PublISHED ON 25 May 2018

UpDATED ON 23 November 2018

The Scientific Council for Natural and Engineering Sciences

The Swedish Research Council's Scientific Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering Sciences supports research of the highest scientific quality within the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering sciences. The Scientific Council has nine members who have been elected by researchers at Swedish higher education institutions.

Responsible for allocating research funding

The Scientific Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering Science decides which calls will be made within the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering science. They also decide on which applications will be awarded grants. They have 19 review panels to help them, with some 250 members who examine and prioritise the applications that are submitted to the Swedish Research Council, before the Scientific Council takes a decision. It is the Scientific Council that appoints members to the review panels.

Following up and evaluating research in the area

The Scientific Council follows up, evaluates and develops strategies for research in this area, for example through research overviews. In this work, the Scientific Council is assisted by both national and international experts. The Scentific Council finances Swedish participation in several international collaborations and conducts a regular dialogue with the HEIs through a reference group with representatives from the natural sciences and engineering science (deans) from Swedish HEIs.

Composition of the Scientific Council

The Scientific Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering Science consists of nine active researchers with a high level of scientific expertise. The members are elected by researchers at Swedish higher education institutions. The term of office is three years and members can be reelected for a further three years.

The Scientific Council meets six times a year.


Members 2016–2018

Name

Title

Organisation

Per Persson (chair)

Professor of Molecular Geochemistry, Centre for Environment and Climate Research, Department of Biology

Lund University

Nils Dencker

Professor of Mathematics at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Lund University

Dag Hanstorp

Professor of Physics at the Department of Physics

University of Gothenburg

Dan Henningson

Professor of Fluid Mechanics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Kerstin Johannesson

Professor of Marine Ecology at the Department of Marine Sciences

University of Gothenburg

Kristina Luthman

Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Gothenburg

David Sands

Professor of Computer and Information Technology at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Chalmers University of Technology

Maria Selmer

Professor of Biology at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Uppsala University

Kajsa Uvdal

Professor of Molecular Physics at the Department of Physics Chemistry and Biology

Linköping University

 

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