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Research Funding News 1 2019

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.

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
Starting Grant (researchers awarded their PhD 2-7 years prior to 1 January 2019):                
Deadline: Closed

Consolidator Grant (researchers awarded their PhD 7-12 years prior to 1 January 2019):
Deadline: Closed

Advanced Grant (established senior researchers):
Deadline: 29 August 2019

Synergy Grant (for groups of 2-4 Principal Investigators):
Deadline: Closed

Proof of Concept Grants (for ERC grant holders):
Deadline: 22 January, 25 April, 19 September 2019

ERC calls 2020 (preliminary deadlines)
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 senior 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.

Invitation to ERC Advanced Grants workshop 

The ERC Advanced Grants call for proposal 2019 will be launched on 21 May with deadline on 29 August 2019. Research Services invites Lund University researchers interested in ERC Advanced Grants to a workshop on 11 April. The workshop is run by Yellow Research, a consultancy firm with extensive experience in running ERC workshops and in pre-submission review of ERC Grants.
Applicants for the ERC Advanced Grants are established research leaders and are expected to be active researchers who have a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years.
The objective of the workshop is to provide participants with a good understanding of:
  • the evaluation criteria and how to analyze them;
  • an excellent PI according to the reviewers of the different domains;
  • how to write a high-risk/high-gain research proposal considering panel specifics and type of project.
The workshop will take place on Thursday 11 April, between 8.30 and 12.30.
Place: Hörsalen, Pufendorfinstitutet, Biskopsgatan 3, Lund
The workshop will be held in English. Attendance is free of charge.

Individual consultations
A limited number of individual consultations will be offered to Lund University researchers who have participated in the ERC Advanced Grants workshop and who are planning to submit a proposal to the ERC Advanced Grants call 2019. The consultations take place on 11 April after the workshop.
In order to get an individual consultation, you must submit a short project synopsis, CV and track record (2 pages each, in total max 6 pages) no later than 3 April at 12.00. Send the material as a word file named: Surname_name_ERCAdG_Lund to
Register for the workshop and individual consultation via this link no later than 20 March.

ERC Advanced Grants panel member seminar 12 June from 10:00-12:00  save the date

A chance to hear from ERC panel members on what makes an Advanced Grant proposal competitive, with the opportunity for questions and discussion.

Invitation to support programme for ERC Starting Grants applicants in the upcoming 2020 call 

ERC Starting Grants workshop
Research Services invites you to our ERC Starting Grants workshop on 20 May. The workshop is open to researchers who are planning to apply for an ERC Starting Grant (StG) with Lund University as their host institution. The workshop is run by Yellow Research, a consultancy firm with extensive experience in running ERC workshops and in pre-submission review of ERC Grants. It will provide participants with an in-depth overview and practical information on the ERC Starting Grant scheme. Participants should gain a deeper understanding of the proposal format and the key issues relating to planning, writing and costing a proposal.

You are welcome to register for this workshop if you are planning to apply for an ERC StG in the next call (call 2020), or if you are interested in applying for an ERC grant in the future. Attendance is free of charge, and lunch is included. The workshop will be held in English.

Date: Monday 20 May 2019, from 9.00 and 16.00.
Venue: LUX:B152, Helgonabacken 3, Lund

Extra session and training camp for ERC Starting Grants
In addition to the ERC workshop on 20 May, Research Services will arrange two connected events with the aim of giving ERC StG applicants an extra boost in the 2020 call. You are welcome to register for these activities if you are planning to apply for an ERC Starting Grant in the 2020 call.

On 28 May we have arranged an extra session to help you kick-start your proposal writing, and to receive feedback on your CV/Track Record. The session is in preparation for the ERC training camp in August. In order to attend this session on 28 May, you must submit a short project synopsis, CV and track record (2 pages each, in total max 6 pages) by 23 May at 12:00. Details on where to submit this material will be included in your confirmation email for attendance at the extra session by the end of April.

On 20-21 August there will be a two-day training camp where you can receive valuable information from ERC evaluators and ERC grantees, as well as get feedback on your draft proposal. To attend this training camp, you must provide a draft proposal (section B1 of the application, including CV and Track Record) by 10 August. Submission details will be included in your confirmation email before the summer. Please note that you may only attend the ERC training camp once.

Please register at this link by 26 April 2019.

Preliminary deadline for ERC Starting Grant call 2020: 16 October 2019
Further information on Starting Grant, for researchers awarded their PhD 2-7 years prior to 1 January 2020     

ERC Consolidator Grants workshop 9 September save the date

Get an overview and practical information on the ERC Consolidator Grants scheme, a deeper understanding of the proposal format and the key issues relating to planning, writing and costing a proposal.

MSCA calls 2019

Innovative Training Networks (ITN)
Deadline: January 2020 (call 2020)

Individual Fellowships (IF)
Deadline: 11 September 2019

Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)
Deadline: 2 April 2019

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

See further information

Contact Research Services for support.

MSCA activities 2019 at Lund University 

  • 19 March: Information meeting with National Contact Point Erik Litborn, Vinnova, about Innovative Training Networks (ITN) and Individual fellowships (IF). Register here no later than 4 March
  • May: Workshop in preparation for MSCA IF proposals for the 2019 call with deadline 11 September. The workshop is for proposals with Lund University as host organisation and is aimed at both the supervisor and the fellow. Note that at the deadline for the submission of applications, the fellow can have resided or carried out her main activity in the country of the host organisation for no more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline. More information and registration link to follow.
  • 18 June: drop in session at Pufendorfinstitutet 13.00-15.00. Welcome and ask Research Services questions about your proposal for Individual Fellowships (outgoing and incoming fellows and supervisors)! You may of course contact us any time via phone or e-mail if you cannot attend the drop-in session. 
  • September: ITN workshop. More information and registration link to follow.
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)

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

Other information, events and seminars

Career development for academic staff
In order to attract, retain and develop employees, Lund University has highlighted a series of career opportunities for academic staff. The 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 postdocs and others for research team leaders.
Further information

Welcome to listen to FORMAS presenting their open yearly calls
Friday 15 March FORMAS will come to Lund to talk about the open yearly calls. An evaluator and former successful applicants will also present their views on how to construct a winning application. The event is held in English.

All researchers are welcome. Please sign up here before the 12 of March.
More information and the program is available in the Lund University Calendar.
See information on the FORMAS calls below:
Research and development Projects, deadline 4 April 2019 
Research and development projects for early career researchers, deadline 4 April 2019 
Mobility grants for early research career researchers, deadline 4 April 2019 

Funding opportunities 

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

LU faculties’ information on funding
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Engineering LTH
Faculty of Medicine

School of Economics
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Humanities and Theology
Faculty of Law
Travel and research grants at Lund University

Funding opportunities – find more in Research Professional!

STIAS Fellowships for Swedish researchers (all areas) Sydafrika
Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study STIAS i Sydafrika är ett fristående men med Stellenbosch University nära lierat forskningsinstitut vid vilket framstående forskare inbjuds att vistas 1-3 månader eller mer. Tanken är att i en stimulerande miljö få tid att ostört arbeta med sin egen forskning. Marianne och Marcus Wallenbergs stiftelse finansierar fellowships vid STIAS för svenska forskare. Fellows ska vistas vid STIAS minst en månad, gärna 3 månader eller mer, men det behöver inte vara sammanhängande. Fellowships vid STIAS erhålls genom inbjudan från STIAS ledning, men MMW kan nominera svenska forskare för inbjudan. Intresserade uppmanas kontakta professor Kåre Bremer,, telefon 0733-669169. För mer information om vistelse vid STIAS kontakta gärna någon av de LU forskare som varit där: Christopher Edling, Anna Hultgårdh, Lars Larsson, Jan Nilsson, Erik Svensson, Sven Åberg
Mer information om STIAS

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: any time
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 and nomination form

Romanusfonden: Bidrag till vetenskaplig forskning avseende uppfinnandets natur
Stiftelsen för Främjande av Uppfinnarverksamhet (SfU) finansierar vetenskaplig forskning avseende uppfinnandets natur och de olika arbetsmoment som ingår i en uppfinnings utveckling från uppfinnaridén till en praktisk brukbar produkt. Ansökan kan när som helst sändas till stiftelsens kansli, besluten fattas löpande 2-3 gånger under året.
Mer information

IMI – Innovative Medicines Initiative: Forthcoming call
IMI is a partnership between the European Union and the European pharmaceutical industry. IMI facilitates open collaboration in research to advance the development of, and accelerate patient access to, personalised medicines for the health and wellbeing of all, especially in areas of unmet medical need. The following topics are under consideration for inclusion in the next IMI Call for proposals (IMI2-Call17): *Optimising future obesity treatment *Open access chemogenomics library and chemical probes for the druggable genome *Intelligent prediction and identification of environmental risk posed by human medicinal products
Further information
Vinnova: Forthcoming call
Within fourteen months, PRE-LEAP-RE will prepare a European Joint Programme (EJP). It will set the foundation for future collaborative African Union-European Union activities in the field of renewable energy (RE). Vinnova invites members for a reference group to plan the future program and who will be part of it.
Further information

The French Insitute:  French-Swedish advanced school on X-rays and Neutrons techniques for the study of functional materials for energy
This advanced school is jointly organized by Swedish and French universities and research organisations and will be held in Lund from 13-17 May 2019. It is open to PhD students and young researchers from Sweden and France.
Deadline for registration: 10 March 2019
Further information

Wenner-Gren Stiftelserna
Wenner-Gren Stiftelserna (Stiftelsen Wenner-Gren Center för Vetenskaplig Forskning, Axel Wenner-Grens Stiftelse för Internationellt Fors karutbyte och Stiftelsen Wenner-Grenska Samfundet) stödjer internationellt vetenskapligt utbyte. Detta bl.a. genom "resestipendier" (för konf.resor och kurser), "symposieanslag" (för anordnande av symposier/konferenser),"gästforskar- och "sabbatsstipendier".
Deadline: 11 mars 2019
Mer information
Om Symposier
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) är en fristående stiftelse som har till ändamål att främja och understödja humanistisk och samhällsvetenskaplig forskning. Utlysningen riktar sig till forskning som utvecklar eller tillämpar nyskapande metoder samt till projekt som har mer metaorienterade perspektiv. Satsningen syftar till att förbättra forskarnas möjligheter att kritiskt bedöma och att utnyttja de nya typer av data och metoder som digitaliseringen medför samt utmana etablerade metodologier och vetenskapliga paradigm.
Deadline: 15 mars 2019 kl. 16.00
Mer information

Institut Mittag-Leffler: mathematics
Each year, Institut Mittag-Leffler holds research programs which will give the opportunity for research projects and networking activities. Leading scientists and post-doc students are invited to collaborate in specialized areas of mathematics. The selection criteria for proposals are scientific strength and timeliness, and the degree to which the program would benefit mathematical research and post-graduate training in the Nordic countries.
Deadline: 15 March 2019
Further information

The Thorsten and Elsa Segerfalk Foundation
Grants will be awarded for any type of costs necessary for specified research projects. Applications will be processed according to the Swedish Research Councils standards with particular attention to the foundations policy to primarily support postdoctoral researchers in the early phase of their scientific career.
Deadline: 15 March 2019 at 14:00
Further information 
Riksförbundet för Social och Mental Hälsa, RSMH
RSMH, arbetar för att människor med psykisk ohälsa ska ges förutsättningar att komma tillbaka till ett gott liv. Varje år delar vi ut ett forskningsstipendium på 40.000 kronor ur vår stipendiefond. Enligt fondens stadgar kan stipendium sökas av person som bedriver humanistiskt och socialt inriktad forskning som kan leda till ett bättre liv för människor med psykisk ohälsa.
Deadline: 30 March 2019
Mer information

Stiftelsen Siamon
Stiftelsens ändamål är att årligen utdela stipendier till forskare eller vetenskapliga skriftställare inom ämnena statsvetenskap och nationalekonomi. Resestipendier för deltagande i kvalificerade vetenskapliga konferenser prioriteras. Doktorander samt forskare på postdoc-nivå ges företräde.
Deadline: 30 mars 2019
Mer information

Lisa och Johan Grönbergs Stiftelse
Anslag om max 100 000:- delas ut till ett antal disputerade forskare. Årets ämne är ”Endokrina tumörer och sjukdomar, ej diabetes”.
Deadline: 31 mars 2019
Mer information

Kostfonden är en ideell insamlingsorganisation och anslår nu 1,5 miljoner till ett eller flera projekt som utvärderar kostbehandlingar vid metabolt syndrom och/eller relaterade problem/sjukdomar. Bidraget kan sökas av enskilda forskare som kan verka som projektledare och arbetar i något av de nordiska länderna. Sökande ska ha svensk doktorsexamen eller motsvarande utländsk examen.
Deadline: 31 mars 2019
Mer information

Stiftelsen Svenska Lantbrukarnes Olycksfallsförsäkringsfond
SLO-fonden har till ändamål att verka för jordbrukets fromma genom att främja ändamålsenlig mekanisering och byggnadsverksamhet inom jord- och skogsbrukets områden med företräde för åtgärder till förbättrande av arbetsmiljön. Med skogsbruk avses i detta fall det som bedrivs i anslutning till jordbruk. Bidrag delas ut till utbildnings-, försöks- och forskningsverksamhet. SLO-fondens disponibla medel: 1 500 000 kronor. Max bidrag som kan beviljas är 250 000 kronor.
Deadline: 1 april 2019 kl. 17:00
Mer information 

Länsförsäkringars Forskningsfond
Stiftelsen Länsförsäkringsgruppens Forsknings- och Utvecklingsfond stödjer vetenskaplig forskning. Syftet med all forskning är att nå ny kunskap. Med ny kunskap vill vi förebygga och förstå skador, både skador som finns idag och skador som vi tror kommer finnas i framtiden. Forskning kan också hjälpa oss att försöka förstå hur samhällsutvecklingen kommer påverka framtiden. Nu pågår en utlysning som fokuseras mot hur det allt intelligentare hemmet kan leda till färre skador, ökad upplevd trygghet samt beteendeförändringar. ”Det Trygga Hemmet 2030”
Deadline: 8 april 2019 kl. 14.00
Mer information

Svenska Akademien – Forskning i modern svenska
Svenska Akademien utlyser ett anslag på 120 000 kronor för år 2019 ur Stiftelsen Fonden för forskning i modern svenska och för svensk språkvård. Ansökan kan gälla något av följande områden:
- förändring i samtida svenskt språkbruk
- språkvård i ett mångspråkigt Sverige
- förhållandet mellan engelska och svenska inom olika samhällsområden
- svenska språket i IT-samhället
- språkvård och svenska i skolan.
För mer upplysningar, kontakta Akademiens språkhandläggare,
Deadline: 8 april 2019

Hjärnfonden gör i år två extrautlysningar:
Alzheimers sjukdom. Alzheimerbidraget ger möjlighet till extra utdelning av medel till såväl grund- och preklinisk forskning, translationell och klinisk forskning samt vård- och omsorgsforskning. Alzheimerbidraget kan ge mellan 1-3 miljoner kr per år under tre år med möjlighet till ytterligare 2 års förlängning. 
Deadline: 10 april 2019

Hjärnfonden gör en ny satsning på stora forskningsområden där vi uppmanar forskare att bidra med förslag på forskningsprojekt där det i Sverige finns gap mellan finansiering och stora förväntade möjligheter till framgång. Forskare kan delta aktivt i denna satsning genom att skicka in ett Letter of intent (LOI) på två sidor som beskriver ett flerårigt projektförslag.
Deadline: 25 april 2019
Mer information

Stiftelsen för främjandet av ekonomisk forskning vid Lunds Universitet
The purpose of the foundation is to promote such economic research at Lund University that is of interest to industry and trade. Therefore, the research shall be connected with any of the subjects of business administration, economics, business law and economic geography; in particular, research connected with subjects such as distribution, international markets, monetary policy and capital movement, transport, cost and revenue analysis, corporate administration, finance, budgeting, accounting and taxation. Applications for research involving conditions in Southern Sweden should be prioritised if applications are otherwise equivalent.
Deadline: 15 april 2019
Further information

The International Association for Aerobiology: Nominations for best research paper award
The International Association for Aerobiology invites nominations for its best research paper award. This recognises significant contributions to peer-reviewed literature on the science of aerobiology. The prize comprises free registration to an aerobiological conference.
Deadline: 19 April 2019
Further information

Handelsrådet finansierar forskning för att stärka och utveckla handelsnäringen. Handelsrådet strävar även efter att öka kunskapsöverföringen och interaktionen mellan akademi och praktik för att skapa goda förhållanden för företag och medarbetare inom handeln. Det finns två former av stipendier som går att ansöka om hos Handelsrådet, Post doc. stipendium och doktorandstipendium.
Deadline: 25 april 2019
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Formas strategiska innovationsprogramm Smart Built Environment
Smart Built Environment utlyser medel för att bedriva forsknings- och innovationsprojekt som kan bidra till att utveckla ett billigare, snabbare och mer hållbart samhällsbyggande utifrån de möjligheter som digitaliseringen ger. Sök för projekt inom programmets temaområden: Innovationer och nya tillämpningar /    Värdekedjor och affärsmodeller / Informationsinfrastruktur / Kunskap och kompetens
Deadline: 29 april 2019 kl. 14.00
Mer information

Residensprogrammet Eva De la Gardie
The Eva de la Gardie program allows one Swedish researcher to come one full month to France in September to meet French colleagues.  Accommodation is provided by the Swedish Institute in the center of Paris and the French Institute of Sweden provides a 1500 euros grant for travel and daily expenses. The accomodation
To register, candidates must fill a form to describe their research project and explain in detail the contacts (organisms, teams, individuals) they have and/or wish to develop in France. The program is opened to anyone holding a PhD exercising a research activity in Sweden (in any field) having a research project to develop with French partners.
Deadline: 30 April 2019
How to register

The University of St Andrews Global Fellowship Scheme
The Global Fellowship Scheme enable talented scholars from around the globe to spend between one week to a month at St Andrews to undertake a course of research and study, to explore potential collaborations, enhance existing relationships, advance research work, or simply to find the space to think in an inspirational environment.
Next selection takes place in april 2019
Further information
afa Försäkring
afa Försäkring driver ett FoU program ”Att leva och arbeta med psykisk ohälsa” på uppdrag av Svenskt Näringsliv och LO, om orsaker till och åtgärder för rehabilitering och förebyggande av psykisk ohälsa hos arbetare i privat sektor.
Den här forskningssatsningen vill prioritera projekt, gärna på flervetenskaplig nivå, som kan bringa klarhet i de komplexa sambanden mellan de olika faktorer som påverkar den psykiska ohälsan hos arbetare i privat sektor. Skillnader mellan könen bör belysas. Den forskning som finansieras ska vara tillämpbar och kunna nyttiggöras i en nära framtid.
Deadline: 7 maj 2019
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Sveriges A-kassor
Känner du till forskare som har publicerat arbeten kopplade till arbetslöshet, arbetsmarknad eller arbetslöshetsförsäkringen under 2017-2019? Välkommen att nominera dem till ett pris som delas ut av vårt forskningsråd. Sveriges A-kassor delar ut 75 000kr till forskning om arbetslöshet.
Deadline: 29 maj 2019
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STINT- Stiftelsen för internationalisering av högre utbildning och forskning
Internationalisering av högre utbildning och forskning bygger främst på långsiktiga målmedvetna ansträngningar men ibland är det dock viktigt att kunna agera snabbt när tillfället ges. Initiation Grants ges för genomförandet av kortvariga projekt som syftar till uppbyggnaden av nya och strategiskt intressanta internationella relationer.
Deadline (kan sökas flera gånger per år): 7 maj, 3 september och 5 november 2019
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Vinnova: Search function to find Vinnova calls
Further information (in Swedish)

Information on LU 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

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 Forskningsservice

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 www. 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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