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Grant holder information
Information for present grant holders
This information applies to those who have been awarded:
  • A grant for a Smaller Project (SP)
  • A Planning grant for a Centre of Excellence (CoE)
  • A grant for a Centre of Excellence (CoE)

Instructions and conditions for requesting awarded grants from VREF
VREF values results from supported projects in the form of published articles in established scientific journals (peer reviewed) and would appreciate if the support is acknowledged in these articles and other reports, e.g., "This project has been financially supported by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF)".

An overview and further information about all important dates for new applications and reports (mentioned below) are found in the calendar and the instructions for writing reports.

Grant for a Smaller Project (SP)
The length of a Smaller Project is normally two years. To receive funding for the second year, it is normally sufficient to send in a progress report on the results attained no later than September 15 of the first year. A final report is expected after the second year of the project.

If the intention is to apply for funding for a new project (or continuation beyond the first two years), a new application for a Smaller Project has to be sent in during the second year before the June 15 deadline and, in addition, a progress report must be sent in no later than September 15 of the second year.

The annual grant is paid in three separate parts on requisition, using a standard form (provided by the secretariat), sent to the address given in the form. The three requests for payments should be made as follows:
  1. 40% of the total grant during January - May.
  2. 40% of the total grant during June - October.
  3. The final 20% after submission of progress report (year one) or final report (year two).

Grants awarded for a year should be used during that year. If a grant can not be used (partly or fully) during the year it was awarded, it can not be used the following year until a demand for it in the progress report has been approved by the Board of VREF. Grants that are not requested will be returned to VREF after two years.

Planning grant for a Centre of Excellence (CoE)
The grant is paid on requisition, using a standard form (provided by the secretariat), sent to the address given in the form. Planning grants should be used and requested the same year they are awarded.  The request of the grant is made in one or two parts:
  • The whole grant after submission of the full CoE proposal.
  • 2/3 of the whole grant as an advance payment and the remaining 1/3 after submission of the full CoE proposal.

Failure to submit the full CoE proposal before the set deadline might lead to repayment of the grant. Grants that are not requested will be returned to VREF after one year.

Grant for a Centre of Excellence (CoE)
The length of a Centre of Excellence project is normally five years. To receive funding for the second and following years, it is normally sufficient to send in a progress report on the results attained no later than September 15 each year. However, continued funding depends also on a mid-term evaluation made by VREF. A final report is expected after the last year of support to the project.

The annual grant is paid in two separate parts on requisition, using a standard form (provided by the secretariat), sent to the address given in the form. The two requests for payments should be made as follows:
  1. 50% of the total grant during January - May.
  2. 50% of the total grant during June - October.

Grants awarded for a year should be used during that year. If a grant can not be used (partly or fully) during the year it was awarded, it can not be used the following year until a demand for it in the progress report has been approved by the Board of VREF. Grants that are not requested will be returned to VREF after two years.

No ongoing call.

The earlier call dated 131221, Financing Urban Access, Research Director, is now closed for application and the review process is ongoing. 

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