Science communication @LTV

Last changed: 29 March 2022

Successful science communication helps the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science (LTV) to contribute to solving complex societal challenges to an even greater extent.

Tips, ideas and inspiration for your science communication

If you would like tips, ideas and inspiration about how you can raise the profile of your research, click here

Communication support for the Formas open call 2022

Science communication @LTV offers support for grant applications during 2022. During the spring, we will be particularly focused on the Formas annual open call. Our support is available to applicants in both categories: research projects and research projects for early-career researchers.

What support can we offer?

  • Individual feedback on the sections Description of the societal value of the research question and planned communication with stakeholders and end users and Popular science description in the draft of your application 2022. We provide feedback from a communication perspective, based on the analysis we have made of successful Formas applications from the LTV faculty and Formas’s current instructions. Feedback takes place in writing or via digital meeting, individually or in groups. You also need to book a slot for written feedback, state in this case that you only want the feedback in writing. We offer the opportunity to book an individual meeting or workshop in groups during the period March 18 to April 13. For bookings on April 13, we only have the possibility to provide written feedback. Book via Doodle link. Send your draft to us no later than 2 workdays before the meeting to forskningskommunikationLTV@slu.se.  We will not pass on your draft application to anyone else.
  • April 7th 10-11 AM Digital seminar / workshop with information aimed at Formas Open call 2022. The meeting takes place digitally and in English. No registration needed.

Already done:

  • Early-stage support in the application process. We offered the opportunity to book an individual meeting or a group workshop during the period 11 February to 7 March. Around 15 researchers took the opportunity to discuss communication aspects of their application ideas with us.

Newsletter 

During the year, we will email our newsletter approximately every two weeks. We will provide tips and ideas on science communication that can raise your profile, help and support you to write communication plans for grant applications, and offer good examples of science communication from the faculty, SLU in general and other research institutions. 

About us

Science communication @LTV provides communication support to research staff so that the LTV Faculty’s research-based knowledge and expertise get outreach and can benefit society. We do this through analysis, strategic planning, coaching and the implementation of communication initiatives. The organisation contributes to further increasing LTV Faculty’s reputation in its areas of expertise, thereby contributing to successful grant applications, collaborative opportunities and the recruitment of staff and students.

As a researcher, you may notice these efforts through activities such as: 

  • regular newsletters containing concrete tips and inspiration for science communication;
  • seminars and lectures on the theme of science communication aimed at research staff; 
  • support for writing communication plans for grant applications; 
  • communication initiatives with a specific focus on the various subject areas in which the faculty conducts research, including raising the profile of research, supporting communication planning and strengthening communication skills; and 
  • support to create communication plans and project pages for projects that have been granted funding in the Formas open call 2021.
Illustration av projektet forskningskommunikation på LTV-fakulteten på 5 års perspektiv.