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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

  • The KAW Project 2024 is now open, with internal management rules and a first deadline (LoI) Sept 18, 09:00. More info in the September drop list
  • GOOGLE.ORG Impact Challenge: Tech for social good is accepting applications on a rolling basis until Nov 2023. You can receive up to 3MEUR and 6 months of pro-bono support from a team of google team. Link to
  • Biodiversa+ announces the launch of two flagship programmes. Link to
    • Better knowledge to develop, deploy and assess Nature-based Solutions
    • Supporting societal transformation for the sustainable use and management of biodiversity
  • Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists – celebrating excellent young researchers. The winners will have their essays published by Science, win up to USD 30,000 and be invited to Sweden for a unique week of events in honor of science. Deadline: 15 July, Link to Topics: 
    • Cell and Molecular Biology
    • Ecology and Environment
    • Geonomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology
    • Molecular Medicine



  • Region Skånes Miljövårdsfond. Deadline May 2. Link to
  • KSLA Svenska Lantbruksveckans fond - innovative communication projects. Deadline May 3. Link to (in Swedish)
  • KSLA Svenska Lantbruksveckans fond - innovative green projects. Deadline May 5. Link to (in Swedish)
  • Nordic Co-operation - Nordic Council Environmental Prize, Theme: Sustainable production and consumption of textiles. Deadline (nomination) 9 May. -
  • Pufendorf - ASG, deadline May 10. Link to
  • RJ Flexit 2023 - research collaboration at companies and other organizations, deadline 11 May. Link to
  • Swedish Space Agency - Space- and earth observation 2023 - R. Deadline May 17. Link to
  • Formas - In the belly, not the trash, reduce food waste. Call open March 22 - May 18. Link to
  • VR - Development Research, Project grant Sustainability and resilience. Call opens April 19, deadline May 23. Information meeting April 24 at 10.00-11.00 Link to
  • Formas - urgent call 2023. Deadline May 24. Link to
  • LU - Sustainability fund call. Information meeting May 10. Deadline May 29. Link to
  • Formas - Blue innovation, Implementation projects. Deadline May 30. Link to
  • Formas - From research to implementation for a sustainable society 2023. Call open Mar 23 - May 31. Link to
  • Vinnova - Springboard for smart policy development 2023. Deadline May 31. Link to

  • Oscar och Lili Lamm - Research grants, Doctoral student positions. Theme for 2023: soil conservation, water conservation. Deadline June 01. Link to
  • Formas - Genomförande av policylabb klimatanpassning. Deadline June 01. Link to
  • BECC - Calls for research projects and postdoc projects for BECC PIs. Deadline June 2. Link to
  • SSH Centre: Strengthening European energy/mobility/climate policy: Governance recommendations from innovative interdisciplinary collaborations. Deadline June 5. Link to
  • InfraVis - Visualization support to strengthen your research project. Deadline 6 June. Link to
  • Nordic Co-operation - Open call for project funding 2024 for the Nordic Working Group for Biodiversity. Deadline June 9. Link to
  • Nordic Co-operation - Open call for project funding 2024 for the Nordic Working Group for Chemicals, Environment, and Health (NKE). Deadline 9 June. Link to
  • Stint - Inititation grants. Can be submitted continously. Deadlines April 3 and June 12. Link to
  • Stiftelsen Lantbruksforskning - Öppna utlysningen 2023. Deadline (steg1) 13 June. Link to
  • Stiftelsen Lantbruksforskning - 4 industridoktorander. Deadline June 22. Link to
  • BECC & MERGE - joint short project. Deadline June 25. Link to

  • SSH Centre: Knowledge brokerage programme for Early to Mid Career Researchers in Social Sciences and Humanities - on themes of climate, energy or mobility. Deadline 3 July. Link to
  • Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists – celebrating excellent young researchers. Deadline: 15 July. Link to

  • Fysiografen - travel grant for junior researchers, deadline Aug 28, for travel in the period 20/9-31/3. Link to
  • Vinnova - Preparation project for international proposal in fields of health, industry and mobility, deadline 31 Aug. Link to Vinnova
  • Forte - Visiting researcher. Deadline: 31 August. Link to

  • Fysiografen - travel grant for junior researchers, deadline Oct 30, for travel in the period 20/11-31/3. Link to

  • Pufendorf - ASG, deadline November 10. Link to
  • SI Baltic Sea Neighbourhood Programme - Cooperation projects. Deadline: Late fall 2023. Link to

Guest professorships relevant for Environmental Sciences and related disciplines


Yearly calls (deadline for internal handling at the university in December the previous year). Expected to spend a full academic year (9 months) at the host institution. The funding from KSLA is maximum SEK 1.3 million per visiting professorship. The total visit may be spread over a maximum of two years, if so agreed with KSLA. During the time in Sweden, the professor and the host department are expected to arrange a public seminar to highlight their research and its societal impact.

Source and further reading: Link to

Yearly calls (to the heads of the universities; deadline for internal handling at the university in May). The guest professorship covers an entire academic year, i.e. approx. 9 months. However, the professorship can for special reasons available is used over a maximum of three semesters. Holders of the visiting professorship can, if deemed necessary expediently, divide their time between several universities. One of these must, however, be administrative and financially responsible. The foundation King Carl XVI Gustaf's 50-year fund grants a one-off grant of a maximum SEK 1.5 million as contribution to costs for the visiting professor's salary, accommodation and travel as well as family trips. Other costs such as management fees etc. must be paid for by the host university.

Source and further reading: Link to

The purpose of the Swedish Research Council’s grant for visiting professors is to give higher education institutions the opportunity to develop a subject area by recruiting an internationally prominent professor during a limited period. Please note that, as a transition measure, one grant for a visiting professorship starting in 2023, and one grant for a visiting professorship starting in 2024, will be awarded under this call. In future calls, calls for the visiting professorship will be issued with two years’ notice (the call in early 2023 will relate to a starting date in 2025, and the call in early 2024 to a starting date in 2026, and so on). Grant period: 6-12 months; Grant amount: Maximum 1 900 000 SEK for the professorship and maximum 500 000 SEK for funding of a junior researcher linked to the professorship.

Source and further reading: Link to

List of funders:

(Some may also fund experienced researchers)

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

  • KSLA - several prices and awards. Deadline for nominations April 15 each yaer. Link to
  • Cefic-LRI Innovative Science Award (no award to be granted in 2022). Link to
  • The L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Sweden Prize with support of The Young Academy of Sweden (September). Link to
  • The KTH Great Prize (proposals can be submitted on an ongoing basis). 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:

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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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