The scheme makes it easier for employers to attract international talents and cutting-edge expertise in specific areas, whilst creating the conditions for researchers to stay in Sweden and supporting their integration in the country.
Interested researchers and organisations can find a suitable employer or researcher through the scheme’s matchmaking platform to prepare a joint proposal.
Vinnova offers recruitment support up to a maximum of SEK 500,000 for an equivalent of 6 months of full-time employment. It expects 10-20 projects per year to be financed under this scheme.
Who can apply?
Researchers should have successfully defended their thesis or completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Sweden to be eligible under this call.
Eligible fellows should also not be employed outside academia and have finished their fellowship with a Swedish host organisation funded by one of the following schemes by the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (Horizon 2020) or Vinnova:
Innovative Training Networks (ITN)
Individual Fellowships (IF)
Cofund Doctoral Programme
Cofund Fellowship Programme
European Fellowship Seal of Excellence – MSCA Seal of Excellence (Vinnova)
Eligible organisations include any kind of non-academic employers in Sweden:
small and medium-sized enterprises
The deadline for applications is 12 April 2023, 14:00 CET.