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Research support

Here you can learn about different kinds of support for researchers at the Department of Sociology

Applying for research funding

When applying for research funding, there are a few things to consider when estimating the costs of a project. How you estimate costs differ depending on whether the project is planned to take place over one or several years.

The application

In general, the following items should be included in the budget of grant applications:

  • Salary costs where the salary cost is increased by 3 % each year
  • Social security costs (LKP), 54 % of the salary cost
  • Operating expenses (travel, conferences, literature, materials, etc.)
  • Indirect costs/Overhead (OH): The OH cost is calculated on all direct costs (salaries + social costs + operating costs). Calculate the total and then multiply the sum by the OH percentage to obtain the amount of OH/indirect costs.

Contact the finance officer

You must contact finance officer Michelle Neese ahead of a grant application to help you prepare a budget with current overhead costs.

Research funding

The Faculty of Social Sciences has collected the various research grants that can be applied for at the faculty and links to funding support at Lund University.

To the Faculty of Social Sciences website

Travel and research grants

On the staff website, you will find information about the grants you can apply for from foundations affiliated with Lund University.

Read about the faculties' travel and research grants on the Staff Pages

Research ethics

Are you planning to conduct research involving people or the processing of personal data? If you are informed about research ethics, you can ask the right questions about what is appropriate or inappropriate in research. Research ethics is about both legislation and rules and good research practice.

Read about research ethics on the Staff Pages

Archiving research documents

For administrative and scientific reasons the documentation of our research must be properly archived. For these types of documents, the National Archives regulations give the University more autonomy to make a selection on its own than for many other types of documents.

Read about how to manage research documents on the Staff Pages

Communicating your research

The Research Portal and Lucris

Lucris is Lund University's research information system. The purpose of Lucris is to make the research of individual researchers, research groups and Lund University visible. The Research Portal is the external platform on which the information entered into Lucris is presented.

Read more about Lucris on the Staff Pages

Visit The Research Portal

Log in to Lucris

The department's Web Editors

Emma Lord and Moa Bejersten work with overall communication issues and publishes news on the Department of Sociology's website and social media. Contact them to discuss how your research can be presented on the department's digital channels.

Template for publishing news on the department website

The Press Officer at the Faculty of Social Sciences

At the University, you have freedom of communication and are free to send out content to journalists. If you need help, communicators are available to assist in various ways. For example, they can suggest contact routes, discuss setups or produce content.

Contact Ulrika Oredsson, Press Officer at the Faculty of Social Sciences

More research support

Visit the page Research support on the website of the Faculty of Social Sciences.