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Funding international collaboration

As an employee of Lund University, you have many opportunities to receive funding from a programme if you work, or plan to work, abroad.

Here you will find brief descriptions about some established programmes that offer various forms of project funding.

Erasmus+ applications spring 2019

If you are interested in applying for or participating in an application for Capacity Building projects, Strategic Partnership projects, Knowledge Alliances or Joint Master’s Programmes (EMJMD), Lund University's Vice-Chancellor must sign the application. 

In order for the Vice-Chancellor to be able to sign the application, the head of department and the dean must sign the review document together with the project manager.

Read more about review documents/templates 

External Relations takes care of the process to obtain the Vice-Chancellor's signature. If you submit your documents too late, we cannot guarantee your documents will be signed in time.

LU's internal deadlines for applications

If you are applying for Capacity Building projects, Strategic Partnership projects, Knowledge Alliances or Joint Master’s Programmes (EMJMD) as coordinator or partner of an application, the review document must be completed, signed and sent to fredrik [dot] klintberg [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se by:

  • Capacity Building Projects: 17 January 2019
  • Strategic Partnership Projects: 28 February 2019
  • Knowledge Alliances: 7 February 2019
  • Joint Master's Programme (EMJMD): 24 January 2019

The programmes

The EU education collaboration programme is called Erasmus+, and it offers different types of funded collaboration opportunities:

More information about Erasmus+

Detailed programme guide for Erasmus+

Read more about Erasmus+ at the EU Commission website



EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers regardless of their career stage. Backed by the European Union and its Member States, it supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world.

EURAXESS web portal

The web portal is a platform for researchers, entrepreneurs, universities and businesses to interact with each other on a global scale. The portal proposes registered users with matching collaboration, job and hosting opportunities and introduces a funding database, where research funding agencies are invited to enter national research funding opportunities. Read more at the links below.




The programme Linnaeus-Palme shall contribute to a long-term mutual cooperation between higher education institutions in Sweden and in developing countries, to raise the quality of education, to generate new knowledge and to contribute with new perspectives. The programme provides the opportunity for funding of contact trips, as well as exchanges for teaching staff and students.

The Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) has different application procedures depending on whether a department is applying for the Linnaeus-Palme Planning programme (for visits to strengthen contacts) or for the Linnaeus-Palme Partnership programme (for teaching staff and student exchanges):

  • For the Linnaeus-Palme Planning programme, the department simply submits their electronic project application to UHR. The application period is in the autumn.
  • For the Linnaeus-Palme Partnership programme, the department is to first create their electronic project application and print the page titled “Overview” (“Översikt”). This page is to be submitted to the contact person at Lund University (see contact information in the right hand column). External Relations will then compile Lund University’s framework application and obtain the vice-chancellor’s signature. The framework application is then sent to all project managers who are to attach the framework application to their project application. Finally, the department is to submit their complete project application electronically to UHR. The application period is in the spring.

LU-internal process for Linnaeus-Palme Partnership

This is the LU internal process when the application opens

  • Tentatively early April: deadline for project manager at department to submit scanned version of page "Overview" of project application to contact person at External Relations. Note! The overview must be signed by the head of department.
  • Following week: External relations compile framework application and obtain each deans’ signature before vice-chancellor’s signature
  • Tentatively mid-April: framework application is submitted to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for review before the vice-chancellor’s signature followed by the vice-chancellor’s signature. Scanned framework application is then sent to departments to be attached to the respective project application

Information about the programme and how to apply is available on (in Swedish)

Nordic Master Programme

The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Nordic Master’s Programme supports joint Master’s programmes at higher education institutions in the Nordic region.

How can a new Nordic Master’s programme be established?

A basic requirement for support is that at least three higher education institutions from at least three different Nordic countries and/or self-governing areas (the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland) participate in the programme, one of which is to be the coordinator. The students can come from all over the world. Up to DKK 1.5 million in funding is allocated from the Nordic Council of Ministers to start a Nordic Master’s programme.

Applications for support to establish a Master’s programme shall be submitted to the Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) in Finland.

Application deadline for 2019 is 1 February.

Access the information about your possibilities and get practical advice on setting up a joint Master’s programme from the link below.

Nordic Master - Guide for universities

For additional information about the application procedure, please visit the programme's website

The Nordic Master Programme's website


Nordplus is a project that supports cooperation between Nordic and Baltic countries. 

Nordplus offers

  • funding for mobility
  • specific projects
  • networking activities
  • administrative staff exchanges
  • teaching staff scholarships

Last day to apply is usually 1 March.

Read more on the Nordplus website


STINT – The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education – promotes internationalisation of Swedish higher education and research.

The following groups can apply for funding for cooperation within education and research through STINT’s various programmes:

  • students
  • doctoral students
  • post-docs
  • junior researchers
  • management at the faculties and higher education institutions


Two of the programmes operate via Lund University: Strategic Grants for Internationalisation and Teaching Sabbatical are managed by the division of External Relations. For other programmes, apply directly through STINT.

The programme applications are due at various times of the year. 

Read more about the programmes on the STINT website  

Read more about STINT 

Page Manager:


Petra Moser-Nørgaard
Officer for Erasmus+, Nordplus, Nordlys
+46 46 222 47 53
petra [dot] moser-norgaard [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

Åsa Thormählen
Officer for EURAXESS
+46 46 222 70 15
asa [dot] thormahlen [at] pers [dot] lu [dot] se

Julia Edgerton
Officer for EURAXESS
+46 46 222 06 53
julia [dot] edgerton [at] pers [dot] lu [dot] se

Henrik Hofvendahl
Officer for Linnaeus-Palme, STINT Strategic Grants for Internationaisation
+46 46 222 30 15
henrik [dot] hofvendahl [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

Carina Holmberg Pousette
Officer for STINT Teaching Sabbatical
+46 46 222 32 58
carina [dot] holmberg_pousette [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

Christina Grossmann
Officer for the Nordic Master’s Programme
+46 46 222 34 57
christina [dot] grossmann [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

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