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Funding opportunities

Here you find a selection of open calls, and below that a list of relevant funders. Note that all calls and news related to Horizon Europe will be posted on the Horizon Europe support page (left margin).


Open calls and opportunities

This list contains open calls that has come to our knowledge. We are specifically monitoring FORMAS, VR, Swedish EPA, Fysiografen, the facultys travel grants, Stiftelsen Oscar och Lili Lamms minne, and Crafoord foundations for open calls and opportunities. Other funders (see full list list below) are monitored to a limited extent.

News flash - there are now several interesting calls released under Horizon Europe, see Horizon Europe support page (left margin).


    • MIRAI2.0 - Seed funding for collaborative projects and courses,  for both research and innovation projects and courses for doctoral students and postdocs. Deadline December 1. Link to
    • Pufendorf - Theme, deadline Dec 14. Link to
    • Formas - Mobility grant for early-career researchers. Deadline Dec 20. Link to


    • IIASA - YSSP Young Scientists Summer Program for PhD students. Deadline Jan 12. Link to
    • KVA - Scholorships for biosciences, call open Oct 15 - January 15. Link to


    • Formas - Socially sustainable housing supply for all, call open nov 3 - February 7. Link to
    • Energimyndigheten - Cirkulär ekonomi och resursanvändning inom planetens gränser. Deadline Feb 14.
      Link to
    • VR - Research Infrastructure, deadline Feb 14. Link to
    • VR - International postdoc NT, call opens Jan 18, deadline Feb 21. Link to


    • Formas - The connections between climate change, water and biodiversity. Call open January 1 - March 30. Link to


    • VR - Starting grant NT, call opens March 15, deadline April 18. Link to
    • VR - Project grant NT, call opens March 15, deadline April 18. Link to
    • VR - Development Research, Network grant Swedish research links. Call opens March 15, deadline April 18. Link to
    • VR - Starting grant Development Research, call opens March 15, deadline April 18. Link to
    • VR - Project grant Development Research, call opens March 15, deadline April 18. Link to
    • VR - International postdoc Development Research, call opens March 15, deadline April 18. Link to


    • Pufendorf - ASG, deadline May 10. Link to
    • VR - Development Research, Project grant Sustainability and resilience. Call opens April 19, deadline May 23. Link to





    • VR - International postdoc NT, call opens Aug 16, deadline Sept 12. Link to




    In Pivot-RP you can search for research funding opportunities in all scientific fields, from both national and international sources. You can also search for funding to participate in research conferences, and for post-doc funding. And you can sign up for e-mail updates etc. Read more and log in via the LU Finding research funding page:

    Link to


    List of funders 

    List of funders of interest for CEC researchers. For funders with annual calls, the month of the deadline is stated within brackets. Note that many funders, Formas and VR especially, have more calls than just the annual ones.

    Lists of funders are also compiled by LU Research Services.
    Link to Swedish and Nordic Funders on
    Link to International research funders on
    Link to Funders of post-docs and academic conferences on


    Governmental funders: Research councils, Governmental agencies

    Foundations and private sector

    Other organisations with funding opportunities

    Funders with special interest in junior researchers

    (Some may also fund experienced researchers)

    Lund University internal calls

    Under construction

    • BECC. Link to
    • LU Faculty travel and research grants (February, September) Link to
    • LU Faculty of Science grants and scholarships Link to
    • LU Funding for commissioned education
    • LU Funding for equal opportunities initiatives
    • LU Infrastructure (March)
    • LU Oscar II scolarship
    • Pufendorf Theme (January), ASG (May, November). Link to

    Funders aimed at consortiums

    Prizes and Awards


    Sustainability Forum Funding page

    Sustainability Forum has a nice collection of open calls and funding news in the For researchers section:

    Funding opportunities on


    Grants calendar

    The Grants Calendar is presently not updated by CEC staff, so relevant calls may not be included.

    The Grants Calendar lists calls according to the deadline date, and you can easily select the calls according to categories, type of funding or search by free text. To access the Grants Calendar you log in with your Lucat ID. 

    Grants Calendar on



    Research coordinator
    Marianne Hall
    marianne [dot] hall [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se
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