Apply for research funding
At the Faculty of Social Sciences there are a number of different research funding opportunities to apply for. On this page you can also learn about other research funding support at Lund University.
Faculty travel and research grants
The application period for the faculties’ travel and research grants is at the start of the spring and autumn semesters, normally in February and September.
Researchers, doctoral students, lecturers or readers at Lund University can apply for the grants. A few are also open to undergraduate students including Master’s students.
Seed funding for the consolidation of strong research areas at the Faculty of Social Sciences
Funding is to be used for coordinating activities in order to consolidate, develop and give visibility to strong, interdisciplinary research areas at the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Professors or associate professors employed until furhter notice at the Faculty of Social Sciences can apply.
The application months are to be used to draw up research applications.
PhD holders employed until further notice as senior lecturer or lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences, who do not have more than 30 percent of their position reserved for research, can apply.
Funding for major research applications
The funding is to be used to produce a major national or international research application. The support can be used to finance working hours, for assistance in the form of a research assistant and/or for contact travel for parties involved in the project. Any PhD holder employed until further notice at the Faculty of Social Sciences can apply.
Funding to develop research-related external engagement
Granted funding is to be used to develop collaborations with external actors with an aim to enrich the faculty’s research and highlight the role of the social sciences in society. PhD holders employed until further notice at the Faculty of Social Sciences, who do not have more than 30 percent of their position reserved for research, can apply for funding.
Faculty support for proofreading
The faculty previously offered support for proofreading of articles published in international journals. After 2022, the faculty no longer reimburses these costs for individual researchers. Contact your department if you have questions related to the financing of proofreading.
Other research funding support at Lund University
Research Services offer researchers and research teams support and help on issues concerning external research funding.
Lund University has central funds for promoting publishing in OA journals.
General questions about faculty research funding:
+46 46 222 84 49
elin [dot] hermansson [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se
Faculty travel and research grants:
+46 46 222 72 06
anders [dot] kirchner [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se