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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

This list contains a selection of open calls that has come to our knowledge. There may be additional opportunities from the funders listed below this section.

  • KVA - travel scholorships for geographers, deadline Aug 31
    Link to (in Swedish)
  • SSF Strategic mobility (move beween sectors) deadline Sept 6
    Link to
  • KSLA - several open calls with deadline Sept 15
    Link to (in Swedish)
  • Lund University Strategic Research Areas call for funding: Seed funding for emerging research topics. Target group PI:s in the SRA:s. Contact your SRA for information. Deadline September 15.
  • Fysiografen research grants and travel grants mainly for PhD-students and young researchers. Deadline Sept 26
    Link to
  • Lantmännen annual open call, this year focus areas: Agriculture & Machinery, Food & Health, Bioenergy & Green materials. Call open September 1-30.
    Link to
  • STINT - several calls (initialisation, teaching sabbatical, mobility grants), Deadline in September.
    Link to
  • Swedish EPA Research Program: Sustainable climate mitigation and climate adaptation. Deadline October 17.
    Link to
  • VR Grant for centre of excellence. Call open September 7 until November 8. Information meeting on September 20.
    Link to
  • Biodiversa+ upcoming call: Improved transnational monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystem change for science and society. Call launch Sept 8, closing of Step 1 mid-november, information meeting Sept 20.
    Link to
  • Lund University initiative for excellence - Interdisciplinary projects focusing on Agenda 2030 and sustainable development. Deadline November 25
    Link to
  • FORMAS has several open calls this fall
    Link to
    • Sustainable Development Goals Collaborative Funding Call. Deadline Aug 25
    • International network grant for the SDG:s. Deadline Aug 25
    • Sustainable and resilient food systems in uncertain times. Deadline Sept 1
    • Smart Built Environment. Deadline Oct 4
    • Mobility grant for early career researchers. Call open Sept 15 - Oct 22
    • Communication call 2022. Call open Sept 7 - Oct 26
    • Water4All JTC 2022: Management of water resources. Call open Sept 1 - Oct 31
    • European partnership for research and innovation for sustainable urban transitions. Call open Sept 21 - Nov 21
  • KVA Scholorships for biosciences, call open Oct 15 - January 15
    Link to




List of funders 

Under construction

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 (in swedish)
Link to International research funders on
Link to Funders of post-docs and academic conferences on


Governmental funders: Research councils, Governmental agencies etc.

Foundations and private sector

Other organisations with funding opportunities


Funders of special interest for junior researchers

  • Craaford (February) Link to
  • Fysiografen (September) Link to
  • Humbolt Scholarships for Post-Doctoral Training on Sustainable Development in Germany (all areas)
  • IIASA Postdoc Peter E De Janous
  • IIASA YSSP - for PhD-students
  • Ragnar Sellbergs foundation
  • Ragnar Söderbergs stiftelse Link to (in Swedish)
  • Stiftelsen Lamm
  • Åforsk
  • Handelsrådet (Stipend)
  • National geographic (Stipend)

Lund University internal calls

  • BECC
  • LU Funding for commissioned education
  • LU Funding for equal opportunities initiatives
  • LU Infrastructure
  • LU Oscar II scolorship
  • Pufendorf ASG
  • Pufendorf Theme

Funders aimed at consortiums

  • Belmont Forum
  • Biodiversa +
  • JPI climate
  • JPI facce
  • JPI oceans
  • JPI Urban Europé
  • LIFE +
  • Mistra
  • Nordforsk
  • Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Novo Nordisk Fonden

Horizon Europe

  • Work programmes Cluster 5
  • Work programmes Cluster 6
  • MSCA
  • ERC
  • Erasmus+


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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