Dates for research applications 2022:

  • 18 february
  • 20 april
  • 28 october

Applications for research funding can be submitted throughout the year by e­mailing: However, the applications received are assessed at regular meetings. The deadline for applications for each individual meeting is stated above.

What research does CMB support?

CMB supports research with an overall focus on management and leadership within the built environment sector. All applications received by the research committee are evaluated within the context of this focus.

CMB especially welcomes research projects that are expected to contribute to increased efficiency and productivity within the sector.

Examples of topics of particular significance include managerial aspects of digitalisation, organisational and business development, urban management, efficient production, and innovation capacity.

Furthermore, CMB emphasises the practical use of research results, focusing on industrial applicability and active participation by industrial parties within the built environment sector.

Projects financed by CMB can be initiated by researchers at Chalmers, by partners, or by CMB itself through its research committee. We welcome smaller pilot studies as well as larger research projects. For larger applications in particular, we also encourage co­financing.

Application guidelines

As far as possible, it is recommended that you follow our suggested application structure. This will increase the chances of an accurate assessment of your application.

Instructions in pdf-format »

Terms and conditions

A researcher with a PhD, employed by Chalmers, and/or employees of CMB's partners can, individually or as a group, apply for research funding with CMB. The project group should, however, consist of both researchers from Chalmers and individuals from one or several of CMB's partners.

The project manager must ensure that CMB, or individuals designated by CMB, are able to follow the work in the project. This can be done, for example, by means of quarterly assessments concerning general project progress and possible delays, etc. The beneficiary is expected to report their results in one or more publications, and to proactively disseminate their findings by means of seminars, trade press articles or other media. During all of these verbal and written presentations, CMB should be cited as per special agreement.

Grants are paid through a series of instalments as the project progresses, generally on a quarterly basis. A verification of costs incurred during the project must be provided on request. The verification must include itemised expense specifications that correspond to the details listed in the application. We generally withhold 30% of the total grant until such time as the project has been completed and approved by CMB.

CMB reserves the right to modify funds granted if:

  • the project does not progress according to the plan laid out in the application, with any changes agreed subsequent to the application
  • CMB finds that it will not be possible to achieve satisfactory results within a reasonable period of time
  • the beneficiary makes material financial gains, relative to the size of the grant, based on the results obtained within the framework of the project
  • the beneficiary becomes insolvent, thereby jeopardising continuation of the planned work
  • the beneficiary uses funds granted for anything other than the specified purpose of the grant, or provided erroneous details in the application or otherwise failed to meet the terms of this contract

The beneficiary's rights and obligations in relation to CMB cannot be transferred to anyone else without CMB's expressed consent. Disputes relating to the interpretation or implementation of this contract will be settled through arbitration, in accordance with the Arbitration Act.