Twelve researchers at the Department of Environmental Science have secured in excess of 40 million SEK (€3,9 million) in the latest Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas) funding rounds, attracting 41,2 million SEK (€4 million) for 10 projects. In addition, Professor Ilona Riipinen was awarded 8,75 million SEK (€853.000) by The Wallenberg Foundations prolonging her existing funding from the Foundations by 5 more years with an additional 3 million SEK (€292.000) in conjunction with her recent appointment as a Wallenberg Scholar. Overall, 13 researchers at the department have received 53 million SEK (€5.2million) from Swedish national funding agencies and private foundations in 2021.
The funding includes grants delivered through highly competitive research schemes announced yearly, which provide three- to five-year financial support for researchers and their research groups.
On the European front, three new EU projects were funded in 2021 bringing in an additional 19,5 million SEK (€1,9 million) to the Department. These projects are:
”Once again our scientists have managed to secure considerable external funding from various prestigious funding bodies. More than 70 million SEK (€6,8 million) was granted this year,” says Magnus Breitholtz, Professor and Head of Department. “In addition, there was diversity of funded projects in terms of gender, research topics and career stage, which shows that our research is both of high quality and relevant for society. As we are approaching our 30-year anniversary, the commitment and hard work of our colleagues in securing funding will ensure that the next 30 years will continue to be productive and impactful to help us achieve a more sustainable future.”
Stockholm University ranked 23rd in the world in environmental science according to the 2021 edition of the QS World University Rankings by subject.