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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.

Project grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is calling for applications for research projects with considerable research potential. Please note that the University has internal management rules for applications with specific instructions. Primary applicants within the Faculty of Science are to send a Letter of Intent, written according to the instructions, to Tobias Nilsson (tobias [dot] nilsson [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se) and Anders Tunlid (anders [dot] tunlid [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se) by 09:00 on 18 September, at the latest.

Lund University internal management rules (PDF, 500 kB, new tab)

Seed money to test new ideas

The Royal Physiographic Society is calling for applications for their Horizon grant from researchers focused on boundary-crossing, overarching problems and ideas.

The application deadline is 15 September.

Apply for the Horizon grant (

Specialised visualisation support for research projects

Do you have research data that you think can be analysed and visualised in ways that are beyond your current resources? If so, you can apply for visualisation support from the national infrastructure InfraVis.

The application deadline is 6 June.

Apply for visualisation support (

Science and SciLifeLab prizes for early-career researchers

The journal Science and the SciLifeLab centre are organising an international essay competition, in which newly graduated doctoral students can win up to USD 30,000 and the chance to be published in Science. The essay should be 1,000 words in length and based on your doctoral thesis.

The application deadline is 15 July.

Science and SciLifeLab prizes for early-career researchers on the SciLifeLab website

Apply for funding for a temporary change of research environment

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research is calling for funding applications from researchers who wish to conduct research in another sector for 4-12 months.

The application deadline is 5 September.

Apply for funding for a temporary change of research environment (

Grants for industrial postdoctoral fellows

Researchers awarded their doctoral degrees within the past five years can apply for a grant for industrial postdoctoral fellows. The call for applications is from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

The application deadline is 12 September.

Apply for grants for industrial postdoctoral fellows (

Funding from Erasmus+ for blended intensive programmes

Teaching staff members can now apply for funding from Erasmus+ to give courses in the form of blended intensive programmes, which combine virtual exchanges with a short physical mobility period.

The application deadline is 15 June.

Read more and apply for funding for blended intensive programmes (

Funding for writing grant applications

The interdisciplinary network SASNET (The Swedish South Asian Studies Network) has announced grants for researchers who are preparing research applications. The research project must have a connection to South Asia to be eligible for the grant. SASNET is calling for applications for two grants:

Grant for writing a research application (
The deadline for applications is 31 May.

Planning grant for the preparation of a major research application (
The application deadline is 10 June.

All employees: apply for funds for professional development courses in Europe

As an employee of the University, you are eligible to apply for funding from the Erasmus+ programme for things like courses, workshops and job shadowing in Europe.

You can apply for funding throughout the year.

Professional development courses through Erasmus+ (

STINT funding for short-term projects or trips abroad

The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) is calling for applications for Initiation Grants for short-term projects aimed at building new and strategic international relationships.

The application deadline is 12 June.

Read more and apply for the Initiation Grant on the STINT website

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 (