SFVE-A program

Formerly known as FRÖ, ÖMSE, TOR and GALAN programs, the SFVE-A (Svensk Fransk Vetenskap–Anslag) program aims to promote scientific and academic cooperations between France and Sweden by giving researchers established in a Swedish or a French institution (e.g. university, research laboratory, etc.) the opportunity to participate in a mobility program between both countries.

The current call for applications is now open until the end of August 2024, for a mobility during 2024. Applications may be closed prior to the deadline if funds are depleted. To submit your application, visit the dedicated page here.

Who can apply:

The SFVE-A program is open to researchers established in France or Sweden without nationality requirement.

This program is intended for researchers with a PhD in order to:

  • Organize a scientific workshop in France or Sweden in order to prepare large-scale projects (bilateral, regional or European).
  • Carry out an academic or scientific visit in France or Sweden.

This program is also intended for PhD students who want to:

  • Complete a double degree PhD between a French and a Swedish institution.
  • Apply for the “European doctorate” label.


The period of the year during which the mobility takes place and its duration depends on the researcher’s project.


The exact destination in France or Sweden depends on the university, the research laboratories and the people with whom the researcher plans to work. Choice of accomodation is left at the researcher’s will.

About the grant:

  • The grant is calculated on a project-by-project basis.
  • The grant is a contribution to travel and accommodation expenses. Maximum grant is 1500€.
  • A partial advance of the grant may be given. The rest of the grant is paid upon fulfillment of the mobility’s report, as explained in the “Requirements” below.
  • The grant is awarded for the current calendar year.


Before the mobility

  • Applicants must complete a form describing their research project, specifying the research laboratories, teams and researchers they will be working with, and explaining the topics they plan to address.
  • A meeting with the Scientific and University Department of the French Institute in Sweden can be arranged in order to discuss the mobility project in detail.
  • If the project is accepted, a partnership agreement will be signed between the researcher and the French Institute in Sweden before the mobility.

During the mobility

  • The researcher may be contacted by the French Institute in Sweden to present his/her research and promote scientific culture (e.g through lectures, panel discussions, interventions in high schools or universities, etc.).

After the mobility

  • The researcher must complete a one-page report to briefly describe his/her research mobility. The report template is provided by the French Institute in Sweden and can be found here.
  • The French Institute in Sweden will publish the report on the French-Nordic Research website to promote the researcher’s work and his/her mobility experience.
  • The researcher may be contacted by the French Institute in Sweden to present his/her research (e.g. through lectures, conferences, workshops, panel discussions, etc.).

When to apply:

The application process usually opens prior to or at the beginning of each calendar year until August. Applications can be submitted continuously during the year, but please bear in mind that the call for applications can be closed before the end of the year if the funds are depleted.

Where to apply:

You can submit your application in the call for projects dedicated page here.

Selection process:

Projects are selected by the Scientific and University Department of the French Institute in Sweden at the end of each month until depletion of the dedicated mobility funds. Researchers are notified regularly of the selection’s process decisions.

For further information…

Formerly known as FRÖ, ÖMSE, TOR and GALAN programs, previous SFVE-A projects dating back to 2014 are available in the database, where Nordic mobility reports from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are also available. Feel free to take a look to find out more about past and ongoing scientific projects and the researchers who conducted them.

If you have any further questions, please contact science@ifsuede.com

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