Lund University

About Lund University:
 
Lund University is one of northern Europe's oldest, largest and most prestigious universities, consistently ranking among the world's top universities. Lund University engages in education and research in engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics and management, medicine, humanities, theology, fine art, music and drama., with 41,000 students and 7,500 employees at campuses in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. The University has a turnover of around 808 million, of which two thirds is in research and one third in education.  Lund University is an international university with global recruitment, engaging with 600 partner universities in over 70 countries.
 
About the Partnership:
 
The University of Maryland (UMD) and Lund University (LU) in Sweden have launched new funding program to support joint research collaborations. UMD-LU Joint Research Workshops are intended to help scholars at both institutions to identify complementary research strengths and explore potential collaborations. This collaborative program supports a maximum of two (2) Joint Research Workshops and invites research proposals in all fields of knowledge. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged. LU and UMD (Division of Research) will each contribute up to $10,000 USD per funded Joint Research Workshop (total of $20k/project) for a maximum duration of 12 months.
 
Calls for Proposals:
 
Calls for proposals for this opportunity will be announced intermittently. Specific proposal guidelines for the UMD-LU Joint Research Workshops can be found here. All UMD faculty questions related to this opportunity, including future calls for proposals and deadlines, should be directed to Dr. Beth Brittan-Powell: ebrittan@umd.edu
 
Faculty Mobility Opportunity:
 
The University of Maryland and Lund University in Sweden, both of which belong to the prestigious Universitas 21 global network of universities, have been developing a strong bilateral partnership involving everything from student exchange to collaborative research. To advance the relationship further Lund University has obtained a grant from the European Union's Erasmus+ ICM program to fund short visits to Lund for two UMD faculty or administrative staff before July 31 of 2018. The purpose of the visits will be to expand the Lund-UMD relationship in areas of student exchange, joint degrees, global classrooms, or research collaboration. Each award will be in the amount of 2,000 Euros (880 Euros for travel, plus 160 Euros per diem for seven days). The visit should include five days on the ground in Lund.  The deadline for this application is January 28th. Interested faculty or staff should contact their proposed host unit at Lund immediately, and arrange for a message from that unit's head indicating their willingness to host the proposed visit. All applications must also include a one-page CV, a message of endorsement from their home unit, an explanation of precisely how the proposed visit will advance the Lund-UMD partnership, and an outline of how the visitor's time will be spent at Lund.  Faculty who are proposing to lecture at Lund must offer eight hours of instruction, and specify the topics of these sessions and why they will be of lasting value to the Lund-UMD relationship.  For further information, contact Joe Scholten in the Office of International Affairs (scholten@umd.edu). All application materials should be submitted to him as a single PDF by January 28.
 
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