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In this newsletter we highlight the research projects that have received funding within the Horizon 2020 framework programme since last summer – and the list is long. The university has received large grants from other funders as well. Here are some examples:

Are you in the beginning of your academic career and looking for research funding? Do not miss our new section on early career funding at the Grants Office webpage. There you will find, for example, a list of grants eligible for early career researchers, including scholarships, travel grants and research grants. Filter by discipline, year after PhD, or funder etc.

And as usual, regarding Brexit, the situation remains unclear. It appears likely that UK will the EU on October 31, with or without a deal. Have a look at the EU Commission´s Brexit ´no-deal´ preparedness info here.



  • Granted projects within Horizon 2020
  • Have your say on the next Framwork Programme
  • Welcome Theresa!
  • Ongoing EU Audit
  • Grants Office in your coffee room: drop-in research funding support
  • The Swedish Ethical Review Authority is leaving Prisma
  • New website feature! Early Career Funding
  • Calls for proposals


granted projets within horizon 2020

The European Commission has granted funding for several research projects at LiU.

You might have heard about the ERC Starting Grant awarded to Sara Liin, Research Fellow at IKE. The total amount of the grant is 1,5 million euro, and she will study disturbances in heart rhythm.

Jenny Hagenblad, Associate Professor at IFM, is part of another granted ERC Starting Grant. LiU is a so-called Second Beneficiary in the project at Universidad de Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, studying the human colonisation of the Canary Islands.

Find out more about the different funding schemes available from ERC at https://erc.europa.eu/. Always contact grantsoffice@liu.se in good time if you are interested in applying.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) is a research fellowship programme that supports researcher mobility between countries and sectors. In the beginning of the summer, one proposal at LiU, a so-called Innovative Training Network (MSCA ITN) was granted funding. The objective for the project Comm4CHILD is to optimise the communicative skills and social inclusion of children with hearing impairment. LiU is one of eight partners, and the project is coordinated from Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. Professor Björn Lyxell at IBL is the researcher responsible at LiU.

MSCA ITN is open for applications until the 14th of January next year. Please contact grantsoffice@liu.se if applying. Also, register for the webinar on MSCA ITN arranged by Net4mobility+ on the 6th of November.

QuanTELCO, a project studying Quantum communication has been granted funding within the FET open (Future and Emerging Technologies) scheme. Professor Tien Son Nguyen at IFM is the researcher responsible for the project at LiU, which is coordinated from Universitat Wien.

The EU Commission also grants funding for research infrastructures. The project EOSC-Nordic aims to coordinate open science initiatives in the Nordic and Baltic countries. LiU is so-called Linked Third Party via the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) at Uppsala University. Responsible at LiU is Hamish Struthers, expert at National Supercomputer Centre (NSC).

Three projects have been granted funding within the Societal Challenges Work Programme Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing. The projects are run by a consortium of partners, led by a coordinator. LiU is partner in all three granted projects.
AFFECT-EU will develop a screening algorithm for early atrial fibrillation detection. Professor Lars-Åke Levin at IMH is the responsible researcher at LiU.
DocTIS is a project on combinatorial therapies for Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases. At LiU, the project is led by Professor Mikael Benson at IKE.
PlatformUptake.eu aims to observe and create synergies among open service platforms used within the field of active and heathy ageing. Christina Samuelsson, Associate Professor at IKE, is the researcher responsible for the project at LiU.

There are several open and upcoming calls within Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing, as well as within the other parts of the Societal Challenges pillar of Horizon 2020. Get an overview of them all in the Grants Office Excel spreadsheet, and find out more at the EU Commission website.

Always contact Grants Office (grantsoffice@liu.se) if you are applying for Horizon 2020 calls. We can help you make the best out of your application and guide you through the process.


have your say on the next framework programme

At the end of next year, the EU framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon 2020 will come to an end. The European Commission has opened a public online consultation on the future orientation of the next framework programme, Horizon Europe. Share your views on the programme – from the organisation of calls, proposal submission and evaluation up to efficient reporting and exploitation of results until the 4th of October.


welcome theresa!

Coordinator Theresa Apelqvist has been at Grants Office for a few weeks now. She works mainly towards the Division of Environmental Technology at The Department of Management and Engineering (IEI). She is the program coordinator for Mistra REES, a research program focusing on circular economy. In her role as program coordinator, she arranges meetings and conferences, compiles reports and much more. Theresa has a Master of Science in Chemistry from Lund University, and has worked in the field of pharmaceuticals for twenty years. At the company Karo Bio AB (later Karo Pharma AB) she initially worked as a medicinal chemist, but later shifted more towards project management, patents, business development and marketing. During many years she oversaw the company´s IP-portfolio.

When not at work, you are likely to find Theresa in the gym lifting heavy weights. She also spends a lot of time at her weekend cottage.


ongoing eu audit

The Commission occasionally selects projects for a European Commission audit. During the autumn, three EU-funded projects at LiU will be audited, and Grants Office will assist during the process. The selected projects are located at three different departments at the university.


grants office in your coffee room: drop-in research funding support

It is exactly what it sounds like. Grants Office visits your coffee room, ready to answer your questions on research funding. Drop by if you are curious about external research funding, or in need of practical support. Is your department or division interested? Please contact us at grantsoffice@liu.se. For example, we will visit the Department of Management and Engineering (IEI) in November. We will be in the coffee room Oasen on the 7th of November, and two weeks later in Dans Corner.


the swedish ethical review authority is leaving prisma

The Swedish Ethical Review Authority (Etikprövningsmyndigheten) is leaving Prisma. The last day to submit an ethical approval application in Prisma is this Friday, 27th of September. No applications may be submitted between 28th of September to 6th of October. From 7th of October, use the forms provided at the Swedish Ethical Review Authority webpage.


New website feature! Early Career Funding

Find useful resources for early stage researchers looking for funding on our brand-new section at the Grants Office website. On the page you will find useful links and resources. For example, a filterable list of grants eligible for early career academics, including scholarships, travel grants and research grants. Filter by example discipline, year after PhD, or your actual age, etc.


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: 2019-10-11