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Internal funding

This page contains collected information about internal calls for researchers at the university.

There may be differences in which institutions that can apply for funding or the forms that should be used - depending on the institution.

Apply for internal funding to prepare an ERC application!

This year, Södertörn University is setting up a unique initiative to increase the number and quality of grant applications to the European Research Council (ERC). An internal call is now open for Södertörn's 2024 ERC-applicants, where they can be granted application writing time, expert evaluation of their proposal, and consultant-led workshops. This initiative will also be repeated for next year's applicants.

What is the ERC?

The European Research Council is the largest funder of frontier research at the EU level. ERC grants External link. are open to scholars in all areas of research and at all career stages (starting two years after completion of a doctorate) and provide up to five years of generous funding for project leaders and their teams. They diverge from most other research funding in that they require an innovative and ground-breaking project idea that is expected to provide high scientific returns despite involving some risk. ERC proposal writing can therefore be very different from what many researchers are used to and it can require a great deal of work to be successful. While the excellence of the project itself is the main evaluation criterion, the researcher is also expected to have a track record that suggests scientific creativity.

Södertörn's ERC initiative

In 2024, ERC applicants at Södertörn University can receive substantial support in preparing their application. Up to three applicants with promising project outlines will be granted four weeks worth of writing time to prepare their proposals, and will also be offered feedback on a late draft by external experts. Funding will also be offered for participation in grant writing workshops with external consultants. A similar initiative will be proposed to prospective ERC applicants in 2025.

Online application form now open!

You can now apply for internal funding for proposal writing, expert feedback and writing workshops by using the following application form External link.. The form contains all the relevant information you need for applying. You must register your application for internal funding by April 7, 2024 at 11:59 pm at the latest.

Find out more

You can sign up for Grants Office's newsletter External link. to stay informed about this initiative and other research funding information. You are also welcome to contact Grants Office directly if you have any questions or wish to discuss a project idea.

Application for a Grant for Participation in Academic Events Relevant to Baltic Sea and Eastern European Studies

From spring 2023 the grant is administered by CBEES in cooperation with the Schools.

The funding is provided by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies (Östersjöstiftelsen). The funding evaluation, handling and reporting are conducted in cooperation between the Schools and CBEES. The funding and its detailed handling are conducted at the School of the respective awarded applicant.

The basic criteria for evaluation are the relevance of the event and links of the intended event to the Baltic- and East European studies.
For more information and conditions please download the Application form below "Bidrag ÖSS Konferensresor". The file should be opened with Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you cant find answers to your questions in the document, please contact Vit Kysilka.

The completed and signed application is part of the online application, that you find here External link, opens in new window..

NOTE: The spring call for CBEES funding for conferences and workshops is closed. The call opens again at the beginning of the autumn semester 2024.

Closed -Announcement: CBEES funding for organising conferences and workshops – Spring semester 2024

The Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) grants funding for organising conferences and workshops associated with the university’s Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe profile.

Researchers, doctoral students and teachers who are active at Södertörn University are eligible to apply for funding for conferences and workshops.

Before applying for funding, applicants have to contact one of CBEES’ professors or -research coordinators to discuss target groups, implementation, relevance and how the conference contributes to strengthening the university’s Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe profile External link. – please see the webpage for more details.

It is very important to note that applications can only be uploaded to the online form here External link, opens in new window.. In addition, applications must follow the Guidelines for applications for CBEES for funding for conferences, workshops.

The guidelines, a budget template and a link to the online report template are available on this webpage.

The final date for applications is 30 January 2024. Applicants will be contacted with results at latest on 13 February 2024.

N.B. Applicants need to contact one of CBEES’ professors or CBEES research coordinators to discuss their project proposal:

CBEES Professors:
Mark Bassin
Irina Sandomirskaja
Joakim Ekman
CBEES research coordinators:
Yulia Gradskova
Johanna Mannergren Selimovic
Julia Malitska
Ramona Rat

Please see documents with information, guidelines and budget template for applicants:

After the end of the conference / workshop

Funds are available for use until no later than July 31 (for events planned for the spring semester) or December 31 (for events planned for the Autumn semester). In connection with a completed event, financial officer at the Department/School must make a financial follow-up and the remaining unused funds must be transferred back to CBEES.


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2024-03-27 by Gabriela Voglio