The Department of Environmental Science received a combined 59,4 million SEK (€5,8 million) in external research funding in fiscal year 2020. The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) and The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) awarded 11– and 19 million SEK (€1 million and €1,9 million), respectively, while 28 million SEK (€2,9 million) were awarded by the European Research
“Although this year’s result is not in par with previous years, I am happy to see that once again our researchers have attracted significant funding from various funding sources, both national and international,” says Magnus Breitholtz, Head of Department..
“The pandemic has slowed us down to some extent but I honestly don’t think this will affect our long-term goal of being a world-leading organization in environmental science. However, the pandemic has been problematic for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers working on projects from external sources with tight time schedules. These staff members need extra support during these troublesome times,” he adds.