Examples of funded projects from previous years shows a wide variety including a Swedish-Lebanese collaboration project looking into how to integrate science with museum-based education outreach in order to preserve fossils in Lebanon such as Dinosaurs; advancing methods for making thin film materials that can kill bacteria and viruses; anda pre-study that looks into how the transition of healthcare towards good quality and local care at Gotland can be done.

Researchers are given the opportunity to team up with companies, public or non-profit organisations to apply for up to SEK 300,000 in order to establish a collaboration on issues of common interest that have the potential to create benefits for society.

VFS offers an opportunity for the university’s researchers and organisations from different sectors in society to develop collaboration around a challenge of common interest. The funding is intended to test – verify – whether the partners have enough in common to build on, for example, to seek additional funding for continued collaboration.

The application process

Applications for VFS funding are always made in consultation with the University’s Innovation Partnership Office (UU Samverkan) who can help with feedback on your application to ensure that it meets basic requirements and criteria making it as competitive as possible.

Each year, there are two application periods for VFS funding.

Application periods and deadlines

  • 21 November 2022: Deadline for draft application
  • 9 December 2022: Deadline for complete application
  • End of February 2023: Decision on funding
  • 1 March 2023: Granted projects can start