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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.

STINT Teaching Sabbatical programme

The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) has invited the University to nominate candidates for the STINT Teaching Sabbatical programme. The programme gives researchers and teaching staff with a passion for issues that concern teaching to spend an autumn semester at one of STINT’s partner universities.

Please note that the University has an internal nomination process. The nominations are to contain a completed nomination form (see below) and a CV of a maximum of 4 pages saved as a PDF. Both documents must be written in English. Nominations within the Faculty of Science are to be sent to Marie Brink marie [dot] brink [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se by 8 August, at the latest. Please state “STINT Teaching Sabbatical 2024” in the subject line of the email.

Travel grants for the SANORD annual conference

The University invites applications for travel grants to attend the annual conference organised by the Southern African-Nordic Centre (SANORD). The conference takes place in South Africa, from 4-6 December. 

The deadline for applications for travel grants is 31 August.

Apply for travel grant for the SANORD conference (staff.lu.se)

Seed money to test new ideas

The Royal Physiographic Society announces the Horizon grant, which is aimed at researchers who want to explore cross-disciplinary and foundational ideas. 

The application deadline is 16 September.

Apply for the Horizon grant (fysiografen.se)

Funding to organise Nobel Symposia 2026

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences invites applications for funding to organise Nobel Symposia in the fields of physics, chemistry, economic sciences, literature, physiology or medicine. 

The application deadline is 11 October.

Apply to organise a Nobel symposium (kva.se)

Seed money to develop courses, programmes and COILs

Teachers can now apply for the University's seed money to develop courses, programmes and COILs (Collaborative Online International Learning) in collaboration with partner universities of the European University Alliance for Global Health (EUGLOH). 

The application deadline is 15 October.

Apply for seed money to develop courses, programmes and COILs (staff.lu.se)

EU funding for innovative projects

The European Innovation Council is inviting applications for EIC Pathfinder Challenges 2024, which funds innovative projects in five different areas. Contact Research Services (forskningsservice [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se) if you need assistance or guidance.

The application deadline is 16 October

EIC Pathfinder Challenges on the Research Services blog

Seed money to develop international collaborations

Academic staff and doctoral students can now apply for seed money to develop international collaborations and participate in activities that are in line with the priorities of the University’s work on Global Dynamic Engagement.

Calls for applications:

  • Doctoral student mobility outside the EU/EEA.
  • Academic staff mobility outside the EU/EEA.
  • Get Started Funding with partner universities outside the EU/EEA.

The application deadline is 21 August.

Apply for the University’s seed money via the Staff Pages

Future Research Leaders programme

Early-career researchers can now apply to the Future Research Leaders programme, which is arranged by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. Those selected receive a grant of SEK 15 million over a five-year period and undergo extensive leadership training. 

The application deadline is 26 August.

Apply to the Future Research Leaders programme (strategiska.se)

Apply for the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

The journal Science and the centre SciLifeLab arrange an international essay competition in which recent doctoral graduates can win up to USD 30,000 and have their essay published in Science. The 1,000-word essay is to be based on your doctoral thesis work. 

The application deadline is 15 July.

Apply for the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists (scilifelab.se)

Apply for funding for a temporary change of research environment

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research has announced funding for those who wish to conduct research in another sector for a period of 4 to 12 months. 

The application deadline is 10 September.

Apply for funding for a temporary change of research environment (strategiska.se)

Apply for in-depth visualisation support for research projects

Do you have research data that you think could be analysed and visualised in ways other than your current solutions? You can now apply for visualisation support from the national infrastructure InfraVis. Webinars about the call will be held in late May and pre-proposals are to be submitted by 14 June.

Apply for visualisation support (infravis.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:

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)