Information to those who have been awarded research grants

Project description

Start by writing a project description and send it electronically to It will be published on the IFAU website so please write this in an easily understandable way so that also people who are not familiar with the subject can understand. The project description should amount to about half an A4 page.

The most important thing should be mentioned first: what is the aim of the project and how will it be implemented? Also write what possible data you intend to use and what time period you are studying. Include project participants with title and e-mail addresses.

When the date of publication is approaching, IFAU’s language consultant will translate the project description into English and then we will publish it on our website.

Request for payment of research grants

The research grant is paid out on a quarterly basis in advance.


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Forms for reports

Use the special IFAU "forms for reports" when you write our reports. We have a Swedish form for reports and an English form for reports.

Seminar at IFAU

All internal projects as well as those external projects that have received research grants are presented at an IFAU seminar. The person who is responsible for our seminars will contact you when it is time to give a seminar. Since the seminars often deal with on-going research projects, they mainly serve as a forum for discussion. The time frame of the seminars is an hour and a half and it is estimated to include approximately a one-hour presentation and 30 minutes of discussion.

Referee review

When you have revised the report, based on those comments that have been made at the seminar, you send your manuscript to your editor at IFAU. Before the publication of the report, it will be reviewed by an external and an internal referee that are appointed by IFAU. Then, you revise your report once more on basis of the comments received.

Publication at IFAU first

Normally the research should be published at IFAU before other publications. The editor in charge will, together with the IFAU Public Relations Officer, check that the necessary corrections have been made and that the layout is consistent with the relevant report form.

Data material must be archived

Many of the IFAU research reports are based on a data analysis. Make analysis data available after the publication in order to make a review of the IFAU reports possible. Analysis data is data material on basis of which the conclusions in the report in question have been drawn. Also save programmes (for example do-files in Stata) where analysis data is created. If you create several programmes, document in which order they are to be used and document what you do in the programme already from the beginning.