The project level refers to operational support to an extent that corresponds to the needs of a project conducted by an individual researcher or research group (compare with programme level). Field initiatives are carried out during one or a few seasons.
In order to obtain support, the project must secure research funding no later than during the preparation period. The preparation period is synchronised with the annual open calls of the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Research Council Formas.
Funding can be secured through competitive peer-reviewed calls by other financing bodies. There may also be projects that have already secured funding when submitting an application to the Secretariat.