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Programs & Funding

NanoLund’s research groups are grateful for support from a wide range of national and international funding agencies who enable our interdisciplinary environment to perform research at the highest international standard.

Research at NanoLund is supported by a wide range of sources, including funding from Lund University and national and international external grants awarded to individual researchers and research groups. A key source of support for the environment as a whole is the Strategic Research Area for nanoscience and nanotechnology awarded by the Swedish government.

About 13% of our total funding is specific funding for NanoLund being a Strategic Research Area. Additional faculty funding from Lund University corresponds to about 21%. The remaining funding is individual grants raised by NanoLund members. Some of our major funding bodies are the Swedish Research Council, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Activities including ERC. For a full list of funding organisations, see the list in the right-hand panel. The numbers in the pie chart are in MSEK (1 million Swedish kronor).

NanoLund income sources 2022 (MSEK)

Of the funding sources for NanoLund in 2022, MSEK 51 came from Lund University, 31 from NanoLund Strategic Research Funding, 43 from Swedish Research Council, 29 from EU including ERC, and 35 from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

The funding included in the chart is weighted according to the researcher’s participation in NanoLund. 

Donut chart of NanoLund funding 2022


In 2022 NanoLund individual grantees included:

  • 14 active ERC grants
    (in total 18 NanoLundians have received ERC grants since the start of the strategic research area)
  • Participation in 18 ongoing  EU-projects
  • Coordination of 4 of our 18 EU-projects
  • 4 Wallenberg Scholars,
  • 2 KAW projects,
  • 1 Novo Nordisk Foundation project,
  • 3 Swedish Research Council Distinguished Professor
  • 3 Swedish Research Council Research Environments
  • 2 Future Research Leaders from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF
  • 1 Strategic Mobility grant from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF

Funding organisations

Researchers within NanoLund attract funding from the following organizations (the links below goes to the organization's own web sites):