Apply for funding

​The Area of Advance - Materials Science funds activities that strengthens materials science at Chalmers and that are in line with our strategies and focus areas. More information about strategies and focus is available on the webpage. Read for example about our Profile Areas, Reasearch Infrastructure, Centres and Scientific Initiatives

Please note that we unfortunately do not fund regular conference fees and conference travel.

Who can apply?
Faculty members and assistant professors. 
PhD students and post-docs cannot apply for funding from the AoA.

What can I apply for?
Typically, AoA funded activities should benefit a number of research group leaders/research groups within the AoA. For example, a proposal for a workshop aiming at bringing researchers together to discuss common interests and possible joint projects is a highly valued activity. If the outcome is a suggestion for a collaborative research project, the AoA management is happy to discuss if there is an overlap with our strategies and thus a potential for funding. In addition, if it fulfills the overarching requirements listed above, we can support conference organization, sabbaticals, incoming guest professors and outreach activities.

What should my application contain?
A description of the activities, a budget and a description of how the proposed activities strengthens materials science at Chalmers. Typically, activities should benefit a number of research group leaders, so please make sure to describe this in your application. Use this template for your application.

When should I apply?
Applications for community building activities, conference organization, sabbaticals, guest professors etc. can be submitted all year round.

Where do I send my application?
Your application should be e-mailed to the AoA director Maria Abrahamsson, the AoA co-director Leif Asp and the AoA coordinator Rickard Frost.

I have a great idea but I’m not sure whether it fits in here – what do I do?
Send an e-mail to the AoA leadership with a brief outline, and we can discuss if there’s a possibility for the AoA to support it.

What we do not fund:
Regular conference fees and conference travel.

Published: Mon 20 May 2019.