What is the TOR program?
The TOR program aims to promote the cooperation between French and Swedish researchers by giving the possibility to have an experience in Sweden (from 1 to several weeks). The program intends to establish new collaborations (especially in regard to setting up European projects) and/or strengthen the existing collaborations between French and Swedish scientists, universities or research centers (especially within the European universities alliances).

The TOR grant is € 750 or € 1500 and will help to cover the economy class travel and the accommodation in Sweden, i.e. the cost of the flight from France as well as local transfer and the accommodation in Sweden.

Who can apply?
All researchers established in France, regardless of their nationality, may apply to this program with priority to young researchers. Are considered as young researchers those whose PhD has been obtained within the past ten years.
Prior to the application, the researcher must have identified and contacted the Swedish teams or researchers with whom the scientific collaboration is planned. It is not necessary for the collaboration to already exist.
Please note that this program is not open to PhD students.

THEME 2021: Applications for the 1st call 2021 must relate to one of the topics of the French-Swedish partnership for innovation and green solutions renewed in June 2019. All disciplinary fields are concerned (basic and applied sciences, life sciences, humanities, social sciences…) and could advantageously present a multidisciplinary approach for the following themes:
• Smart mobility
• Batteries
• Green energies (fuel cells, wind, hydrogen, …)
• Light materials
• Electric roads
• Digital transformation
• Artificial intelligence
• Green finance
• Space
• Organization of care and health systems
• Environmental health
• Antimicrobial resistance
• Personalized medicine
• Telemedicine

A specific attention will be given to the application of researchers within the framework of an alliance of European university with both a French and a Swedish partner institution.

Apply here: https://ifsuede.wufoo.com/forms/zl0jm410thqcxu/

Need more information?
For specific information you can contact us at science@institutfrancais-suede.com

FAQ – This is a short list of the most frequently asked questions.

I work in France/Sweden but I do not have the French/Swedish nationality, can I apply?
Yes, our mobility programs are open to researchers active in France or in Sweden, regardless of their nationality.

How do I know that my application has been taken into account?
After completing the form you will automatically receive a confirmation email. If not, please contact us at science@institutfrancais-suede.com.

My research team has many contacts in Sweden. Are there other forms of support?
Yes, the Embassy of France / French Institute of Sweden has three other complementary mobility programs:
– the FRÖ program for researchers in Sweden,
– the GALAN program to strengthen French-Swedish cooperation,
– the ÖMSE program for PhD students under joint supervision or applying for the European doctorate label..