Since its establishment in 1995, the Foundation has received SEK 250 million in contributions and awarded SEK 175 million in grants. These grants have resulted in successful projects in a number of fields related to the bioenconomy, including new opportunities for fossil-free products.

Stable funding for long-term research in the forest industry paves the way not only for future forestry but also for new, climate-smart products, sustainable production and employment opportunities.

The Foundation holds two decision-making meetings per year, during which grant applications are considered. The Foundation provides approximately SEK 10 million in grants to various projects each year.

The Board of the Södra Foundation for Research, Development and Education comprises Catrin Gustavsson (Södra), Charlotte Bengtsson (The Forestry Research Institute of Sweden), Ann-Charlotte Larsson (Linnaeus University), Gustav Tibblin (Södra) and Göran Örlander (Södra).

Applications must be received by the Board not later than 28 calendar days prior to the next meeting.

The next meeting will be held on 21 May 2018 and applications must be received not later than 23 April 2018.

How to apply for a grant from the Södra Foundation for Research, Development and Education:

Download the instructions on how applications are to be structured and submit your application to:

The Södra Foundation for Research, Development and Education
SE-351 89 Växjö, Sweden

Please submit a copy of your application in PDF format to:

Contact us

Contact Mats Wallin for any research-related questions and Agneta Bergenheim for administrative questions regarding the Foundation.