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During the year we have had the pleasure of seeing many of you – in coffee rooms, meeting rooms and auditoriums. Please contact the Grants Office (grantsoffice@liu.se) and we will visit your unit, division or department and tell you all about research funding and what the Grants Office can do for you. The visit will of course be custom made for your needs and wishes.

In this year’s last newsletter, we want to pay attention to the fact that there are still great opportunities for research funding from Horizon 2020, as the commission now has presented the budget for the final three years of the work programme.

The Grants Office is happy to guide you through the application process and to help you to create a competitive proposal. Our office is now expanding – we are currently looking for two (research)coordinators. Find out more below.

And as always, we have compiled a list of current calls, and those interested in a more long-term compilation of calls can find it here.

Do not forget to follow us on Twitter! You can find us at @LiUGrantsOffice

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!




PLENTY of funding still available from horizon 2020

In late October, the European Commission presented the final Work Programme for Horizon 2020, covering the years 2018 - 2020. The total budget is around €30 billion, including €6 billion for the European Research Council and €2.8 billion for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

New features include almost 7 billion for four political focus areas (A low-carbon, climate resilient future; Circular economy; Digitising and transforming European industry and services; and Security union) and a first phase of a European Innovation Council (EIC) which will support innovations in any technology or sector.

There will be an increase in two-stage calls, and a greater focus on better dissemination of results and on open data. A new simplifying approach to cost reimbursement, called Lump-sum, will also be introduced for some projects. A Lump Sum Factsheet is available here.

The total budget for Horizon 2020 is €77 billion, and there is still plenty of funding opportunities left during these final three years. The Grants Office are happy to guide you through the process and to help you to make a competitive application. Always contact Grants Office (grantsoffice@liu.se) if you intend to apply for Horizon 2020 calls.

All available calls within Horizon 2020 can be found at the Funding & Tenders Opportunities Portal. Also, a yearly summary of calls is available at the Grants Office webpage.


Join the grants office team

Do you want to be part of the Grants Office team? We are currently recruiting two (research) coordinators. One is to work primarily with the graduate school of the research programme WASP (Wallenberg AI, Autonomous System and Software program). Find out more and apply here:

The application deadline is 7 January 2019.


Apply for ethical vetting in prisma from 1 january 2019

The regional ethical review boards (de regionala etikprövningsnämnderna) will from 1 January 2019 be replaced by Etikprövningsmyndigheten. In connection to this, all ethical vetting will be handled electronically via the management system Prisma.

To be able to apply for ethical vetting after 1 January 2019, you must have a personal account in Prisma. If you already have an account in Prisma, you will use this account for ethical vetting. Create your personal account here: https://prisma.research.se/Start. The PI is responsible for applying and can invite participating researchers or administrators.

Find out more at https://prisma.research.se, where you can find a user manual and a contact form for technical issues: https://prismasupport.research.se.

More information about Prisma is also available at the Grants Office website: https://insidan.liu.se/forskningsfinansiering/prisma.

For questions on the upcoming application form, please contact the regional ethical review board in Linköping: https://www.epn.se/linkoeping/kontakter/.

Please do not hesitate to contact prisma@liu.se for additional questions about Prisma here at LiU.


open Access support still available

The national subscription agreement with the publisher Elsevier was terminated in June. As a way of supporting the move towards Open Science, Linköping University Library will use the funds saved due to the cancellation of the deal to compensate LiU researchers when publishing in pure Open Access journals. That is, journals where all articles are available to the reader for free.

There is still money left in this fund, and the library call on researchers with articles accepted in open access journals to apply today.

Find out more and apply at the Linköping University Library website:


funding and tenders opportunities portal - new official website for eu-funding

Participant Portal has now been replaced by the new Funding & Tenders Opportunities Portal as the official website for EU-funding. The new portal provides all the functions available under Participant Portal, whilst implementing new features. If you already have an account in Participant Portal, you can use the same credentials for the new portal.  All previous proposals and projects will also be automatically imported to the new portal.


The uk parliament brexit vore postponed

In late November, the UK withdrawal agreement was endorsed by the EU member states in Brussels. However, the agreement must also be accepted by the British Parliament. Only then will we know if the United Kingdom will leave the EU with or without a deal. The vote was due for today, but earlier this week Prime Minister Theresa May announced that it will be postponed. It is still unclear if and when the Parliament vote will take place. Many believe that May now hopes that this will lead to new negotiations with the EU, as the criticism towards the endorsed agreement has been extensive – both within the opposition as well as within the Conservative Party. In fact, yesterday the Conservatives announced that they will have no-confidence vote agains the Prime Minister later today.

Here is a couple of links to more information regarding how Brexit may affect the scientific community:


No impact factor in many mirror journals

As a reaction to an increased demand for open access, publishers have now introduced something called mirror journals. These are open access versions of subscription-based journals, but often without the same impact factor as the original. Mirror journals from Elsevier is called "X", i.e. "Research Policy" becomes "Research Policy X". Today, mirror journals from Elsevier does not have a Journal Impact Factor or CiteScore yet, as described at the Elsevier webpage.


Information days and matchmaking event

The Swedish Research Council, Vinnova, Enterprise Europe Network, Innovate UK, and the Knowledge Transfer Network will arrange a partnering event in Stockholm 10th of January. The focus will be on fostering UK-Sweden collaborations within the SC1-BHC-07-2019: Regenerative Medicine call, which closes in April next year.
Registration and more information
Read more about the call here

A networking event for finding potential partners for the upcoming calls within the fields of Electronic Components and Systems will be arranged in Brussels 15-16 January.
Registration and more information

Europe’s premier forum for experts in e.g. programming models and compilers, HiPEAC, will take place in Valencia 21-32 January
Registration and more information

The Swedish and Finish innovation agencies Vinnova and Business Finland organise a project planning workshop within ICT and digitalization in Kista 5 February.
Registration and more information

The European Robotics Forum (ERF2019) for European robotics top experts will take place in Bucharest 20-22 March. The forum will host workshops as well as a major exhibition where Horizon 2020 funded research projects will be showcased.
Registration and more information


internal procedures and timeframe for applications to the erc

Planning on applying for an ERC grant? Have a look at the procedures and timeframe for applications:


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 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: 2019-11-18