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Support available to researchers preparing applications within Horizon Europe

Applying for funding from EU and Horizon Europe can be a somewhat overwhelming task. This page provides an overview of support available for researchers connected to CEC, CEC Fellows, BECC, MERGE and/or LU Land during the planning and application phase.

General information

Anyone planning to place an EU-project at CEC should promptly contact Research Coordinator Marianne Hall. See further instructions on the CEC staff pages, "Applying for funding" in the left margin.

Lund University internal rules for participation in Horizon Europe (HEU) are available from the LU staff pages:

Internal support for EU applications - staff.lu.se

Support available from Research Services

Support from Research Services (Forskningsservice) is given at all stages of the application. Always contact Research Services when you start considering an application within HEU.

If you are coordinating a collaborative project, you will become eligible for internal funding. Grants are paid out in two forms, planning grants and coordination grants. Find more information in the links below (subject to changes).

An overview of available support for EU applications in general can be found on Lund university website under staff pages:

Internal support for EU applications - staff.lu.se 

An overview of available support for Horizon Europe applications specifically can be found on the blog of Research Services:

HEU applications specifically - fs.blogg.lu.se

If you want to be kept up to date on the latest news regarding the HEU clusters, take a look here and sign up for your preferred news e-mail:

Cluster news mailing lists - fs.blogg.lu.se

An overview of staff at Research Services and who to contact can also be found on the blog of Research Services:

Person to contact at Research Services - fs.blogg.lu.se

Support from CEC, available for researchers at CEC and CEC Fellows

Support when writing research applications can be obtained via CEC research initiation. This includes:

  • In-kind-support regarding stakeholder contacts and management, communication plans, etc.
  • Financial support of up to SEK 20.000 for running costs, SEK 10.000 for consultants, 1 monthly salary for someone writing or coordinating the applications. NOTE however, that CEC will not top up support given by Research Services. Support from CEC is only given for costs not already covered.

Further information will be found on the CEC webpage under "Support to research applications".

Support to research applications

Support from BECC, available for researchers connected to BECC

  • Presently, BECC has no explicit mechanisms for support to coordination or participation in HEU applications.
  • For long-term research development, BECC Action Groups is the preferred instrument.
  • If support for travel costs to project meetings is not already covered by institutions, BECC may develop a mechanism for support, if needed.
  • Support regarding stakeholder contacts and management is coordinated by Research Coordinator Juliana Dänhardt.
  • BECC can also provide support for arranging mentorship.

Support from MERGE, available for researchers connected to MERGE

  • Support is presently provided in collaboration with CEC, BECC and LU Land
  • For long-term research development, MERGE Short projects is the preferred instrument.
  • If support for travel costs to project meetings is not already covered by institutions, MERGE may develop a mechanism for support, if needed.

Support from LU Land, available for researchers connected to LU Land

  • LU Land continues to work with HEU applications by reviewing and identifying relevant calls for 2022 and, based on this, will initiate/inspire/encourage suitable applications.
  • Support regarding stakeholder contacts and management is coordinated by Research Coordinator Juliana Dänhardt.

Other available support

LU Sustainability Forum 

  • Supports initiation of larger, cross-faculty applications
  • Find networks, stakeholders and researchers from all faculties
  • Find calls and links to ongoing initiatives
  • Gives an SFO-SDG workshop series with 3 themes: policy, writing applications (impact), and future oriented methodologies

LU Sustainability Forum website - Sustainability.lu.se

Climate-KIC / Innovation support

  • Find networks around innovation issues
  • Discuss innovation aspects with Olof Blomqvist (and Lina Röjnert presently on leave)

Climate-KIC website - climate-kic.lu.se

LU Innovation

LU Innovation can provide advice on impact parts in the application and on questions regarding intellectual property rights. See further on the LU Innovation web page.

LU Innovation website - innovation.lu.se

Research funders

Research funders such as Vinnova and Formas sometimes have calls for planning grants

Contact

CEC, CEC Fellows
Research Coordinator
Marianne Hall

Marianne [dot] hall [at] cecl [dot] u [dot] se

BECC
Research Coordinator
Josefin Madjidian

Josefin [dot] madjidian [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

MERGE
Research Coordinator
Lina Nikoleris

Lina [dot] Nikoleris [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

LU Land
Research Coordinator
Juliana Dänhardt

Juliana [dot] danhardt [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se