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NSF Convergence Accelerator in collaboration with Vinnova and the Swedish Research Council - qualifying step for Swedish participants

This the offer is a Swedish-American collaboration in the field "Real-World Chemical Sensing Applications" which constitutes "Track L" in US National Science Foundations (NSF's) financing offer "Convergence Accelerator" 2023. The first step of the application is made to both NSF and Vinnova. Partly in accordance with NSF 's instructions further down on this page Partly in accordance with Vinnova's and the Swedish Research Council's joint instructions below.

This web page has been machine translated. If there are any uncertainties, please refer to the Swedish text.

The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Research and/or innovation projects within the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator Programme 2023, Phase1", sub-area "Track L: Real-World Sensing Applications"

Who can apply?

Swedish researchers (The Research Council) and Swedish legal entities (Vinnova) in teams with American participants. Different regulations apply to the two Swedish financiers.

How much can you apply for?

No maximum amount per proposal. However, the total amount set aside for the entire effort is SEK 7.6 million, of which SEK 2.6 million from the Swedish Research Council and SEK 5 million from Vinnova.

Important dates

The word "decision" below means notification from NSF whether complete proposal (step 2) may be submitted.

  • This is how it works

    The call text below refers to Supplementary documentation to the Swedish financiers (the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova) for the first step in the two-step process that the American research financier National Science Foundation (NSF) uses for its financing offer "Convergence Accelerator 2023".

    Step 1 means that the Swedish-American project team submits a so-called "Letter of Intent" (LOI) to NSF by July 11 at 5 p.m. local time in accordance with NSF's instructions.

    In order to be eligible for funding, the Swedish applicant also need to submit a supplementary document to the Swedish financiers via Vinnova's e-service, no later than July 11 at 14:00 local time Sweden.

    The purpose of the supplementary documentation is for Vinnova and the Swedish Research Council to be able to determine whether the project proposal meets one or both of the authorities' rules for funding. The documentation includes the following appendices:

    • Samma Letter of Intent (LOI) sent to NSF (according to NSF's template)
    • Supplementary information in accordance with the word template found here on Vinnova's website
    • Letter of support from the fund administrator (applies only applicant applying for funds from the Swedish Research Council, who do not use the term coordinator, and lack a special template)

    Please note that Step 2 of the process is only open to those project that received a positive decision in the first step on July 21.

    How to apply

    To apply for funding, you need to log in and complete an application form in our eServices portal. The application form contains questions about your project, the participants taking part in the project and your budget. 

    Download document templates for your attachments

    Plesae download the templates for the documents you need to attach to your application such as a CV or project description.

    Please allow enough time

    Please keep in mind that it takes time to complete an application. Filling in the templates can take several days, since they're based on analyses you need to do. Therefore, start the application well in advance. You can start filling in your details, then save and continue at a later time.

    When you've completed your application, please mark it as done ("klar"). You can unlock and make changes to your application at any time until the call closes. If you unlock your application, you must mark it as done ("klarmarkera") if you want the application registered when the call closes. 

    This happens when the call for proposals is closed

    When your proposal has been registered, we email a confirmation to the person responsible for the user account as well as to the project manager and the signatory. This may take a few hours after the call for proposals closes. If you have not received a confirmation within 24 hours after the call for proposals closes, please contact us.

    When the call for proposals is closed, you cannot change or fill in any new information. Then you can only supplement your proposal if we ask for it.

    Who can read your proposal?

    Applications submitted to us become public documents. But we do not disclose information about the business, inventions or research results if it can be assumed that someone will suffer financial damage if the information is shown.

    This means that we must hand over the documents if someone requests them. But we keep confidential the information that we judge could mean financial damage if it is disclosed.

    This is how we handle public documents and confidentiality

    Any questions?

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Maria Öhman


    +46 8 473 31 89

    Reference number 2023-00972

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