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Grants for preparing research applications

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The Centre for European Studies at Lund University (CFE) announces the availability of grants for preparing research applications. This funding opportunity is divided into two calls (spring and autumn). The grant is to be used during the spring and/or autumn semester 2024.

The application must have a clear connection to European matters. It should be based on a perspective (historical or current) that relates to contemporary conditions in Europe. The project should address issues of broader European interest rather than issues relevant only to a single European country. The grant may be used for various types of research applications, including applications for Horizon Europe and the Lund University Agenda 2030 and sustainability project, as long as the applications have a clear European connection. 

Priority is given to collaborative projects where the European research is multidisciplinary and involves several faculties. The grant can be used either for the applicant’s own work or for the employment of an assistant.

Only researchers employed by Lund University can apply for the grant.

The application should include the following:

  • Information regarding the applicant’s employment and a written confirmation from the head of department that the application is supported by the department and that it is able to host the project.
  • A project description (research question, structure and general approach – maximum three pages), a list of international and/or national partners and a preliminary time schedule.
  • A short CV for the applicant (maximum 2 pages) and information about co-applicants.
  • Requested amount of funding. CFE normally funds maximum one month’s salary for one researcher.

The application should be sent through this form. The application deadline is November 10, 2023.

The applications will be examined by the CFE board at the end of November 2023. The decision will be announced shortly after that.

Grant recipients are expected to follow the principles of accounting that have been decided by the CFE board. More information about this will be sent to successful applicants. 

For more information please contact the Director of CFE, Jörgen Hettne (jorgen [dot] hettne [at] har [dot] lu [dot] se).