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Grants Office Tour 2017, 19/1 at Campus US

Looking for research funding? Take the chance to meet Grants Office at Campus US on the 19th of January. Join us for a fika and learn more about:

• Horizon 2020: Forthcoming calls and priorities within health, Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and ERC
• Research Professional: Create an account and get relevant calls directly to your inbox
• Support functions: Budget, Agreements, Legal issues, Project management
• Inside Impact - FAQ Impact, in collaboration with LiU Innovation
• Learn from granted projects

Sandwiches and coffee will be served.

Time and place:
January 19th, 9-11 Drop in
Rönnen, Entrance 64, Campus US

Elina Hjertström


Join a grants office network group!

Are you interested in receiving information about upcoming calls and seminars within your research field?

Starting 2017, you have the possibility to join a Grants Office Network group, where we select relevant news, calls and events based on your research field. Members in a network group will receive a collection of relevant calls from Swedish and international funders, including Horizon 2020, which are available for researchers at Swedish universities. We will use the funding database Research Professional which makes it possible for you to specify the search further. The network members will also get information about seminars and other events, within the research field, arranged by Grants Office and funders.

Initially network groups within the following research fields will be created:

Public Health
Clinical Medicine

Interested? Send us an email (grantsoffice@liu.se) and specify which network group you are interested in joining. Please let us know if you would like us to create a network group within a research field which is not on the list above.



From 2017 Prisma will be used for scientific and economic reporting to the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), Formas and Forte. The old systems (as for example Forte Direct) will still be used for some reporting tasks, please find out more here:

  • vr.se/aterrapportering
  • http://www.formas.se/en/Financing/Reporting/
  • http://forte.se/en/funding/how-it-works/ongoing-grants/

Instructions on reporting for researchers and financial staff are available here:


Researcher at Tema receives erc cog

In November one more LiU researcher was awarded an ERC-grant. ERC, or the European Research Council, supports excellent and bottom-up frontier research within all scientific areas. David Bastviken at TEMA has now been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant. This funding scheme supports established and successful talents with 7-12 years of experience since completion of PhD. David Bastviken’s project METLAKE aims to improve our ability to quantify and predict lake CH4 emissions. Congratulations David!

  • A list of all granted projects within Horizon 2020 at LiU is available here

The next ERC Consolidator Grant call closes on February 9th 2017. Find out more on https://erc.europa.eu/. Contact Bohdan Sklepkovych (bohdan.olaf.sklepkovych@liu.se), the ERC expert at Grants Office, in good time if you intends to apply.


Projects funded by clean sky 2 - horizon 2020 at Liu

Clean Sky is the European largest ever aeronautics research programme that aims at developing innovative technologies to reduce CO2, gas emissions and noise levels produced by aircrafts. It is a Joint Undertaking of the European Commission and the European aeronautics industry funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The new Clean Sky 2 programme runs between 2014-2020 and represents a total budget of €4 billion over 7 years.

The Department of Management and Engineering (IEI) has been granted two coordinator projects from Clean Sky 2, DevTMF and AddMan. DevTMF was launched on 1st February 2016 while AddMan’s starts on 1st January 2017.

The DevTMF project seeks to characterise thermo-mechanical fatigue (TMF) behaviour of superalloys to allow for more accurate prediction of design lives of present and future gas turbine components and will run for 4 years.

The AddMan project focuses on innovative re-design and validation of an airframe component formed by additive manufacturing for weight and cost reduction and runs for 3 years. Both projects are coordinated by Division of Engineering Materials.

For more information about Clean Sky 2 please visit www.cleansky.eu/calls-for-proposals, and/or contact the Grants Office Clean Sky 2 expert Svjetlana Stekovic (svjetlana.stekovic@liu.se, +46 13 28 69 55).


Communication in h2020

Communication and dissemination has become more important to the EU-commission and is something researchers has to relate to when applying to Horizon 2020, as well as during a research project financed by H2020. As mentioned in the Model Grant Agreement each beneficiary must disseminate its results and also promote the action and its results by providing targeted information to multiple audiences including the media and the public, but also towards stakeholders, as for example the industry, commercial actors and other researchers.

Applications to Horizon 2020 must include a specific work package for communication, or include communication activities in another work package. The communication plan must be comprehensive and define clear objectives adapted to various relevant target audiences and set out a concrete plan for communication activities throughout the duration of the project.

We have collected information about regulations and advice on communication and dissemination in Horizon 2020 at our webpage:
Communication in H2020

Read the Model Grant Agreement for detailed information about regulations. The Commission has written a guide for communication in Horizon 2020:
Annotated Model Grant Agreement
Communication EU research and innovation: guidance for project participants


no new year for the liu database for scholarshps

In May, Systemägarstyrelsen (the System Ownership Board) at LiU decided to close down the LiU database for scholarships by the end of the year. The database is a compilation of current Swedish scholarships and has been available via the Grants Office web. The majority of the scholarships in the LiU database can be found in the funding database Research Professional, which is available to all employees at LiU. It contains a great number of Swedish scholarship beyond those found in the LiU database. We will compile a list over foundations that are relevant to researchers at LiU as well as over LiU scholarships at Grants Office webpage.

The government's research policy bill

In late November the Swedish government presented their research policy bill. Read the article in LiU News on how this can affect the research taking place at LiU: http://liu.se/liu-nytt/arkiv/nyhetsarkiv/1.705626/1.706085?l=en. Our vice-chancellor Helene Dannetun has written a comment on the new research policy bill which can be found here: http://liu.se/insidan/liu-ledare/ledare-arkiv/1.706302?l=sv (available in Swedish only).


call for proposals

We have complied a list of open calls from some of the major swedish funders and the EU-commission (see below). All available calls from Horizon 2020 can be found in Participant Portal. Research Professional is another good source with research funding opportunites.



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Last updated: 2019-10-14