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Newsletter from CEC Fellows | February 2020
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CEC Fellows February 2020 newsletter
Dear colleagues,

We are testing a new Grants calendar (log in with your LUCAT-id) and will be evaluating whether it is a better tool than Plandisc for you to use when searching for funding opportunities. Both tools will be available to you for a while and we would like to get your feedback! More information is provided in the end of the newsletter. 

Welcome to the fifth concept seminar on Resilience, coming up on the 26th of February. Researchers from different research fields will give their perspectives on the concept.

Welcome to the CEC conference Science says! Mobilizing the knowledge of our time: The IPCC and IPBES reports, filled with activities to raise awareness of the knowledge of our times on environmental and climate issues. As a CEC Fellow you are invited to participate in selected activities. Save-the-date! 23 April, Lund. The conference web page will be continuously updated.

The CEC is recruiting! Read more about the open positions at the CEC web page.

Best wishes,
Cerina, Yann and Lina

Upcoming events

And even more things going on – check the CEC calendar
Information – Opportunities, conferences, news from our community
LU: Deviations from good research practice. The new Act on Responsibility for Good Research Practice and the Examination of Research Misconduct entered into force on 1 January 2020. The law means that suspicions of deviation from good research practice concerning fabrication, falsification or plagiarism (FFP), which the law defines as serious deviation from good research practice, are to be dealt with by a national board. Suspicions of other deviations from good research practice are handled, as previously, by Lund University.

The Centre for Mathematical Sciences offers Statistical Consulting to all employees at Lund University. They can offer assistance both in terms of short meetings and participation in larger projects. All consulting starts with a short (about 30 minutes) meeting where we discuss how we can help you in your research.


Conferences and popular science event

Open positions at the CEC
please spread the word,  
News from stakeholders and funders 
one sentence on your last publication and why you are a CEC fellow?
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Chiara Cortinovis - Post-doc
Keywords: Urban planning; nature-based solutions; ecosystem service mapping and assessment; spatial development

1. A book that offers a compact reference for researchers and a source of inspiration for practitioners who are interested in understanding how ecosystem service mapping and assessment can be integrated in urban planning, and how it can enhance decision-making towards more sustainable and equitable cities. You find the book (open-access) on Springer website here.

2. I found in CEC Fellow an interdisciplinary platform to learn about ongoing initiatives, meet other researchers, engage in stimulating discussions, and exchange ideas.

Know more? -click here
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Nils Droste -  Senior lecturer
Keywords: Land use policy, Quantitative policy evaluation, Biodiversity governance, Public finance

1. My last publication is a about a global scale policy proposal for a financial mechanism for the Convention on Biological Diversity. You find the publication here.

2. I am a CEC fellow because I think today's challenges are way to complex to be solved by just one discipline and I really enjoy interdisciplinary exchange and collaborations

Know more? -click here
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Moa Petersén - Senior lecturer
Keywords: Climate change, Art, Visualizations of science, Relation between science and art

1. An article on how the plastic crises is addressed in contemporary visual art submitted to Global Sustainability that I have written together with researchers from Department of Political science, LUCSUS and Department of Technology and Science.

2. I believe that the way we express things determine how we live those things. To make change it is thus important to understand e.g. environmental issues as embedded within a culture.

Know more? -click here
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Kristina Stenström - Professor
Keywords: Anthropogenic radioactivity, Environmental radiology, Dosimetry, Difficult-to-measure radionuclides.

1. Mapping of the radioactive hydrogen isotope tritium in humans in Lund, prior to start of operation of the European Spallation Source, shows that the current levels are very low, also in occupationally exposed workers. You find the publication here.

2. To contribute to – and benefit from – interdisciplinary contacts related to environmental science!

Know more? -click here
Upcoming calls
Under this heading we are collecting calls with short deadlines, larger/collaboration calls, and nominations for prizes etc. Please check Plandisc below for a collection of all calls we have found for the upcoming year.
  • Lund Municipality: Nominate for the Environmental Award 2020. The award is given for long-term efforts and positive effects on the environment in Lund municipality. Proposals for candidates for the award may be submitted by everyone who lives or works in the municipality. Deadline 31 March. (Swedish only)

  • Green Gown Awards: Apply for the International Green Gown Awards. The awards recognize exceptional sustainability initiatives and is supported by the UN Environment and open to any university or college across the world. Deadline 31 March.

  • JPI Oceans: Aquatic Pollutants call pre-announcement. The three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) are pleased to pre-announce a joint transnational call for research and innovation projects on risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in the water resources.Call opens 17 Feb. Deadline pre-proposals 16 April.

  • Formas:
    • Annual Open call will open 27 Feb. Deadline 2 April. One change for this years´ call is a strengthening of the support for researchers early in their career, by increasing the project time period from three to four years in the call for Research project for researchers early in their careers. For example, the extended project period enables full funding of a doctoral student. 
    • Planned calls for 2020 are listed here. (Swedish only)

  • EIT FOOD: Call for Proposals for Activities to be executed in 2020 - Guidelines. Intention to Submit step, deadline 15 March 2020.

  • LU: The Faculty of Science and LU central calls for research infrastructure are now open. Deadline 1 April 2020. For both calls, the Director's signature is required. Below you find the handling procedure for CEC applications. 
    1. Contact Per Persson if you would like to discuss ideas or have questions regarding the calls. 
    2. Send the full cost application (fullkostnadskalkyl) to the CEC economist Eva Stengard before 26 April. State clearly whether the application refers to the call from LU central or Faculty of Science. 
    3. Send the application to Per Persson before 30 March at 10.00 am. State clearly whether the application refers to the call from LU central or Faculty of Science. 
    4. Per Persson is rapporteur for the Director (Henrik Smith). Given that the Director approves the application, he will sign the full cost application, which should be attached the application. 
    5. The applicant submit the application before 1 April.

      More information regarding the calls:
      The LU central call for infrastructure (The information of the call is found in the top right corner, with the title "Aktuellt"): Call text, Application form, Notice order (Swedish only)
      The Faculty of Science call for infrastructure: Call text, Application form. (Swedish only)
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New Grants Calendar!
We have been given the opportunity to use the Grants Calendar, developed by the Faculty of Medicin, which we believe will be a better tool for you to use while searching for funding opportunities. The calendar lists calls according to the deadline date, and you can easily select the calls according to categories, type of funding or search by free text. To access the Grants Calender you log in with your LUCAT-id. More instructions are found here.

Please, let us now what you think about the Grants Calendar! In the coming months, the Plandisc and the Grants Calendar will be compared and evaluated and then the preferred calendar will be selected. Send an email to Cerina Wittbom with your thoughts, comments and preferences.

Note that during the coming months we will be transferring the calls from Plandisc to Grants Calendar, however the transfer is not yet complete. Please, check both calendars during the evaluation period. 
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Calls – A common calender
Some hints:

• Just click in the wheel on a call, and there is a box coming up with more information.
• The plan is continuously updated, and you can instantly see the updates.
• If you find a good call that you would like to add, just send me the link.

Calls 2019-2020-Sweden/Nordic:

Calls 2019-2020 -travel and workshop:

Calls EU Horizon, incl. ERC, ERA-NET, JPI etc:

Calls post-doc and young research grants:

Calls Awards
About CEC Fellows
Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC, invites all scientists, working at Lund University and active in the centre’s fields of research, to be part of the CEC Fellows. With the aim of promoting new interdisciplinary research endeavors and encouraging bottom-up influence and leadership, the network is created as a meeting place for collective expertise and as a forum for exchange of ideas amongst researchers. If you are not already a member and would like to join, if you have suggestions for the development of the fellowship, or any news to add to the Newsletter, please contact Cerina Wittbom.