Funding for networking activities

Last changed: 11 August 2023

SLU Swedish Species Information Centre announces funding from the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative (STI) for networking activities aimed at stimulating the building of competence in systematics and taxonomy.


The last day to apply was the 21st of April.

If you wish to apply for research funding, see the current call for funding for taxonomic research.

Funding for networking activities

The funding can be used for network formation and competence-enhancing activities with a focus on increased knowledge of species within poorly known eukaryotic organism groups in Sweden. The funding is aimed in particular at activities that promote cooperation and knowledge exchange between junior and senior researchers.

Conditions for applying for funding

The applicant must be active in a relevant field of work in relation to the purpose of the call and can be a public organisation or institution, or other (such as non-governmental organizations, NGO’s), provided that they are a non-profit, legal entity with a Swedish corporate identity number (see the instructions in the application form for more information).

The funding covers only operating costs and may not be used for salaries. The maximum grant is 75 000 SEK per applicant. The activities applied for should take place between the 1st of September 2023 and the 31st of December 2024, and is followed by a simple project report the following year. For accounting and other instructions, see the application form and preliminary accounting template.

Examples of activities that can be supported

  • Workshops and networking meetings, including inventories for expertise-enhancing purposes
  • Conferences
  • Seminars
  • Courses

The grant does not cover activities that can fall within funding from the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative for taxonomic research and biological collections, or activities that already have funding from other Nordic species projects. Costs for publication are also not covered.

Presentation of results

The results of completed activities may be made available through SLU Swedish Species Information Centre web applications and services, from which open data is delivered to GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility).

Evaluation process

The main assessment criteria are relevance and the viability. Relevance is defined as how well the activities contributes to the goals of the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative. The decision on the allocation is made by SLU Swedish Species Information Centre.


The application form must be signed by the applicant (director in charge/authorised signatory) and uploaded via the online form.

All attachments must be merged into a pdf and uploaded. Signing can be done either electronically via or manually. In the case of electronic signing, persons employed in the higher education sector already have an account linked to eduSign. Select your higher education institution on the first page and follow the steps. If you are not employed in the higher education sector, you first need to create an eduID, which can be done on To log in to eduSign, search for eduID Sweden in the list of higher education institutions.

When signing manually, the original application, complete with all appendices, must also be sent by mail to the address below:

SLU Swedish Species Information Centre (Artdatabanken)

The Swedish Taxonomy Initiative Research Office

Box 7007

750 07 Uppsala


The application must be submitted no later than the 21st of April, 2023.


If funding is granted, an agreement is entered into between SLU Swedish Species Information Centre and the administrating organisation whereby the pertinent general conditions apply eg. accountancy (§7) and copyright (§10) are approved.


A follow-up of the financial year is to be submitted no later than the 20th of February the following year.

Treatment of personal data

Personal data is handled in accordance with the SLU guidelines for treatment of personal data.

See conditions for account holders at SLU Swedish Species Information Centre for more information on data stored by SLU Swedish Species Information Centre's web applications.