Current call for grants for networking activities

Last changed: 27 May 2021
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SLU Swedish Species Information Centre announces annual funding from the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative (STI) for networking activities aimed at stimulating the building of competence in systematics and taxonomy.

This year's call for proposals opens 27 May 2021, with the deadline for applications 15 August 2021.


Apply networking activities 2021

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 conduct relevant activities in relation to the purpose of the call and can be a public organisation or institution, or another applicant (such as non-governmental organizations, NGO’s). This provided that they are non-profit, legal entities with Swedish corporate identity numbers (see the instructions in the application form for more information).

The funding covers only operating costs and cannot be used for salaries. The maximum grant is 75 000 SEK. The activities applied for must be completed within the calendar year 2022 and will end with 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 including biological collections, or activities that already have funding from other Nordic species projects. The costs of publication are also not covered by the funding.

Presentation of results

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

Evaluation process

The three main assessment criteria are relevance to the funding call, scientific quality and the viability of the activities. Relevance is defined as how well the activities contributes to the long-term goals of the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative. The scientific quality is evaluated from the project description and the applicant’s qualifications including documented experience of similar projects. The decision on the allocation is made by SLU Artdatabanken.


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 when they are uploaded. Signing can be done either electronically via https://edusign.sunet. se/ 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 https://eduid. se/. 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)
Office of the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative
Box 7007
750 07 Uppsala


The application must be submitted to SLU Artdatabanken no later than August 15, 2021.


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

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 Artdatabanken for more information on data stored by SLU Artdatabanken’s web applications.

Contact information

Questions concerning funding from the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative can be sent to


Long-term goals of the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative

  • Swedish biodiversity is well-known and scientifically described to species level
  • The names and taxonomic relationships of all Swedish eukaryotes are collected and made available
  • Information to enable identification of all multicellular Swedish species is provided
  • The relevance of the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative to society as a whole and the scientific results achieved are communicated efficiently – and the opportunities arising from national and international cooperation are grasped