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Welcome to Grants and Program Offices

The research funding and coordination team at Grants and Program Offices serves to proactively support LiU and its researchers in gaining access to competitive research funding opportunities, and in coordinating extensive research projects and programmes. We act as a link between LiU and external funding organisations and research councils, with a special focus related to larger national and EU Framework Programmes.

Our aim, extending through the project lifecycle, is to:

  • identify, match, and disseminate funding opportunities,
  • support the preparation and development of applications,
  • provide support in budgeting and financial reporting,
  • clarify requirements from funders and LiU,
  • and coordinate larger research projects and programmes.

Please feel free to contact us at gpo@liu.se.

News & Calls

Launch of Horizon Europe at Linköping University

GPO organize a series of webinars on the European Union’s 9th Framework Programme for funding research and innovation, Horizon Europe, May 3-7. More information and registration here!

SSF will support Swedish researchers in the work of applying for funding within Horizon Europe

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) allocates 10 MSEK for researchers with ongoing or completed SSF projects in the work of applying for EU grants within Horizon Europe.

Three new projects granted H2020 funding

BIGPICTURE, MECHANiCM and SAMURAI are research projects at LiU recently granted funding by the European framworke programme Horizon 2020.

What do WASP, TAILOR, ELLIIT, BRC, AddMan, MistraREES and HyPhOE have in common?

They all get coordination support from us. What does this mean? Read about these research programs and projects and learn more GPO’s coordination support.

Horizon Europe launched!

An update about Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation framework programme running from 2021-2027

Grants Office awarded with Junior Faculty Prize 2020!

GPO organize webinar on calls and news from the Swedish Research Council (VR) for 2021

On February 4 at 12:15-12:45 we will share information taken directly from the Swedish Research Council's information meeting for 2021 for staff within research support. Read more and sign up.

Report on strategy proposal for Horizon Europe

Read the proposal developed by the Swedish Research Council, Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency, Formas, the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, and the Swedish National Space Agency on behalf of the Swedish government.

Three researchers from LiU awarded with the Swedish Research Council's consolidator grant

We want to congratulate the three researchers who were granted 12 MSEK each!

GPO’s research coordinators prepare for Horizon Europe

GPO attended webinars about Horizon Europe to become better prepared for the opportunities it will bring.

Grants and Program Offices organize Swedish Research Council (VR) webinars in December

Read about the webinars and register.

Grants and Program Offices Newsletter October 2020

Read the latest newsletter from Grants and Program Offices.

We are Grants and Program Offices (GPO)

This means no changes for you. Our ambition is to continue to develop and refine our support in both research funding as well as in programme and project coordination.

Granted Horizon 2020 projects

CRYSTAL3, REINDEER and TRIAGE are the new research projects granted funding from the European Framework Programme at LiU.

Say hello to our new coordinator!

Marie Helsing Västfjäll will provide support in research programmes and projects coordinates by GPO. She will work in close collaboration with coordinator Tove Kvarnström managing for example the GPO website and newsletter.

Presentations from the Grants and Program Offices' Webinar 21 September

All presentations are available here!

Horizon Europe is almost here

What will be new in relation to Horizon 2020, and what will you recognise?

Important negotiations during the Brexit transition period

We summarise the negotiations including their consequences for EU funding.

Research, advocacy and collaboration in the BRC

Report from the Biogas Research Center, coordinated by the Grants and Program Offices.

Johanna Rosén receives prestigious project grant from KAW

LiU researcher will receive SEK 29 million to study promising two-dimensional materials with completely new properties.


Quick Links


May 3-7 at 09.00-12.00
Launch of Horizon Europe at LiU (webinar series)


Does your department, unit or research environment want a (digital) visit from the Grants and Program Offices? Contact us at gpo@liu.se.

Page manager: marie.helsing.vastfjall@liu.se
Last updated: 2021-04-09