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NanoLund Funding

To enable cutting-edge nanoscience, NanoLund financially supports strategically important, and high-risk/high-payoff projects, as well as the development of new infrastructure and characterization techniques. At any one time, we support approximately 50 active projects.

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Programs you can apply for at any time

For the following programs we offer a very, simple, fast process. Just drop us a note at any time and you will hear from us very soon.

  • New-technique fund.
    We financially support visits by NanoLund members to other labs to test, evaluate and learn novel characterization techniques.
    Applications can be submitted at any time during the year.
    Contact: LNCL coordinator Rainer Timm.
  • Research visits or mini-sabbaticals.
    We encourage international exchange, and offer financial support for visits with leading, international groups in nanoscience, available to both PhD students and senior scientists.
    Read our policy for support by NanoLund for international research visits (PDF, 139 kB, new window)
    Applications can be submitted at any time during the year. Submit to: info [at] nano [dot] lu [dot] se (subject: Funding%20application%20for%20research%20visit) (info[at]nano[dot]lu[dot]se)
    Contact: Anneli Löfgren.
  • High-impact publishing.
    Do you have an important result that you think should be published in one of the top journals in your field? Do you plan to apply for a prestigeous grant such as ERC or Marie Curie? Free to our members, we offer hands-on help from experienced editors with achieving the highest impact and visibility of your work.
    Contact: Anna-Karin Alm.

Annual calls

  • Open to PIs: NanoLund Project funding
    Proposed projects should help realize and enhance the scientific and educational mission of NanoLund. This includes opportunities to apply for equipment and expert staff.
    Important dates for autumn 2023: Call opens 9 September, deadline 16 October, oral presentations 24 October.
    Call for NanoLund project proposals for funding start in 2024 (PDF, 368 kB, new window)
    List of ongoing NanoLund projects (PDF, 75 kb, opens i LU Box)
    Contact: Anders Mikkelsen
  • Open to students and postdocs: Seedling projects.
    Masters students, doctoral students and postdocs currently working in a NanoLund research group annually have the opportunity to apply for funds for seedling projects, to explore a new idea. Funds of up to 100 000 SEK per project are available. In addition to project funding, each Junior scientist responsible for a granted proposal will receive the Junior Scientist Ideas Award.
    Read more in the call for Seedling projects 2023 (PDF, 351 kB, new window).
    Deadline 23 January 2023. 
    Contact: Ivan Scheblykin

Strategic initiatives

NanoLund Grants Office

We offer coordination support for applications that benefit all NanoLund.

We facilitate collaboration with industry & other external organisations

Each year, we organize a feedback session for researchers applying for VR grants.

Please contact:
Anna-Karin Alm
Gerda Rentschler