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The Board of the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts has decided to make an investment in incentive grants to teachers and researchers, with the aim of building strong research environments with room for research and development in the fine, performing or creative arts.

In addition, the Faculty has also reserved SEK 500,000 for co-funding external grants, as a measure to work on the recommendations of the RQ20 panel, over the next two years.  Read more about each opportunity below.

Incentive Grants for teachers and researchers

The application period for incentive funds was 26 September to 4 November. The decision will be taken by the FFU Board on 6 December.

Those employed within the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts as lecturers, senior lecturers or professors can apply for an incentive grant. Doctoral students and postdocs cannot be principal applicants. Applications can be awarded a maximum of SEK 100,000. 

The aim is to encourage and stimulate work for a limited and allocated time with:

•    research grant applications,
•    completion of articles,
•    research and development in teaching and the fine, performing or creative arts,
•    scientific, educational and/or artistic material that can be used as a basis for promotion,
•    other types of qualification that strengthen the scientific and artistic skills of researchers and teachers.

Funds can be applied for twice a year; the application periods will be announced on the faculty website. Applications are to be sent by e-mail to Annika Michelsen.

Upon completion of the work/project, a brief report (approximately 1-2 pages) must be submitted to the Research and Postgraduate Programmes Board describing how the funds were used and the results of the project/work. The project's results must also be presented publicly at a time decided by the Research and Postgraduate Programmes Board. Granted funds must be withdrawn and used no later than 18 months after the decision date. 


Funds can be requested by the Faculty departments to co-finance external funds, in cases where external funders do not cover all indirect costs. Grants can cover a maximum of 50% of the indirect costs not covered by external funding. 
The allocated amount is transferred to the department, which is responsible for the co-financing of the respective project. Funds are only disbursed after the external funder has confirmed the allocation of funds. 

Funds can be applied for once a year; the application period will be announced on the faculty website. Applications are to be sent by e-mail to Annika Michelsen and should include: 

•    description of the project for which the department is seeking a co-funding grant (maximum three pages), with a copy of the application for external funding
•    project budget, showing direct and indirect costs
•    signature of Department Head

The Research and Postgraduate Programmes Board appoints an assessment group, headed by the vice-chair, which assesses the applications and submits proposals to the Board for decision. The Board makes decisions to reject or award applications. A student representative must be included in the assessment group. Decisions are taken at a board meetings only and cannot be appealed.


Annika Michelsen
 +46 40 32 54 96
annika [dot] michelsen [at] kanslik [dot] lu [dot] se