Assembly hall, Ultuna

Annual Funding Day 2022

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Welcome to the very first SLU Annual Funding Day, during which we will provide an overview of different types of funding opportunities and inspiration for pursuing them.

The event, which will be held on the Ultuna campus this year, is designed primarily for researchers at all levels, but all employees at SLU are welcome. Those who cannot participate on site can join via our web broadcast(requires AD login).

Registrations is closed. But you are still welcome to join on site (although there might not be any fika for you).

The organizers of the funding day are the Grants office, the Fundraising unit and SLU Holding. In different but complementary ways, we support SLU researchers with identifying and applying for external funding, as well as for enhancing the impact of their research.

About us

Grants Office: We provide information and advice on scientific as well as financial and administrative aspects of external funding from national and international (primarily EU) funders.

Fundraising: We give advice and support with donations, philanthropy and collaboration – i.e. different kinds of grants from individuals, foundations, organizations and companies.

SLU Holding: We help enhance the societal impact of SLU research by helping researchers to develop new processes, services or products.


Time: 2022-11-17 13:00 - 16:00
City: Ultuna
Location: Assembly hall
Organiser: Grants Office, Fundraising and SLU Holding
Last signup date: 15 November 2022


Moderator: Anna Lehrman, Fundraiser at the Vice-Chancellor’s Office

13.00 Welcome Deputy Vice Chancellor Pär Forslund 

13.15 From funding to impact – Grants Office, Fundraising and SLU Holding Ninad Bondre, Research Coordinatorat the Grants Office, Åsa Formo, Fundraiser at the Faculty for Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science and the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, and Henrik Landgren, Senior Innovation & Business Advisor at SLU Holding

13.40 Navigating the funding landscape Ninad Bondre in a dialogue with Alexandre Dubois, Senior Research Officer at Formas, Gergana Hamberg, Senior Research Officer at the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), Johan Beck-Friis, Scientific Expert at the Marie-Claire Cronstedt Foundation, Lucas Pettersson, Head of Department at the Swedish Research Council (VR), and Camilla Sjörs, Case Manager at Vinnova.

14.30 Coffee and chats opportunity to talk to the funder representatives and staff from Grants Office, Fundraising and SLU Holding

15.00 From research idea to grant success Derek Lundberg, Wallenberg Academy Fellow at the Department of Plant Biology, SLU, previously at the Max Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology

15.30 Putting research into use – what is impact and how is the societal value secured? Katarina Chowra, Sustainability & Innovation Advisor, External Evaluator for Vinnova, previously Business Development Advisor at UIC – Uppsala Innovation Centre

15.50-16.00 The take-home message 


Anna Lehrman, Fundraiser, PhD
Vice-Chancellor's Office
anna.lehrman@slu.se, +46 18 67 22 32, +46 70 930 63 90