CALL 2019


The Oscar and Lili Lamm Memorial Foundation
 
Call announcement 2019

 

According to its statutes, the purpose of the Oscar and Lili Lamm Memorial Foundation is to financially supporting scientific research for Swedish nature conservation, in particular with regard to problems related to soil, water, landscape, and plant protection. During 2018 the foundation distributed about SEK 10 million to eight projects. The approval rate was just over 16%.


The foundation has decided to have thematic announcements for the time being. This meant that 2018 call was open for applications within the area of landscape treatment. The 2019 call is open for applications in the field of soil protection and water conservation. 2020 the call for proposals will cover landscape and plant protection. Thematic calls are only relevant for applications concerning research grants and PhD positions.
 

The foundation has four forms of funding

 

Research grant - Applications are submitted via the foundation's electronic application portal at the latest 2019-06-03. Previously received research grants must be reported by 2019-06-17 in order for applicants to have their application processed.


 

PhD positions - Applications are submitted via the foundation's electronic application portal at the latest 2019-06-03.


 

Master Theses - There is one deadline in Spring (3/6) and one on Autumn (15/10) for applications during 2019. Applications are submitted via the foundation's electronic application portal
For the application to be processed, the application must contain 1) a clear budget and 2) a timetable for the intended work. The budget shall specify how the grant amount is to be used.


 

Scientific meetings - Applications for organizing seminars or meetings at Ekenäs Herrgård can be submitted continuously during the year.


Read more about the different forms of funding here



Definitions

Landscape conservation

The proposed research in this area should be of relevance to Swedish nature conservation in the sense of preservation and restoration of biodiversity in a landscape context. It may refer to species, biotopes, ecosystems, landscape elements, and natural geographical regions with a focus on the interaction between the characteristics and functions of the landscape.
 

Soil conservation
The concept of soil conservation includes the preservation and restoration of both cultivated and uncultivated land from the local to the national scale. This includes chemical, physical, and biological aspects. If the application concerns used land, such as agriculture or forestry, the applicant must clearly state the link to nature conservation to show that the proposed research is aimed at achieving an environmental benefit compared to, or preservation of, the prevailing conditions.
 
Water conservation
The concept of water conservation includes the preservation and restoration of waters with regard to biological, chemical, physical, and hydrological aspects. It can be about aquatic ecosystems locally or on a landscape scale, or in groundwater. The application may refer to measures that prevent or mitigate the effects of human activities (e.g. hydropower, aquaculture, agriculture or forestry) that could damage aquatic habitats or water resources for drinking water, etc. 


Plant protection

The concept of plant protection includes the protection of plants in a conservation context (e.g. by various measures to preserve biodiversity), or the protection of plants against attacks by parasites. If the application concerns agriculture or forestry, the applicant must clearly state the link to nature conservation to show that the proposed research aims to achieve an environmental benefit compared to the current conditions.


 

Please note:


A summary of a maximum of 1 A4 page should be included in the application. The summary and the description of relevance are the parts of the application that is read by the members of the evaluation committee in the first round of selection.

Applicants must clearly justify how the project proposal fits into the foundation's objectives and develop and clarify how the application links to the concept of nature conservation (see the specific box in the application portal regarding relevance).


The grant should be administered by a Swedish university .

The foundation accepts overhead costs up to a maximum of 35%.

Before submitting the application, applicants must inform the head of the department or equivalent.

 

It is recommended that applicants visit the application portal in good time before the deadline for submission in order to become oriented in how to submit an application.

 
The portal is open from March 8, 2019.

The application deadline for research grants and doctoral positions is June 3, 2019.


Technical support is available up to 4 pm but the portal is open until midnight. 

 

Questions are answered by the Foundation's Secretary:
Jan Fahleson
Dalaresan 28
757 55 Uppsala
Phone: 0705 28 80 63
Email: janfahleson@hotmail.com