage research cooperation between researchers in Sweden and Asia, the Middle East/North African region and South Africa. The aim is to contribute to mutual scientific and socio-economic development of the countries involved in the collaboration.
Call for proposals 2012 is now closed. International Collaborative Grants are awarded for maximum three years. You can apply for maximum 250,000 SEK a year.
One criterion for the programme is that a joint application is submitted by researchers from the countries involved. The application must include at least two principal researchers, one of whom is based in Sweden and another in the partner country. The principal researchers must be actively affiliated to a university or research institution.
Research Training Partnership Program
Call for proposals for Sida funded partnerships between universities in Rwanda, Bolivia and Sweden will open soon. This new programme called "Research Training Partnership Programme as an integral part of Institutional Research Capacity Strengthening" aims at supporting the strengthening of institutional resarch training capacity at universities in Sweden's target countries and regions, contributing to increased number of research graduates.
This first call will be directed at five year collaboration between Swedish universities and the following target universities:
National University of Rwanda
Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia
Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Further information, guidelines and application details are avilable on the Sida research cooperation website: www.sidaresearch.se