Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)

  • Program Type
  • Industry Focus
    Finnish companies, universities, and research organizations (mostly small to mid-sized Finnish companies)

Supports research in science, engineering and medicine for the purpose of strengthening Sweden´s future competitiveness.

SSF Strategic Mobility

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research:

  • Works to reform Swedish research towards excellence and impact.
  • Creates bridges between basic research and needs-motivated research where results will be utilized.
  • Supports research and postgraduate training within engineering, medicine, and natural science in order to strengthen Sweden’s future competitiveness.
  • Continuously funds 300 projects at universities – many of them in collaboration with industry and research institutes.
  • Makes targeted research initiatives, often of an inter- and multidisciplinary nature
  • Distributes career grants to prominent research leaders, with emphasis on younger talents.
  • Encourages the mobility of researchers around the world, as well as between academia, institutes, industry, healthcare, and other players in society.
  • Contributes to the creation of research instruments, methods, and techniques as well as skills for research infrastructure.
  • Annually distributes grants worth SEK several hundred million.
  • Future Phases

    Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.


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    To apply or join the program, please submit an application.