Funding Agency and Programme Manager 


FORMAS is a governmental research funding agency under the Ministry of Environment; it is also related to other ministries, especially the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications. FORMAS encourages and supports scientifically excellent and societally relevant research of importance for sustainable development within its areas of responsibility. These are environment, agricultural sciences and spatial planning. Funded research covers a wide range of approaches from basic research to more applied efforts. FORMAS research funding is primarily bottom-up, and inter-and transdisciplinary research is encouraged. The council also provides mechanisms for communication of research results and stimulates the public debate on issues of concern, originating from or related to research for sustainable development.



Kristina LAURELL
Function Senior Research Officer  Kristina Laurell
Division Unit for Environmental Sciences and Spatial Planning
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Phone +46 87754059
Areas of expertise Spatial and urban planning, sustainable building, value management, water management
Role in Water JPI activities

Governing Board representative - voting member
Partner in the ERA-NETs Cofund WaterWorks2014, WaterWorks2015 and WaterWorks2017 and Work Package Leader in the CSA IC4WATER
Joint Calls: funding partner, task leader and Call Secretariat for the 2018 Joint Call
Alignment: Partner
SRIA: Partner
International Cooperation: Partner
Communication: Partner
Knowledge hub development: Leader