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Funding for costs associated with major research applications

Guidelines and instructions

This funding is to be used to produce a major national or international research application. Any PhD holder employed until further notice at the Faculty of Social Sciences can apply.

Background

The work on responses to major calls for applications for research grants is often very demanding in terms of resources and can involve many applicants. There is a need to be able continuously to apply for funding to cover e.g. costs associated with meetings to work on applications. Using direct government funding to enable well-crafted applications is seen as a long-term investment.

Aim

The funds are to be used to produce a major national or international research application. Examples of major research applications are the EU framework programmes, calls for applications from the European Research Council (ERC), programme applications to the national research councils, etc.

Conditions

Any PhD holder employed until further notice at the Faculty of Social Sciences can apply. Each application may be allocated a maximum of SEK 200 000. The support can be used to finance working hours for employees whose positions do not include more than 30 percent allocated research time, for assistance in the form of a research assistant (equivalent) and/or for contact travel for parties involved in the project.

How to apply

Applications for funding are to be submitted to the faculty office on a continuous basis. The application is to be sent to Helen Wiman, helen [dot] wiman [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se, and must include:

  • Project description (at least two, maximum three pages)
  • CV listing research qualifications (maximum two pages)
  • Brief budget
  • Details of when and to which research funding bodies the application is to be sent
  • Approval from the head of department (equivalent)

Assessment

Applications are assessed by a working group consisting of at least three of the Research Council’s members. The working group is appointed once any potential conflicts of interest have been taken into account.

The task of the assessment group is to assess whether the application can become a competitive research application on the basis of the assessment criteria set by the intended funding body. The decision to allocate funding is taken by the dean.

Contact

Elin Hermansson
Faculty Coordinator
elin [dot] hermansson [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se

Guidelines and instructions

for the allocation of funding for costs associated with major research applications. 

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