Guidelines regarding external funding and co-funding

Last changed: 13 June 2023
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There are at SLU a number of different guidelines when it comes to applying for external funding and for co-funding external research projects. The purpose of these guidelines is to avoid financial and legal problems in externally funded projects.

Guidelines for external funding
The guidelines apply to proposals for grants and tenders as well as the contracts and agreements that proposals and tenders lead to. It is the head of department (or equivalent) who is responsible for creating and maintaining routines for applying the guidelines within his/her department/unit.
Guidelines for external funding


Co-funding; central and three-part
Many of SLU's grant contracts with external funders do not have full coverage for the costs. Normally, the responsibility for co-funding contracts lies with each department. If the need for co-funding is great, it may prevent a department from concluding the contract. In order to give SLU's departments a greater opportunity to participate in such contracts, there are SLU-common guidelines for co-funding.
Guidelines for central co-funding and three-part co-funding.


The Swedish Research Council's (VR) national infrastructures
The Swedish Research Council's (VR) national infrastructures have their own SLU decisions on co-funding. What applies to VR infrastructure can be found in SLU's guidelines for managing research infrastructures. The guidelines are accessed via a link from the Staff web's page on research infrastructure.


KAW project with high scientific potential
Internal guidelines for the prioritization process for KAW projects at SLU. KAW project is prioritized and is cofunded centrally. More on KAW here.


Wallenberg Academy Fellows (WAF)
Wallenberg Academy Fellows (WAF) have their own SLU decisions on co-funding. The co-funding principle for WAF is stated on the Staff web's page on Wallenberg.