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Other grants

Here you find grants from external funders who have reached out to the faculty. You will also find information about support you can get in your application process.

Please note that there might be some grants with information only in Swedish, published on the Swedish web page. Click on the link to the Swedish page in the upper right corner (På svenska) to check and compare.

The Mats Paulsson´s foundation for research, innovation and societal development promotes scientific research in life science. Since 2019, priority is given to supporting research projects with high innovation potential and relevance to society in the near future.

Since 2019, the Foundation has awarded SEK 53.2 million in grants to 27 research projects of this type at Lund University and Malmö University.

With the above-mentioned focus, the Foundation invites the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University and Malmö University to prioritize applications within the following project types in 2023:

  • Innovative research projects in life sciences
  • Innovative research projects specifically in ATMP and/or cancer
  • Equipment critical for the implementation of specific innovative research projects in life science

The applications must be sent no later than May 8, 2024 to: birgitta [dot] larsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (birgitta[dot]larsson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) 

Please note that the application for stage 1 is the one described starting on page 3 - "Instructions on the format of the application".

For more information see:

Do you have research findings that could make a difference — but lack the time or knowledge to explore the commercial potential on your own? That’s where LU Business Track comes in.  

LU Business Track is a tailored programme where we pair you with a dedicated project team and financial support to assess and develop the commercial viability of your research — together.

Apply at latest 15 May 2024.

Read more and apply, LU Business Track (LU Innovation's website) 

Call for applications for infrastructure investments within the Faculties of Medicine, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering, as well as regulations for the handling of applications, and information about Lund University's central call. 

More information about the call

Deadline - please observe

The deadline for the Faculty of Medicine is Wednesday, September 11, 2024 and the documents must be sent to birgitta [dot] larsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (birgitta[dot]larsson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) 

Information from KAW

Information about the call (KA Wallenberg website) 

The funder's assessment criteria (KA Wallenberg website) 

Application documents and instructions

The documents to be sent to birgitta [dot] larsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (birgitta[dot]larsson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) are specified in Appendix 1 of the management rules (see below).

The applicant is responsible for submitting the following:

  1. Preliminarily completed checklist that the faculty can review and complete (Appendix 2 below).
  2. Draft of the motivation letter in a Word document. Please note that this should be plain text and not in a letter template or signed by someone.
  3. Complete CV (Appendix 3 below).
  4. Project description.
  5. For nominated external candidates who did not participate in the excellence initiative with a focus on WAF: A justification stating why they want to establish their research at Lund University written in a Word document.
  6. Co-financing certificate signed by head of department (Appendix 4 below).

Lund University's procedure for managing Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2025 including Appendix 1 (PDF 487 KB, new tab)

Appendix 2 - Template for checklist (in Swedish) (Word, 16 KB)  

Appendix 3 - CV guidelines (PDF 180 KB, new tab)  

Appendix 4 - Co-financing certificate template (Word, 76 KB)

Coordination with excellence initiative

Please note that for the upcoming call, Lund University's internal selection process for WAF will be coordinated with the excellence initiative for young researchers with a focus on Wallenberg Academy Fellows (STYR 2023/1861).

Excellence initiative for young researchers, with a focus on Wallenberg Academy Fellows (in Swedish) (PDF 287 KB, new tab)

Contact DoD and NIH

For help with applications to U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) contact the Lund University Research support.

Research support (Lund University Staff Pages)