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Research Funding News 4 2019

Back in business!

Finally, the autumn semester has arrived! Research Services is now fully staffed again after summer holidays, and we are ever so eager to assist in matters concerning external research funding.

Before you dig into the rest of this newsletter, we would like to remind you about the RQ20 kick-off! If you have yet to sign up to this information meeting, please tend to this as soon as possible as registration closes 28 August.  

Now, don't forget to leave your desk once and a while to enjoy the sun combined with the (when it arrives) refreshingly chilly September air! 

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Want to get in touch or just see what we do? You find us and our research funding activities on the Staff Pages, under the Research support tab! 

News: Horizon 2020

The EU's funding programme for research and innovation 2014-2020

Contact the EU team at Research Services for information and support in Horizon 2020.

The LU PIC code is 999901318 and the legal name is Lunds universitet.

Take the chance to have your say on future objectives for and implementation of EU-funded research and innovation in Horizon Europe (2021-2027) 

Consultation on future objectives for EU-funded research and innovation in Horizon Europe (2021-2027)
Horizon Europe, the EU’s new framework progamme for research and innovation, will start in 2021. What do you think are the most pressing challenges that EU-funded research and innovation should tackle? What are the most important impacts – scientific, technological, economic, societal – that the framework programme should target? 

Now you can share your views with the European Commission in a co-design process with stakeholders and the general public. The deadline is 8 September 2019. 

A more extensive description with links is available on the Research Services blog page.  

Consultation on the implementation aspects of the future programme
The Commission has also just launched a consultation on the implementation aspects of the future programme. How should the new EU funded research and innovation programme be implemented to allow that the programme delivers on its ambitious objectives? How should the legal documents, processes and tools for Horizon Europe look like to properly support the policy objectives of the programme? 

Now you can share your views with the European Commission. The deadline is 15 September 2019. 

Further information 

If you have any questions on the above, you are welcome to contact Teresia Rindefjäll or Anneli Wiklander at Research Services, or Rickard Eksten, Policy Officer, Brussels.


EU goes AI:

AI & Health: H2020 brokerage event in Oslo

The Research Council of Norway and the Institut français in Norway are holding an Horizon 2020 Health Brokerage Event in Oslo, 16-17 September 2019. The programme is open to all participants, regardless of nationality.

The two-day event focuses on artificial intelligence in the health sector and aims to provide invited experts with new collaboration opportunities in this research area within Horizon 2020. The event programme includes speeches from French and Norwegian keynote speakers, open pitching sessions to present your work, and one-to-one meetings providing opportunities to initiate fruitful collaborations. 
Registration deadline is Tuesday 10 September.
Further information and registration

AI for Health Imaging

The European Commission has launched a call for proposals with €35 million available aimed to support the development of analysis of health images for cancer diagnostics based on AI, as well as other tools and analytics focused on the prevention, prediction and treatment of the most common forms of cancer. The Commission is marketing this call in the context of its policy Communication on the digital transformation of health and care, from April 2018.  

Deadline is Wednesday 13 November

EU invests €50 million to create network of Artificial Intelligence excellence centres

The European Commission has launched a call for proposals with €35 million available aimed to support the development of analysis of health images for cancer diagnostics based on AI, as well as other tools and analytics focused on the prevention, prediction and treatment of the most common forms of cancer. The Commission is marketing this call in the context of its policy Communication on the digital transformation of health and care, from April 2018.  

Deadline is Wednesday 13 November
Further information

Horizon 2020: Work Programmes with calls for the years 2018-2020

Note that the entire Work Programme ends in 2020, and there is considerable money left to be distributed. If you have been planning an application, we recommend that you consider submitting it before the end of the Work Programme.

You can find the calls here under the heading Work programmes – 2018-2020 – Main WP.

At Research Services we help you to find calls for proposals, give advice during the application phase, project budgeting and give help and advice with reporting. We are happy to give presentations on H2020 for your department or research group. We also arrange seminars and workshops on H2020 sub-programs, they will be posted on our webpage and in this newsletter. 
We have thematic email lists where you will receive the specific work programmes and latest information on the sub-programme directly. Register here.
There are planning grants from Lund University when applying for a H2020 project with three or more partners. There are also planning grants from Swedish funding agencies. For more information on planning grants, read further down.


European Commission information events on Horizon 2020 calls
European Commission Horizon 2020 Events Calendar

Vinnova Information events on Horizon 2020
National Contact Points, Programme Committee experts and Project Officers from the European Commission provide you with the latest information on the 2018-2020 H2020 Work Programme. You will also get to meet evaluators and representatives from ongoing H2020 projects who share their experiences. Several of the information meetings are held in English. All meetings are web casted, see the VINNOVA site

Current Horizon 2020 issues

ERC calls 2019
Advanced Grant (established researchers):
Deadline: 29 August 2019

Proof of Concept Grants (for ERC grant holders):
Deadline: 19 September 2019

ERC calls 2020
Starting Grant (researchers awarded their PhD 2-7 years prior to 1 January 2020):                
Deadline: 16 October 2019 

Consolidator Grant (researchers awarded their PhD 7-12 years prior to 1 January 2020):
Deadline: 4 February 2020

Advanced Grant (established researchers):
Deadline: 26 August 2020

Synergy Grant (for groups of 2-4 Principal Investigators):
Deadline: 5 November 2019

Proof of Concept Grants (for ERC grant holders):
Deadline: 22 January, 23 April, 17 September 2020

Contact Research Services if you are planning to apply for an ERC grant.

MSCA calls 2019

Individual Fellowships (IF)
Deadline: 11 September 2019

Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND)
Deadline: 26 September 2019
Further information

Contact Research Services for support.

MSCA calls 2020

Innovative Training Networks (ITN)
Deadline: 9 January 2020 

Individual Fellowships (IF)
Deadline: 9 September 2020

Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)
Deadline: 7 April 2020

Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND)
Deadline: 29 September 2020
Planning Grants for Horizon 2020 applications

Research Services Planning Grant
For planning Horizon 2020 proposals with three or more partners and LU is the coordinator. Please contact for further information.
The Swedish Energy Agency
If you are planning a H2020 proposal with relevance for sustainable energy systems you may apply for a planning grant from the Swedish Energy Agency. This includes both collaborative projects (partner or coordinator), ERC proposals, Marie Curie Individual Fellowships etc. The application must be registered and received no later than six weeks before the deadline for the call.
Further information (only in Swedish) Call text (in Swedish)

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond support to Research initiation in Social Sciences and Humanities
This funding may potentially be used for setting up a consortia preparing for a Horizon 2020 proposal - organising different types of scientific meetings, such as conferences, seminars, and workshops and the creation of new research networks. Grants for research initiation may be applied for at any time during the year.
Further information

Third country participation in H2020

UK in Horizon 2020 - Situation after the UK Referendum
There are no changes for the UK participation in H2020 as long as UK is an EU member or for on-going projects. The UK treasury guarantees EU funding for UK researchers in ongoing projects beyond the exit date. For further information and updates, consult the Universities UK webpage.

Co-funded projects with India within Horizon 2020
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India in collaboration with the European Commission will co-fund certain collaborative projects under Horizon 2020. For more information pelase contact
Further information

News: Swedish funding bodies

Contact the Swedish funding bodies working group for help and advice on project applications and nominations that require central management. 

Information meeting: Project applications to MAW & MMW 

Are you looking to apply for project grants from the Marianne & Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (MMW) or the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (MAW)? Whether you intend to apply within the 2020 calls or at a later point, or if you are just curious to hear what this is all about, we urge you to visit our information meeting! 

Beyond more general “what, when, why and who” we will cover the internal LU (incl. faculty) process for these project applications, and listen to the advice and words of wisdom from two previous grantees.   

The meeting takes place Monday 7 October, 13:15-15:00, in lecture hall Pangea, Geocentrum II in Lund.

Please note that the registration closes 1 October. 
See the agenda, and sign up today!

2020 KAW project grants: LOI deadline 27 September

Have you decided to apply within the 2020 KAW project grant? Great! Please note that the last day to submit your Letter of Intent to your faculty contact person is 27 September. This poses the first step in the LU internal prioritization process: Read the Management Rules that includes the full application timetable.

KAW Program for mathematics: Deadline 5 October 

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW), in cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, supports prominent researchers in Mathematics via the Program for mathematics, which includes both nominations of guest professors as well as postdoctoral scholarships. The application period begins September 1.

Looking to apply? Note that Research Services manages these applications. Contact regarding the Vice-chancellor’s letter of support, for which we have a template. Please also note that we require a co-financing certificate signed by Head of Department before Wednesday 25 September. KAW deadline is Sunday 5 October

KAW takes steps towards leveling gender balance in project grants

Information well worth to bear in mind when planning your application to KAW: Research projects with high scientific potential

A letter has been received from the Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation, informing that the Foundation – starting in 2020 – will work from a new criterion to ensure that, initially, a minimum 30 % of the Principal Investigators in KAW projects are female. 

Note that no new rule will be instituted for the international review process; instead the Foundation have confidence that the universities themselves to a larger extent will come to nominate strong research teams led by female PI:s. 

Over the course of 2021-2022, the ambition is to increase the above number to 35 %. The goal is to reach 40 % female PI:s in 2023. 

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More valuable links on the Staff Pages
Swedish and Nordic research funding from A-Ö (in Swedish)
EU-funded research programs and other international funding agencies
Funding for postdocs and scientific conferences

Faculty funding information

Stay up to date with the help of LU faculties’ own information on funding

Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Humanities and Theology
Faculty of Science
School of Economics
Faculty of Engineering LTH
Faculty of Medicine

Travel and research grants at Lund University

Larger government & private funding bodies

Below follow links to Swedish government funding bodies, private foundations and collecting societies, and public foundations, that annually issues research grants within their allocated function or field of interest. Regularly visit their websites to get the latest on open and upcoming calls.  

Government funding bodies

Swedish Research Council
Sweden’s largest governmental research funding body, and supports research of the highest quality within all scientific fields.

Formas is a government research council for sustainable development. Areas of activity include the environment, agricultural sciences and spatial planning. 

Forte is a research council and a government agency under the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, funding research within three main fields: health, working life and welfare.

Vinnova is Sweden's government agency for innovation, contributing to sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovation. 

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (Myndigheten för Samhällsskydd och beredskap)
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket)
Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten)
Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket)
Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten)

Private Foundations & Collecting Societies

The Wallenberg Foundations
Consists of public and private foundations formed by the Wallenberg family or established in memory of family members. The Foundations grant funding to excellent researchers and research projects beneficial to Sweden.

Ragnar Söderberg Foundation
The Foundation prioritizes research focused on medicine, economy and law. Funding is granted younger researchers that has already demonstrated high academic skill and novel ideas. 

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
RJ supports research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

The Swedish Cancer Society (Cancerfonden)
One of the largest financiers of cancer research in Sweden. Funding of research projects, care development projects, courses and collaborations, scientific meeting attendance, etc. 

The Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation
The fund supports numerous fields of research connected to myocardial infarction, heart failure, vascular spasms, genetic heart defects, stroke, asthma, COPD and emphysema, among others.

Public Foundations

The Knowledge Foundation (KK-stiftelsen)
The knowledge foundation funds research and competence development at Sweden’s university colleges and new universities with the purpose of strengthening Sweden’s competitiveness.

Mistra invests in research aimed at solving key environmental problems and promoting Sweden’s future competitiveness. 

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research
Funds research in science, engineering and medicine. Research group and individual grants, graduate school grants and grants to promote greater mobility.

The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) invests in internationalisation projects proposed by researchers, educators and leaderships at Swedish universities.

Current calls & fellowships

A selection, sorted by deadline. 
Please also visit Research Professional for the latest opportunities

Bosch AI Young Researcher Award 2019
Bosch is rewarding outstanding achievements in the field of artificial intelligence research that contribute to making AI safe, robust, and explainable. The winner will be rewarded with the Bosch AI Young Researcher Award, receive EUR 50,000 for future research, and be invited to the 2019 Bosch AI Conference. Researchers who have received their PhD within the last six years and are employed at a university or a nonprofit research organization can apply. 
Deadline: 31 August 2019
Further information

Strategic mobility 2019 
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research invites proposals for its strategic mobility grant for personal mobility between academia and industry. Researchers from academia and the business sector may apply. 
Deadline: 10 September.
Further information

The Kamprad Family Foundation: Call for environmental research
The Kamprad Family Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Research and Charity invites researchers to apply for funding in the environmental research field. The foundation’s yearly research call focuses on new solutions to complex environmental challenges. This is a challenge that concerns a broad range of scientific disciplines and social sectors, and the involvement of many different actors. The Kamprad Family Foundation focuses especially on the following criteria: - Environmental benefits, - Systems innovation, - Joint production, - Entrepreneurship. Parts of the funds available will be granted project where the environmental benefits connects to sustainable architecture, design and interior design. 
Deadline (step 1): 12 September 2019
Read more about the call including all concerned dates and deadlines (in Swedish).  

Sweden-America Foundation Fellowships 
The Sweden-America Foundation now accepts applications for the 2020/2021 Fellowship Program, cash grants, to support Graduate, Postgraduate and Post Doc Studies in the USA and Canada. Please note that only Swedish citizens with a completed undergraduate degree are eligible to apply. 
Deadline: 13 September 2019

Further information (in Swedish)

Early career: Wallander and Browaldh Scholarships (Economics)
Jan Wallander’s and Tom Hedelius’ Foundation and Tore Browaldh’s Foundation invite applications for their scholarships. The scholarships are worth approximately SEK 1.73 million over up to three years. Additionally, cover of costs incurred in connection with recruitment may be available.
Deadline: 15 September
Further information (in Swedish)

Åke Wiberg Foundation Research grants
The Foundation invites applications to their research grant in medicine as well as to their contributions in the social sciences and the humanities. 
Deadline: 15 September
Further Information (in Swedish)

The Swedish Diabetes Foundation: Grant applications
The Foundation supports basic as well as clinical research. Research groups with more comprehensive programmes are given priority.     
Deadline: 15 September
Further information (in Swedish)

Stroke Research Grants 
The National Stroke Association and the Stroke Fund invites for applications on stroke related research. Near-patient research and research on rehabilitation will be prioritized.  
Deadline: 15 September
Further information (in Swedish)

The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry: 2019 grants and scholarships
The Academy administer several foundations that works to benefit scientific research and green sector development. These foundations grants research funding, travelling scholarships and contributions to popular scientific publications. Young researchers, doctoral students and students will be prioritized. 
Deadline: 15 September 2019 at 5 pm
Further information (in Swedish) 

Exploratory Pre-Seed Programme
LU Innovation invites applications for funding to bridge the gap between basic research and innovation/utilization of research results. The call is open for projects within Life Science and in Tech. The main applicant must be a researcher or PhD student employed at Lund University. Granted proposals receive funding up to 300 000 SEK per project.
Deadline: 15 September 2019

Further information

Funding available for research on alcohol and public health
Every year, the Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs (Systembolagets Alkoholforskningsråd) funds a number of research projects connected to the Social Sciences and public health issues, as well as research aimed at preventing alcohol induced injuries. The yearly call is now open, and the Council encourages younger researchers to apply. 
Deadline: 15 September 2019
Further information (in Swedish)

Call for ANDT project funding 2020 now open
The call is open to those that wish to contribute to the development of new knowledge as a basis for health promoting and preventive work connected to the use of alcohol, narcotics, doping and tobacco. 
Deadline: 16 September, 2019

Further information

Project grants: Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association 
The Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association Research Fund invites for project grant applications. Applications from all research fields are welcomed provided that the project aims to improve the quality of life for those people that are affected by allergic diseases.
Deadline: 22 September
Further information (in Swedish) 

The Swedish Research Council International postdoc call 
The purpose of the grant is to give newly qualified researchers with a doctoral degree from a Swedish higher education institution (HEI) the opportunity to expand their networks and their competences by working abroad under secure employment conditions.
Deadline: 24 September
Further information

STINT programmes and grants: deadlines 26 + 27 September
The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, STINT, offers several programmes to strengthen Swedish research and higher education by developing and establishing international partnerships. The programmes supports projects of high scientific quality which are clearly contributing to the activities of participating institutions. Applicants should have obtained their PhD as well as be employed and active at a Swedish university.

Joint Brazilian-Swedish Research Collaboration 2019 
Deadline to apply is 26th of September 2019 at 15:00 (CEST).
Further information 
Korea-Sweden Research Cooperation 2019 
Deadline to apply is 27th of September 2019 at 15:00 (CEST).
Further information 
Joint Japan-Sweden Research Collaboration 2019 
Deadline to apply is 27th of September 2019 at 15:00 (CEST).
Further information 
Mobility Grants for Internationalisation 2019 
Deadline to apply is 27th of September 2019 at 15:00 (CEST).
Further information 

Pia Ståhl Foundation yearly call
The Pia Ståhl Foundation primarily supports higher education and scholarly research, and promotes the caregiving and education of children and youth. The 2019 call is now open. This year, projects focusing on ‘the development of children and youth in a non-profit organizational context’, as well as small-scale research projects, will be given priority.  
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Further information (in Swedish)

Mistra: Reseach programme proposals - Food security and sustainable food systems
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra) invites research groups, jointly with other stakeholders in the community, to submit proposals for a new research programme. Its purpose is to find ways to resolve the question of how to develop a sustainable, competitive, profitable and innovative Swedish food system by 2030. Mistra’s financial contribution is up to 80% of the total programme budget, but maximum 64 million SEK.
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Further information

The Cancer and Allergy Fund: Research grants 
Researchers employed or associated with Swedish universities are qualified to apply. 
Deadline: 30 September
Further information (in Swedish)

Haematological research grant 
Incyte Biosciences Nordic invites applications for its haematological research grant. This supports research in the field of haematological malignancies and aims to encourage young clinicians to participate in scientific advancement. Researchers active at a Nordic unit and performing research taking place in the Nordic region, may apply.
Deadline: 1 October
Further information 

AIDS research funding 
Projects may concern the prevention, treatment and care. Applications from early-career researchers are prioritized. The applicant must be active at Swedish university or hospital. 
Deadline: 1 October
Further information (in Swedish)

Swedish Society of Medicine: Research grants in psychiatry
Projects should promote psychiatric knowledge development in general psychiatry, children and adolescence psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry or forensic psychiatry. 
Deadline: 1 October
Further information (in Swedish)

Wallenberg Clinical Scholars
The aim of the program is to strengthen Swedish clinical research by means of identifying the best clinical researchers, providing them with good conditions to undertake their work, and facilitate the impact of research results in the scientific and healthcare communities.
Deadline: 1 October
Further information

Program for Mathematics
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences invites applications to the program for Mathematics. The program includes nomination of guest professors as well as postdoctoral scholarships. Please note that LU Research Services administer these applications; contact us for more info.
Deadline: 5 October
Further information  

Stiftelsen Samariten: grants and scholarships
The Foundation provides research grants and scholarships in support of projects concerned with child health care. The grants are meant to primarily support newly established research projects with high clinical relevance in the field of pediatrics, that does not receive funding from larger funding bodies such as VR, EU, the Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund, or similar. Applications for funding to arrange scientific symposia are also welcomed. Contact: Kristin Mattsson at 
Deadline: 14 October 2019
Further information

Nordic Programme for Interdisciplinary Research: Call for projects
Nordforsk, together with the Academy of Finland, the Independent Research Fund Denmark, the Swedish Research Council and the Research Council of Norway, invites proposals for its call for interdisciplinary research projects under the Nordic Programme for Interdisciplinary Research. Projects should combine at least two of three following disciplines: life science; physical sciences and engineering; social sciences and humanities.
Deadline: 13 November
Further information

Running calls & fellowships

Recurring opportunities with the Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation and the Tore Browahld Foundation

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond: Grants for Research Initiation

These grants may be applied for at any time during the year. Funding decisions are taken at intervals of about 2-4 times each semester.
Further information

STINT Initiation Grants
The purpose of STINT’s activity is to strengthen the competitiveness of Swedish universities and colleges through the development of international relationships. Initiation grants are given for the implementation of short-term projects targeting the building of new and strategically interesting international relationships.

Applications may be submitted continuously throughout the year. Upcoming 2019 deadlines for assessment of received applications: September 3, 15:00 and November 5, 15:00
Further information and Complete call text

Opportunities with The Wenner-Gren Foundations
The Wenner-Gren Foundations (The Wenner-Gren Center Foundation for Scientific Research, The Axel Wenner-Gren Foundation for International Exchange of Scientists and The Foundation Wenner-Grenska Samfundet) support international scientific exchange. Several different scholarships are available: 

Post doc scholarship, non-Swedish applicants, for 2-year stay in Sweden
Deadline: 1 October 2019 Further information (in Swedish)

Guest researcher scholarships to facilitate non-Swedish senior researcher’s stay in Sweden 
Deadline: 1 October 2019 / 10 March 2020 Further information (in Swedish)

Sabbatical scholarships to facilitate Swedish senior researcher’s stay at a university abroad.
Next deadline: 1 October 2019 / 10 March 2020. Further information (in Swedish)

Travelling grants, for shorter stays abroad and active participation in international congresses, symposia, workshops and courses. 
Next deadline: 1 October 2019 / 10 March 2020 Further information (in Swedish)

Wenner-Gren Fellows: 3 year post doc scholarships 
Next deadline: 31 January 2020. Further information (in Swedish)

The Romanus Fund: Contributions to scientific research on the nature of inventing
Stiftelsen för Främjande av Uppfinnarverksamhet (SfU) is financing research on the nature of inventing and the various working phases that forms part of an invention’s development from idea to product. Applications accepted around the year. 
Further information (in Swedish)

Humbolt Scholarships for Post-Doctoral Training on Sustainable Development in Germany (all areas)
A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research. Researchers from outside Germany at the beginning of their academic career with a completed doctorate in the last four years may apply.
Deadline: anytime
Further information

The Marcus Wallenberg Prize
The Prize is awarded to recognize, encourage and stimulate path-breaking scientific achievements which contribute significantly to broader knowledge and/or technical development within all subjects relevant to the forest-based sector all over the world. Nominations of candidates are accepted via an internet-form or by e-mail or mail, at any time of the year, and are considered by the Marcus Wallenberg Prize Selection Committee in a continuous process.
Further information

STIAS Fellowships for Swedish researchers (all areas)
STIAS provides and maintains an independent ‘creative space for the mind’ to advance the cause of science and scholarship across all disciplines. It is global in its reach and local in its African roots, and values original thinking and innovation in this context. In summary, the idea is that distinguished researchers shall be given the opportunity to engage in undistracted research, achieved by a sustained (1-3 month or more) stay at STIAS. Admittance to the STIAS programme is either by invitation or by application. STIAS welcomes fellowship applications on a semester deadline basis. 
Applications by Swedish researchers will be considered within the framework of support provided by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, or in the case of applications related to STIAS Theme projects, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. 

Further information (incl. further links and application details)

Those interested in this opportunity area sked to contact Professor Kåre Bremer,, 0733-669169. For more info about the stay, you are welcome to contact one of the previous LU STIAS Fellows: Christopher Edling, Anna Hultgårdh, Lars Larsson, Jan Nilsson, Erik Svensson, Sven Åberg


Additional info, events and seminars

The RQ20 September kick-off: 3 September, 2.30 pm

The event is open to everyone who is curious to learn more about RQ20 – Lund University’s major research quality evaluation 2019–2020! RQ20 will engage the full extent of the research conducted at Lund University. 

You will hear from Lund University vice-chancellor Torbjörn von Schantz and project manager Freddy Ståhlberg, both addressing the “what, why, when and how” related to RQ20. There will naturally be coffee, and plenty of time for questions and discussion.
Further information

Registration open for autumn 2019: Career development for academic staff

Did you know that Lund University organises a series of career development opportunities for academic staff? Our career development activities are offered in English and the vast majority are free of charge, both for individuals and departments. Some activities are suitable for doctoral students, some for staff in postdoctoral positions and others for research team leaders. 
Further information

Contact: Åsa Thormählen at the Learning and Development office.

Upcoming academic career development opportunities are:  
Speak up for your research! (24 September)  
A logical start of an academic career - getting that external funding (10 October).
International mobility - why is this important for your career and how do you go about it? (23 October).
Get published, get reviewed and get your research out there!  (27 November) 

LU support

Research Services (Forskningsservice) funding assistance

Research Services give support to researchers concerning external research funding. We have a specific responsibility for the European Framework Programmes and American federal funding where we give support during the grant process, including advice and information on funding opportunities, preparation of applications, budget and reporting etc. We also work with the strategic research funding initiatives (e.g. Linné and SFO) and the grants of the Wallenberg foundations.
Please find contact information on the Forskningsservice (Research Services) webpages.

LU Innovation’s funding assistance 

LU Innovation has various ways in which it can help fund research-based commercialisation projects. The assistance facilitates early assessment of the market potential of research findings. Applications are made in consultation with business developers at LU Innovation.
  • Test assistance is used to quickly and simply test whether an idea has commercial potential. The funding, up to SEK 15 000, is allocated from LU Innovation and can be regarded as relatively free petty cash with which to make early assessments of an idea – for example novelty assessment, early market analysis or external evaluation of a project’s commercial potential.
  • Verification for Collaboration (VFS) is a grant to encourage collaboration between the academia and society i.e. public organisations, non-profit organisations/trusts and companies. The grant offers support of up to 150 000 SEK to initiate new collaborative projects.
  • Verification for Growth (VFT) comprises funding from the Vinnova programme Verifiering för Tillväxt. The funding, up to SEK 300 000, can for example be used to verify production method, for costs of patents and/or trademark protection and for technical verification.
  • Accelerator assistance is to help projects that have clear market potential to come closer to the market and paying customers. The assistance is up to a maximum of SEK 300 000 and aims to finance the time required for the company to succeed in getting onto the market, i.e. the originator of the idea working on the project or the appointment of a person to work operationally.
For more information about the financial assistance, please contact Mattias Esbjörnsson or visit the website.

Legal Division

Many research projects are funded through grants or in some other way by an external party, such as another authority or a company. Regardless of how a project is financed, a contract is signed between the university and the external party as regards the terms of the funding. The contract may cover the use of the funds, publication, rights to the results, liability, project organisation and management and so on. The lawyers in Legal Department help you evaluate whether the terms benefit your project and the university. If necessary, we can also help draft agreements and in negotiations with the funding body. You can obtain legal advice in most areas regarding research projects. If a consortium agreement is to be written in an application to an EU Framework Programme, this should be done during the agreement negotiation phase.  The Legal Department provides templates and support in these negotiations. Please find contact information at Legal Services Office.

Development Office

With the help of donations, we can can fund more research, education and other activities. Donations have become an important addition to public funding and can be critical to continued success. Do you have contact with potential donors, or would like to discuss the possibility of donations to your particular research? Please contact the Development Office for further information.

Research ethics information

The website provides information on ethical guidelines and laws affecting the research process. The information is based on Swedish law and on regulations at Lund University. You will also find contact details for people, institutions and public authorities with particular responsibility for answering questions on research ethics regulations. As an employee of Lund University, you also have access to research ethics support. Address any questions or queries to for advice and answers or to set up a meeting.

Lund University Libraries (LUB)

LUB is a university-wide network of libraries situated in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. The University Library's research communications office works to support the various stages of the research publication process.   

Beware of ‘open access’ scam!

See list of grey zone OA publishing houses

LU funding for the article processing cost in open access journals

Lund University support authors publishing in OA journals (PLoS, BioMed Central, Hindawi etc) by covering 50 % of the article processing charge.
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