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Overview of Formas calls and dead-lines during 2017

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Overview of VR calls and dead-lines during 2017

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Research Professional database for funding search – all scientific areas

Link for information: Gothenburg 

Link for information: Lund


SSEESS (Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences) Gateway  

 - unique opportunity open for researchers strongly interested in international research programmes

The SSEESS Gateway is open to researchers who are strongly interested in working with international research programmes dealing with Global Environmental Change (GEC) issues. To become a member, you have to be affiliated with a Swedish research institute. Both junior and senior researchers are welcome to join the SSEESS Gateway.

As a member of the SSEESS Gateway, you will:

  • receive information specifically related to your interests. This can involve updates from international research programmes, workshops, or other events that SSEESS focuses on
  • get networking opportunities within the Global Environmental Change (GEC) community
  • be notified of SSEESS events before the official call for registration
  • have the opportunity to apply for financial support for travel and other expenses.

How to register for SSEESS Gateway

Fill in the registration form and follow the instructions

For more information please contact SSEESS Senior Research Officer Dan Wilhelmsson

Horizon 2020: 2016-2017 calls for proposals launched

The Horizon 2020 work programmes with the calls for the years 2016-2017 have been launched. You can find them here under the heading Work programmes – 2016-2017 – Main WP.

Three potentially interesting parts for BECC researchers are:

9. Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy 2016-17

12. Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials

13. Europe in a changing world-inclusive, innovative and reflective societies

European Research Council individual grants (ERC)


ERC Advanced Grant 

Eligibility: any nationality, any age. Applicants must be leaders in their respective field(s) of research and must demonstrate significant achievement in the last 10 years. 

ERC Starting Grant 

Eligibility: Researchers of any nationality with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD (plus 18 months for each child), a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal. 

Gothenburg Internal support for ERC applications 

Lund Internal support for EU/ERC applications 

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation


Grants for research projects with high research potential, usually of a basic research nature and focused on a single research issue. Projects within new research fields, above all of a boundary-crossing nature, are prioritised. The project should preferably be within science, engineering and medicine. 

Gothenburg internal information First internal dead-line is in September 2016 (external dead-line 1 Feb 2017)

Lund internal management rules. First internal dead-line is in September 2016 (external dead-line 1 Feb 2017)

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Fellows (WAF)


Wallenberg Academy Fellows is a carreer programme that provides long-term funding for the most promising young researchers of all disciplines to develop their projects.

Swedish universities are invited to nominate researchers for the program Wallenberg Academy Fellows. The program is open to researchers in all academic disciplines: medicine, engineering and technology, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities/religion, and also in the interfaces between them. A new rule is that only one internal candidate can be nominated for each external nomination.

Gothenburg internal information. First internal deadline during autumn 2016 (Preliminary external deadline February 2017)

Lund internal management rules. First internal deadline is in September 2016 (Preliminary external deadline February 2017)

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Volkswagen Stiftung and Wellcome Trust

Europe and Global Challenges –4th Call 

The funding initiative addresses the future challenges facing Europe in respect of climate change, migration, demographic change, and economic uncertainties. The aim is to inspire scholarly interest in such challenges beyond mere cooperation at the European level, and to promote collective supranational action on a global scale. The funding initiative targets mainly scholars in the humanities and the social sciences. Funding can be provided to support the constitution of interdisciplinary groups. It is a condition that, beside European scholars, the project involves researchers from at least one further region of the world. Deadline pre-proposal September 1.
More information here.

Naturvårdsverket - öppna utlysningar

Förvaltning av ekosystem i ett föränderligt klimat 
Med denna utlysning vill Naturvårdsverket och Havs- och vattenmyndigheten finansiera ett syntesarbete som sammanfattar och analyserar hur förvaltningen av biologisk mångfald och ekosystem bör anpassas för att förebygga negativa effekter till följd av klimatförändringar.   

Miljölagstiftningen som styrmedel 
Med denna utlysning vill Naturvårdsverket och Havs- och vattenmyndigheten stödja forskning som ska öka kunskaperna om hur miljölagstiftningen fungerar som styrmedel mot miljömålen

More information here


Ragnar Söderberg project in economic sciences

This call is addressed to junior researchers with a PhD that have innovative ideas, proven scientific excellence and high ambitions to develop economic sciences. The Ragnar Söderberg Foundation intends to fund small innovative research environments and is therefore announcing grants for 3–5 researchers that are cooperating in a collaborative project. The principal investigator should have a PhD in Economics or Business Administration, but additional team members may come from other disciplines. The researchers can be active at the same or at different universities.

There is no open call but more information can be found here.

Marie SkŁodowska-Curie European Joint Doctorates (EJD)

EJDs have the objective of promoting international, intersectoral and multi/inter-disciplinary collaboration in doctoral-level training in Europe through the creation of joint doctoral programmes, leading to the delivery of joint, double or multiple doctoral degrees. They are composed of at least three beneficiaries established in different Member States or Associated Countries that are entitled to deliver doctoral degrees.

Last day to apply 10 January 2017

Advanced Study Group 2017-18 and Themes 2017-18  Pufendorf (LU)

An Advanced Study Group (ASG) can be described as a “mini-Theme” – a group of researchers from at least three faculties addressing a common research problem and a theme is a project that revolves around one or more current research issues, which require perspectives from multiple disciplines at the same time in order to find solutions and answers.

Last day to apply is in January 2017

ERC Consolidator grant

Researchers of any nationality with 7-12 years of experience since completion of PhD (extensions are possible – see the latest ERC Work Programme for details), a scientific track record showing scientific talent and an excellent research proposal.

Last day to apply 9 February 2017

ERC Opportunity for researchers in Gothenburg: ERC Starting and Consolidator Grant Writing Course

This September, the Grants and Innovation Office (FIK) offers a course on how to write a competitive ERC Starting or Consolidator Grant research proposal. The course consists of two parts. The first 2 days are open to all researchers at the University of Gothenburg and the last 2 days will be in the form of an interactive workshop.

More information in pdf Invitation: ERC Starting and Consolidator Grant Writing Course

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