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Attract, integrate and retain international excellence

Many international researchers who are in Sweden with funding from the EU´s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions move from Sweden after completing the MSCA- project. This offering makes it easier for employers in business, research institutes and public actors (outside the university and college sphere) to hire a researcher who has completed a MSCA- project in Sweden. It is an opportunity to meet organizations ´need for cutting-edge expertise in researchers´ special areas and create conditions for researchers to stay in Sweden.

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The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Funding to cover the salary costs of employing an identified PhD MSCA researcher who is in Sweden.

Who can apply?

Companies, public organizations and research institutes outside universities and university college.

How much can you apply for?

It is possible to apply for funding of up to SEK 500,000. The grant may amount to a maximum of 100 percent of the total eligible costs for employment corresponding to full-time 6 months.

Important dates

  • Matchmaking tool

    The project ”Switch to Sweden” is funded by Vinnova to facilitate for MSCA-talents and employers to find each other:

    Switch to Sweden - Linköping Science Park (

    MSCA-talents and employers can register their interest for matchmaking here:

    MSCA Talent AI Matchmaking - Linköping Science Park (

    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 is closed

    Once your proposal has been registered, we will email a confirmation to the person in charge of the user account and to the project manager and company signatory. This may take a few hours after the call is closed. If you have not received a confirmation within 24 hours after the call has closed, get in touch with us.

    When the call is closed, you can not change or fill in any new information. Then you can only complete 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 is suffering financial damage if the information is shown.

    This means that we must release the documents if someone requests them. However, we keep confidential the information that we believe could cause financial damage if it is disclosed.

    How we handle public documents and confidentiality

    Fund­ed pro­jects

    Reference number 2022-01492

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