The Swedish Institute for Children’s Books does not fund any grants, but we administer several grants for researchers.
Since 2001, the Astrid Lindgren Foundation Solkatten has distributed a grant that gives foreign researchers on children's and youth literature the opportunity to conduct research in Sweden, or Swedish researchers the opportunity to work abroad. The grant is distributed annually and is administered by the Swedish Institute for Children's Books. For more information, please see the current call. Calls are usually announced in the spring.
During the period 2016-2019 the Swedish Institute for Children's Books annually offered short-term research grants with funds from the Astrid Lindgren Solkatten Foundation. The purpose of the grants was to give researchers within the field of children's and youth literature the opportunity to spend time in the institute's research library and make use of its collections. Should the Swedish Institute for Children's Books announce similar grants in the future, the calls will be announced in the institute's news channels.
Martha Sandwall-Bergström Research Grant
In 1998, the author Martha Sandwall-Bergström (1913–2000) set up a scholarship fund in the form of a foundation, managed by the Swedish Authors' Association. The purpose of the foundation is to promote writers and researchers living in Sweden. Every two years since 1999, an author is awarded the Kulla-Gulla award. Every two years since 2000, one or more scholarships are awarded to researchers and authors within the field of children's and youth literature. The scholarship cannot be applied for, and it is administered by the Swedish Institute for Children's Books.
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