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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.

Grants for forestry research

Skogssällskapet and related foundations have published a call for applications for funding worth a total of SEK 23.4 million for projects in forest management and nature conservation.

The application deadline is 17 October for Skogssällskapet and 15 November for the other foundations.

Read more and apply for grants for forestry research (skogssallskapet.se)

Apply for a postdoc scholarship

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has published a call for applications for postdoc scholarship programmes at Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Broad Institute, and Nanyang Technological University.

The application deadline is 15 November.

Funding from the Wallenberg Foundations MMW and MAW

It is now possible to apply for funding from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (MMW) and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (MAW). The focus is normally on the humanities and social sciences, but this year the foundations have also announced targeted grants on the theme of sustainable society. Please note that the University has internal management rules for applications, which also contain instructions on how to formulate a letter of intent. Letters of intent within the Faculty of Science should be sent to tobias [dot] nilsson [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se by 1 December at the latest.

Internal management rules for funding from the Wallenberg Foundations MMW and MAW (staff.lu.se)

SSF focuses on externally employed doctoral students

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SFF) invites applications for doctoral fellowships from individuals employed at research institutes who wish to obtain a doctoral degree in science, medicine or technology. The aim of the call is to increase the exchange of knowledge between academia and industry.

The application deadline is 30 November.

Call for applications for research institute doctoral students (strategiska.se)

Nominate a Wallenberg Scholar

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has announced their Wallenberg Scholars programme, which aims to support and encourage some of the most successful researchers at Swedish universities. Please note that Lund University has internal management rules for the nomination of candidates. Nominations within the Faculty of Science should be made in accordance with Appendix 1 in the internal management rules and sent to tobias [dot] nilsson [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se by 8 December. Please note that a certificate of co-financing signed by the head of department must be attached to the nomination, and that the head of department must support the reasons why the researcher's activities are considered an important part of the University's research profile.

Faculty travel and research grants

Researchers, doctoral students, teaching staff and others can now apply for the Faculty of Science’s travel and research grants. The application deadline is 19 September. Please note that doctoral students need to enclose a supervisor’s statement with the application.

Read more and apply for the faculty’s travel and research grants via the Staff Pages

STINT Mobility Grants for Internationalisation

The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) is calling for applications for funding from international collaborative projects. The main foreign party must be located outside the EU/EFTA and the UK. Project should preferably include activities involving both research and higher education, but STINT also supports pure research collaborations.

The application deadline is 26 September.

Read more on the STINT website:

Sino-Nordic research collaboration planning grant

The Nordic Centre has put out a call for applications for 3-4 planning grants of EUR 10,000 each for research collaborations between Nordic and Chinese universities. Projects should be related to one of the Nordic Centre’s four focus areas:

  • Sino-Nordic perspectives
  • Sustainable development
  • Digitalisation and technology
  • Health and welfare

The application deadline is 1 October.

Read more and apply for the planning grant on the Nordic Centre’s website

Grants for academic collaboration in the Baltic Sea region – with a focus on Ukraine

The Swedish Institute is calling for applications for grants of up to SEK 1 million for projects aimed at supporting academia in Ukraine. The projects must start in December 2022 and run for a maximum of 18 months.

The application deadline is 30 September.

Read more and apply for a grant for academic collaboration (si.se)

Funding to work on your research application

The interdisciplinary network SASNET (The Swedish South Asian Studies Network) has announced a planning grant worth SEK 75,000 for Lund researchers who are preparing relatively large applications for funding. The research project must have a connection to South Asia.

The application deadline is 16 September.

Apply for funding to work on your research application on the SASNET website

Fellowship programme at Hamburg University

Researchers can now apply to spend 3-10 months in an interdisciplinary environment at Hamburg University as part of the Hamburg Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS) fellowship programme.

The application deadline is 31 October.

Apply for the fellowship programme at Hamburg University (hias-hamburg.de)

Nominate candidates for the L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Award

The aim of the award is to recognise and reward women in research who have demonstrated great potential in science, medicine or technology. Each prize-winner receives SEK 150,000 and is invited to join a one-year mentor programme organised by The Young Academy of Sweden.

The deadline for nominations is 27 September.

Nominate candidates for the L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Award on The Young Academy of Sweden website

Nominate candidates for Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2023

It’s time to nominate candidates for the Wallenberg Academy Fellows, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s programme for young researchers. The call has been published on the foundation’s website, but please note that Lund University has internal management rules.

Nominations within the Faculty of Science should be sent to Tobias Nilsson (tobias [dot] nilsson [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se) no later than 16 September and should follow the instructions in Appendix 1 of the Lund University management rules. The Head of Department is responsible for the nomination letter that must be attached to the nomination according to the instructions. In order for the faculty to add a brief description of the prioritization process, the nomination letter must be a maximum of 6,600 characters (including spaces). For each application, the Head of Department must also submit a signed co-financing certificate in accordance with the template. The department will finance all overhead costs not covered by the Vice-Chancellor.

University funding for thematic collaboration initiatives 2023–2025

The Lund University External Engagement Council has announced a call for applications concerning funding for up to four thematic collaboration initiatives starting in January 2023. Thematic collaboration initiatives should be cross-disciplinary and include at least three faculties and at least one external partner. Grants will be made of up SEK 1 million per year for three years.

The application deadline is 23 September.

Funding for thematic collaboration initiatives (staff.lu.se)

Funding for researchers from Ukraine

The University’s Staff Pages list calls for funding applications intended for Ukrainian researchers who would like a research position in Sweden. The list is continuously updated.  

Funding for researchers from Ukraine (staff.lu.se)

University funding for interdisciplinary projects focusing on Agenda 2030

The University’s Research Board is calling for applications for university-wide funding intended for interdisciplinary projects focusing on Agenda 2030 and sustainable development.

A novelty for this call for applications is the opportunity to apply for funding for postdoc positions or associate senior lectureships. Within the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering, the funding is primarily to be used for postdoc positions. In exceptional cases, the support may be used for strategic recruitments of associate senior lecturers. This presumes, in that case, that the recruitment is in line with the department’s recruitment plan. If you are considering applying for funds to recruit an associate senior lecturer, you and the relevant head of department should contact either vice dean Anders Tunlid (if the position is to be located at the Faculty of Science) or pro dean Heiner Linke (if the position is to be located at LTH) no later than 30 September.

The deadline to apply for funding is 25 November.

Read more and apply for university funding for interdisciplinary projects focusing on Agenda 2030 (staff.lu.se)

More funding opportunities


Research funding


Funding mobility

Teachers:

  • Erasmus+ teaching staff mobility within Europe
  • Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM)
  • EURAXESS
  • Linnaeus-Palme partnerships
  • STINT Teaching Sabbatical

Funding mobility – staff.lu.se

Researchers:

  • ACCESS - Travel grants for collaboration in Chile
  • Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM)
  • EURAXESS
  • KAW Travel grants for contact trips outside Europe for junior researchers
  • MIRAI 2.0 - Travel grants for collaboration in Japan
  • SASUF - Travel grants for collaboration in South Africa
  • STINT Teaching Sabbatical
  • Travel and research grants (Endowment Administration)

Funding mobility – staff.lu.se

Staff (teachers, doctoral students, researchers and administrative staff):

  • Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM)
  • Erasmus+ staff training within Europe
  • Erasmus+ travel grants within Europe
  • EURAXESS
  • Linnaeus-Palme planning

Funding mobility – staff.lu.se


Funding collaborations

  • Erasmus+
  • Linnaeus-Palme
  • Nordplus
  • STINT Strategic Grants for Internationalisation

Funding collaborations – sftaff.lu.se