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Support - Economics Research

Here researchers and research teams can find support and help on issues concerning proofreading, travel grants, data storage, library recourses etc.

  • Economics Research Help
  • Proofreading
  • Seed time
  • Mentorship or panels
  • Travel and research grants
  • Data storage
  • Library resources
  • Research Ethics

Economics Research Help

The following support measures are available for an internal principal investigator (PI) applying for external research funds that will be placed at the department.

Please contact jenny [dot] lindstrom_wate [at] nek [dot] lu [dot] se (Jenny Lindström Wate) if you need help with your research project. 


A PI may apply for proofreading once a year if the application exceeds 100 000 kr by sending an email to Jenny Lindström Wate and asking for support. When the support has been approved, you need to prepay the proofreading and thereafter apply for an expense allowance through Primula. 

Seed time

A PI may apply for “seed time” once a year for a new application that exceeds 2.5 mkr and if at least 50% of the funds will be used to employ other researchers at the department than the PI. The seed time consists of 40 hours, which will be added to the PI’s teaching hours. If the application is successful, additional 40 hours will be handed out to initiate the project. If the application exceeds 6 mkr, the number of hours to initiate the project increases to 80 hours.

Highly complex and prestigious applications will be considered on an individual basis and support will be given to establish and facilitate connections with research-service units on faculty and/or university level. 

Apply by sending an email to the head of the department.

Mentorship or panels

A junior PI with an application exceeding 2 mkr may take advantage of an internal mentor, who will receive 8 hours for reading and discussing the application. The mentor may be any of the more senior researchers at the department and the PI should ask the potential mentor before he/she apply for this opportunity.

Apply by sending an email to the head of the department and please include the name of the internal mentor.  

Highly complex and prestigious applications will be considered on an individual basis and support will be given to establish a panel consisting of one external researchers, whom will be employed for writing an expert opinion. The external reviewer will receive 2 000 SEK for writing the report.

Apply by sending an email to the head of the department and please include the name of the panellist. 

Travel and research grants

Researchers, doctoral students, lecturers or readers at Lund University can apply for the faculties’ travel and research grants. 

The application period for the faculties’ travel and research grants is at the start of the spring and autumn semesters, normally in February and September. The call for applications states the eligibility criteria.

LUs page for Faculty travel and research grants

Data storage

There are different technical solutions for storing research data at Lund University. 

Overview of LU's storage services: 

Library resources

LUSEM Library and Lund University offer a wide range of systems and tools, which can be useful when searching for information:

Research Ethics

An important part of upholding the quality of research is to follow the ethical considerations and guidelines so that your output could be disseminated outside academia in a responsible way. It is therefore important to discuss ethical considerations during your whole research process independent on whether you are a phd candidate, junior researcher or a senior one.

These issues are discussed on a daily basis among colleagues during seminars or brought up during internal conferences and workshops, but don’t hesitate to contact the Head of the Department or the Director of Doctoral Studies if you would like to find someone to discuss a particular issue or if you have a general question regarding research ethics or good practice.

Phd candidates’ main sounding board when it comes to good research practice and research ethics consists of her/his supervisors, who also bring up the ethical perspectives of the thesis in the college of supervisors to seek advice in these matters. All phd candidates should also take a compulsory ethical course.

You should also ask yourself if you need to seek an ethical approval as soon as you do research that involves individuals or the processing of personal data.

Find out more by visiting LUs page ethical review

Economics Research - Contact

Jenny Lindström Wate
Financial administrator

jenny [dot] lindstrom_wate [at] nek [dot] lu [dot] se (jenny[dot]lindstrom_wate[at]nek[dot]lu[dot]se)
Phone: +46 46 222 86 57
Room: EC1:281