Call for Applications for NSfK Research Grants 2018

Call for NSfK Research Grants 2018 has been opened on Monday October 2017, the application period being 30.10.-1.12.2017.

The Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology (NSfK) provides grants for 2018 to projects of Nordic criminological relevance. The countries participating in the NSfK are Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The research which the grant is meant for must be carried out in one or more of the member countries.

Applicants for individual projects can apply for up to 30 000 EUR. Applicants for joint Nordic projects can apply for up to 200 000 EUR. The joint Nordic projects must comprise four Nordic countries and involve researchers from at least three of these countries. The NSfK Council will make a decision which projects will be granted and about the amounts of financing at its annual meeting in March 2018. The NSfK would also like to draw the attention to the possibilities of applying for financial support for working group meetings with joint Nordic perspectives. NSfK encourages researchers in the beginning of their career to apply for research grants.

Applicants are requested to read the “Guidelines for Financial Support from the Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology“ before applying. Applications which do not comply with formal requirements will not be processed. PLEASE NOTE! Some changes/additions have been made to Guidelines §8 Grants for working group meetings, so please read the document carefully through before applying!

Three weeks before processing the applications, the NSfK Secretariat will ask for the information about grants achieved from other sources/institutions. If the Secretariat does not receive an answer, the application will not be processed. In the case that such grants are achieved after this time, the NSfK Secretariat must be informed.

On Nordic relevance

A project is considered to have Nordic relevance when it involves researchers from two or more countries. Furthermore, when a project studies a problem or topic common to two or more Nordic countries, and data from two or more of them is used, it is considered to have Nordic relevance. A project involving only one Nordic country can also be considered to have Nordic relevance if the topic is unexplored in a majority of the Nordic countries or if the knowledge about the topic is limited in one country while it is extensive in the other countries.

Application period

The call for NSfK research grants 2018 opens on Monday October 30th, the application period being 30.10.-1.12.2017. The application period ends at 15.00 CET (Central European Time) on Friday December 1st 2017.

All the grant applications have to be submitted in the electronic NSfK application portal. You can register yourself as an applicant and access the portal via the link below.

Research grant applications can be submitted either in Scandinavian languages or in English via the portal. In order to get acquainted with the application portal, we recommend everybody to log in to the portal in good time before the end of the application period.

If you have inquiries or questions regarding the NSfK Research Grant Call 2018, please contact the NSfK Secretariat (laura.mynttinen[at]

To the application portal: