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Apply for grants and scholarships

On this webpage, we publish calls for research funding that come to the attention of the Faculty Office.

Research collaboration with South Korea

Researchers can now apply for funding from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research regarding collaboration with researchers in South Korea. The application deadline is 15 April.

Funding for Research collaboration with South Korea (strategiska.se)

Research visit to the University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is calling for International Fellows Award applications for research visits lasting four to eight weeks. Contact Teresia Rindefjäll (teresia [dot] rindefjall [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se) at External Relations for information on eligibility requirements. The application deadline is 18 March.

Funding for a research visit to the University of Adelaide (adelaide.edu.au)

Externally employed doctoral students

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research is calling for applications regarding grants for 12 externally employed doctoral students, with the aim of strengthening collaboration between academia and industry. The initiative applies to individuals who are not yet admitted to third-cycle studies. The application deadline is 21 May.

Grants for externally employed doctoral students (strategiska.se)

Nominate candidates to Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2025

It’s time to nominate candidates to Wallenberg Academy Fellows. Nominations must be made in accordance with the instructions in Lund University's management rules and sent to Tobias Nilsson at the faculty office (tobias [dot] nilsson [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se) no later than 11 September

Please note:

  • The university's management rules refer to coordination with an excellence initiative for young researchers with a focus on Wallenberg Academy Fellows. The Faculty of Science is not part of the excellence program, so please disregard it.
  • The head of department must endorse the letter of justification that is to be sent with each nomination (see bullet point 2 on page 6 in the management rules). The head of department must also sign the co-financing certificate (see bullet point 6 on page 7 in the management rules).
  • The checklist (see bullet point 1 on page 6 in the management rules) is managed by the faculty office, so please disregard it.
  • Strong external candidates are desirable as at least 50 percent of the faculty's, and ultimately the university's, nominations must be external.

The faculty's research board will assess the received proposals and rank the candidates that will ultimately be submitted to Research Services.

Procedure, CV and co-funding certificate:

All employees can apply for funding for professional development in Europe

As an employee at the University, you can apply for funds from the Erasmus+ programme for purposes such as training, workshops and job shadowing in Europe.

Applications can be made throughout the year.

Professional development courses through Erasmus+ (staff.lu.se)

Nominate candidates for the Oscar II Scholarship for best doctoral thesis

It's time to nominate candidates for the Oscar II Scholarship, which rewards the best doctoral thesis at each of the University’s faculties. Contact your head of department in order to nominate candidates. February 27 is the deadline for heads of departments to make one nomination each to the faculty management via Benedicte Sato Arentzen (benedicte [dot] sato_arentzen [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se).

The university's funding for research infrastructure

Researchers at Lund University can now apply for funding for research infrastructure. 

The application deadline is 1 March.

Apply for the university's funding for research infrastructure (staff.lu.se)

The faculty's funding for research infrastructure

Researchers at the Faculty of Science can now apply for funding for research infrastructure. 

The application deadline is 1 March

Download the call and template for application for the faculty's funding for infrastructure (docx, 141 kB)

You can use the same template if you plan to apply for funds in the corresponding calls made at the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Medicine and Lund University at central level. However, the criteria and other details of the calls may differ, so you need to take this into account. The deadline for all calls is 1 March.

Scholarship for a year abroad

Doctoral students and postdocs can now apply for a scholarship from the Hans Werthén Foundation for one year of scientific work abroad. 

The application deadline is 8 March.

Apply for a scholarship from the Hans Werthén Foundation (iva.se)

Postdoc programme in biological materials imaging

Researchers in fields such as physics, biology and chemistry can now apply to a postdoc programme as part of the EU-financed project AMBER (Advanced Multiscale Biological imaging using European Research infrastructures). The project is coordinated by the LINXS Institute of advanced Neutron and X-ray Science in Lund. 

The application deadline is 18 March.

Read more and apply to the postdoc programme via the LINXS website

Nominate candidates for the Balzan Prizes

You can now nominate candidates for the Balzan Prizes, which are awarded for outstanding achievements in natural sciences, among other things. 

The nomination deadline is 15 March.

Read more about the Balzan Prizes (balzan.org)

Nomination instructions for the prizes (PDF)

Funding to make the University more sustainable

All employees can now apply for funding to find solutions to challenges in the organisation. This year, six projects will receive grants of up to SEK 300,000 each for a project period not exceeding 12 months. 

The application deadline is 28 February.

Apply for funding to make the University more sustainable (staff.lu.se)

Apply for funding of a 6G satellite communication research centre

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research is calling for applications for the SEK 60 million it is allocating to a multidisciplinary research centre dedicated to the next generation mobile phone system, 6G, and satellite communication. Research questions include architecture for computation, data processing and AI, and robust and secure IoT (internet of things) for satellites. 

The application deadline is 3 June.

Apply for funding of a 6G satellite communication research centre (strategiska.se)

Funding to write an EU application

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research announced a call for applications regarding funding for researchers who are applying for the role of project coordinator in the Horizon Europe programme and the part called Pillar 2 (Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness). The application deadline is 29 February.

Apply for funding to write an EU application (strategiska.se)

Funding for equal opportunities

You can now apply for the University’s funding for:

  •  Initiatives for equal opportunities, gender equality and preventive work against discrimination within Lund University. The application deadline is 29 February.
  • Visiting professors of the underrepresented gender. The application deadline is 30 April.

Apply for funding for equal opportunities (staff.lu.se)

Funding to set up a centre for complex cellular systems

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research has announced funding worth SEK 60 million for the formation of a multidisciplinary research centre for complex cellular systems. The centre will help place Sweden in a leading position internationally in this field of research.

The application deadline is 5 March.

Apply for funding to set up a centre for complex cellular systems (strategiska.se)

Sabbaticals for researchers

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SFF) has announced a programme that enables researchers the opportunity to take one to two sabbatical years abroad where the research will take place in a different discipline or sector than the person currently works in.

The application deadline is 5 March.

Apply for a sabbatical (stategiska.se)

Funding international collaborations and mobility

As an employee of Lund University, you have many opportunities to receive funding from different programmes if you work, or plan to work, abroad.

Funding collaborations and mobility (staff.lu.se)