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“Katshing”!
The hard truth
• If there were an easy way to get research
funding that could be taught in a seminar,
we would not be here...
Our own experiences
• Johan
• first grant 2003: 5000 SEK
• current grant 2011: 3,6 MSEK
• future grant: ?
• Lars
• first g...
Mindsets about funding
• Funding - partners - project - people - idea
• Idea - project - people - partners - funding
• Art...
Mindsets about funding
• What are the funding agencies within my field
• Collaborations and networks, connect to strong
al...
Get started
• Why should you be funded? (your ideas)
Swedish funding
• VR
• KKS
• RJ
• Vinnova
• Wallenberg
• STINT
• FORTE/FAS
• Socialfonden
• Regionalfonden
• Interreg
• NG...
Forms of funding
• Project grants
• Scholarships/personal grants
• Post-docs, etc.
• Development, structure money, interna...
The writing process
• Put together a support team
• writers, readers, economy, admin
• Deal with underfinancing
• Read the...
Solid projects from
different funds
• Development projects
• Research money for writing and analysis
• Internal money for ...
why do projects get
funded?
• your stories?
Show me the money!
• Importance of research leaders that attract funding for the more
junior researchers
• Write applicati...
Trends (gut feeling)
• More difficult to fund PhD students
• More focus on implementation, credibility
and impact
• Discip...
“Myths” about research
funding
• seed money pays off
• relying on management and structuring of
the application process
• ...
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  1. 1. “Katshing”!
  2. 2. The hard truth • If there were an easy way to get research funding that could be taught in a seminar, we would not be here...
  3. 3. Our own experiences • Johan • first grant 2003: 5000 SEK • current grant 2011: 3,6 MSEK • future grant: ? • Lars • first grant 1998: 8,8 MSEK • current grant 2014: 13,6 MSEK • future grant 2014: ...
  4. 4. Mindsets about funding • Funding - partners - project - people - idea • Idea - project - people - partners - funding • Arthur Bienenstock - people • I have time for ten projects before retirement
  5. 5. Mindsets about funding • What are the funding agencies within my field • Collaborations and networks, connect to strong allies • Don’t wait for the funding - think about your projects as if they are ongoing, then search for funding to scale them up - Doing your projects without funding • Be proactive
  6. 6. Get started • Why should you be funded? (your ideas)
  7. 7. Swedish funding • VR • KKS • RJ • Vinnova • Wallenberg • STINT • FORTE/FAS • Socialfonden • Regionalfonden • Interreg • NGOs & gov. agencies
  8. 8. Forms of funding • Project grants • Scholarships/personal grants • Post-docs, etc. • Development, structure money, internal as well as external
  9. 9. The writing process • Put together a support team • writers, readers, economy, admin • Deal with underfinancing • Read the call! • Don’t procrastinate • Start with the problem • Be clear about implementation
  10. 10. Solid projects from different funds • Development projects • Research money for writing and analysis • Internal money for research environment, labs etc. • Involving students • etc.
  11. 11. why do projects get funded? • your stories?
  12. 12. Show me the money! • Importance of research leaders that attract funding for the more junior researchers • Write applications every year, it is somewhat of a lottery • It is always easier to get funding for great ideas than for good ideas • It takes almost as much time to apply for 150 kkr as to apply for 15 Mkr • Networks supporting each other in applications • The ones who writes the most applications have the most success in funding themselves?
  13. 13. Trends (gut feeling) • More difficult to fund PhD students • More focus on implementation, credibility and impact • Discipline specific trending topics
  14. 14. “Myths” about research funding • seed money pays off • relying on management and structuring of the application process • Conflict between scientific relevance & practical relevance

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