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Christmas is almost here. 2019 has been an eventful year, not least because of Brexit. After last week's general election in the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won a majority in the British Parliament. This means that the withdrawal agreement most likely will be passed by the British Parliament, and that the UK will leave the EU with a deal on 31 January 2020. During the so-called transitional period (31 January 2020 – 31 December 2020), the negotiations between the UK and the EU will continue, and the UK will continue to follow the EU’s rules. The Grants Office will keep following the developments, and especially how Brexit ultimately will affect European research funding.

At Grants Office, we are constantly monitoring research policy news from Brussels, as well as on a national level. Follow us on Twitter (@LiUGrantsOffice) for a daily update on research policy news, interesting upcoming calls and grant decisions etc. Grants Office has recently been following the development of the upcoming European framework programme Horizon Europe closely. As mentioned earlier, we have invited one of the most well-known experts in the field of research funding to LiU. In February, Dr. Seán McCarthy will give a comprehensive introduction to the new European framework programme. The workshop is free of charge and open to anyone interested in European research funding. Find out more below. There is however still one year with substantial budget left of the current framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon 2020. A summary of all the remaining calls can be found in our annual summary, which is available on our website. Make sure to always contact grantsoffice@liu.se if you are applying for European funding.

In the new year, we will be offering seminars about the calls from the Swedish Research Council. More information is available further down in this newsletter.

We will continue with our concept Grants Office in your coffee room, where we visit local coffee rooms. For a few hours we are on-site ready to answer big and small questions about research funding. Do not hesitate to contact us if your department or division are interested in a visit!

Anna Brunzell, who is the program coordinator for the national competence center Biogas Research Center (BRC) at IEI, will be on parental leave during the coming year. Angela Sanseverino will substitute as program coordinator while Anna is away. Angela is a Senior Coordinator at the International Affairs and Collaborations Division, where she, among other things, coordinates strategic cooperation with Brazil.

Finally, we at the Grants Office would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

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CONTENT

  • Central decision on co-financing
  • Getting Ready for Horizon Europe
  • Prepare for the Swedish Research Council´s call with Grants Office
  • They have been appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows
  • Internal processes and timeframe for nominations for MMW and MAW
  • Take your research career to the next level with Euraxesss

 

Central decision on co-financing

Externally funded research projects often require some form of co-financing. For this reason, LiU has now decided on central co-financing for:

  • External research funding with a nomination procedure
  • External research funding of strategic importance for LiU
  • Larger projects with direct co-financing requirements

A list of the funders and funding schemes included can be found in the formal decision document:

To receive co-financing, an application or notification concerning co-financing must be submitted at least four weeks before the research application deadline. More information about co-financing can be found via the link above.

 

Getting Ready for Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe, the next European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, will be launched in 2021.

On the 5th of February 2020 Grants Office invites all LiU employees interested in European research funding, to the workshop Getting Ready for Horizon Europe at Linköping University.

The workshop will be given by Dr. Seán McCarthy from Hyperion Ltd., who has an extensive experience in helping organisations designing and implementing their European research strategies.

An overview of the proposed structure of Horizon Europe will be presented, focusing on what is new in relation to Horizon 2020. The workshop also covers the formal processes for preparing the next framework programme and the political, economic, social and technical issues that will influence its content.

Dr. McCarthy has been active in the European Framework programmes since 1980. He has been involved in over 150 research proposals to the Framework programmes and has participated in over 60 Framework projects. In 16 of these projects he was the coordinator. Today he does not participate in the Framework Programmes but concentrates on designing and delivering training courses for organisations who participate in the programmes, for example LiU.

Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to listen to one of the most well-known experts in the field of research funding.

Registration will open at the Grants Office website (www.liu.se/go) after the new year.


What: Workshop - Getting Ready for Horizon Europe
When: Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 09.00-12.30
Where: Ada Lovelace, B-house, Campus Valla

The workshop is free of charge.

 

Prepare for the Swedish Research Council´s calls with Grants Office

This spring, the Grants Office will arrange seminars with useful information and advice for those applying for grants from the Swedish Research Council. The seminars will be led by research coordinators Agneta Jansson and Josefin Fernius. Kirstin Kahl, financial officer at Grants Office, and Tove Kvarnström, supervisor for Prisma at LiU, will also be present.

If you have any specific queries, please send these to grantsoffice@liu.se beforehand.

Friday 7 February 13.00-15.30 at Campus US
Thursday 5 March 8.30-11.00 at Campus Valla
Friday 6 March 10.00-12.30 at Campus Norrköping

Registration and more information will be available at the Grants Office website next year.

 

They have been appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation have presented the Wallenberg Academy Fellows of 2019 – and we are proud that three of these are at LiU.

Emil Björnson
The Division of Communication Systems at ISY
Will develop algorithms for the connected society

Magnus Jonsson
The Laboratory of Organic Electronics at ITN
Nano-antennas that capture light bring new opportunities

Marcin Szczot
How do the gut’s nerve cells function?
Currently at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA
Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience (CSAN) at IKE

 

Wallenberg Academy Fellows (WAF) is the largest private funding initiative for young researchers in Sweden. It is a long-term program established by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) in close collaboration with the royal academies and 16 Swedish universities. According to the Foundation’s rules, KAW expects internal prioritization processes which select the most promising research projects. More information about the procedures for the internal nomination at LiU can be found on our website:

 

Internal processes and timeframe for nominations for MMW and MAW

The internal processes and timeframe for nominations for next year´s call from Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (MMW) and Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (MAW) are now available at the Grants Office website.

These foundations expect internal prioritization processes where the Vice-Chancellor, along with the Advisory Board selects the most promising research projects.

Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (MMW): Project grant including WASP-HS
The Foundation mainly funds research projects of high scientific potential related to the social sciences. As a complement to this initiative the Foundation is, in the 2020 call for project grants, interested to receive applications within the field of human and social consequences and challenges of AI and autonomous systems. A pre-application shall be sent to josefin.fernius@liu.se on 7 January 2020 at the latest, for evaluation by the Vice-Chancellor and Advisory Board. Nominated researchers shall submit a final proposal to MMW before the deadline, 1 April 2020.

Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (MAW): Project grant 2020
The Foundation mainly supports research projects with high scientific potential within the areas of humanities and learning. Priority projects include new research areas and research of a cross-border nature, preferably with a focus on IT and digital media. A pre-application shall be sent to josefin.fernius@liu.se on 7 January 2020 at the latest, for evaluation by the Vice-Chancellor and Advisory Board. Nominated researchers shall submit a final proposal to MAW ahead of deadline, 1 April 2020.


In general, applications to the Wallenberg Foundations requires internal prioritizing processes. More information can be found here:

 

Take your research career to the next level with Euraxess

Euraxess is a European network under the European Commission which provides support in researcher mobility and career development, and information about jobs and funding opportunities in Europe. Information and tools for this, and much more, are available, free of charge, through the Internet-based Euraxess portal. For example, the portal has an interactive tool for career planning, as well as practical information about what it is like to live and work in different countries. If you have any questions about Euraxess, please contact Therese Lindkvist (therese.lindkvist@liu.se) at International Staff Support at LiU International Office, who is the contact person for Euraxess at LiU.

 

Call for proposals

We have complied two lists of open calls from some of the major swedish funders and the EU-commission - an extensive document for 2019-2020 and a more detailed one for more imminent calls.

All available calls from Horizon 2020 can be found in Funding & Tenders Opportunites Portal. Research Professional is another good source with research funding opportunities.


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Last updated: 2020-01-28