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Past activities 

2020 Winter-Spring

May 6th and 20th

“NJF Webinar Series”

The seminar will take place on May 6th and 20th, 2020 from 12.00 - 13.00 h. The seminar will be held using Zoom, and topic "How to survive home office".


August 2020

“Grant Writing Seminar Series”

These seminars will focus on the strategies for planning, writing and editing grant applications for junior researchers.


November 2020

“JFC Career Day”

This annual seminar will feature a series of talks from successful early career academics focused on overcoming challenges in the modern academic environment. Additionally, practical information on the services provided by several LiU organizations, including SULF, the International Office, and the Grants Office.



At this time, the lunch meeting concept is stopped. Feel free to share your ideas about the social events that you would like to see.



June 8, 13:00 -17:00, Nationernashus, Linköping

Steering group meeting and pub

After a fruitful steering group meeting where all the members are invited to share their opinion and needs for the future semester within strategic discussions, we enjoy some food, beverages and each others company


May 18, 09:00 - 17:00 Vallfarten, Campus Valla, Linköping

"Excellence in Research Day"

How to build your career as an independent scientist? Central topics such as the independence in research line, the development of interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers and communication of research results will be addressed. Well-known researchers will share their personal philosophies, learned lessons and strategies on pursuing research.




April 6, 15:30 –18:00 Vallfarten, Campus Valla, Linköping

"ERC Grant Writing"

Bohdan Sklepkovych from the LiU Grant Office, is science writer and responsible for the strategic development of research grants. He will delivered valuable advices on how to write a successful grant application, focusing especially this year on the ERC Grant application for early-career researchers. 


Mars 9, 10:15 –12:00 Vallfarten, Campus Valla, Linköping

"Pedagogical Merits: what happens at Didacticum?"

The new director of Didacticum, Gunvor Larsson Abbad, will share her vision forDidacticum as a relevant center for early career researchers in terms of pedagogical learnings as teaching development skills and criteria for employment at LiU. She will especially present the different courses that are designed for early-career researchers, and how to practically access and succeed them. 


February 9-10, 8:30 –18:30 Tidlösa, Campus US, Linköping

"National Junior Faculty Meeting"

The National Junior Faculty (NJF) in Sweden is having it’s bi-annual meeting this year at LiU. The purpose of NJF is to improve the situation, financing and working conditions for early career scientists. Topics such as unifying the career path systems and having an unified voice for all early-career researchers in Sweden will be discussed as priorities at the national level.

Past activities 2016

AW 2016

September 2, 9:00 –15:00 KY 21, Campus Valla, Linköping

"Impact & Research Communication Skills"

To kick off our 2016 fall seminar series, LiU-JF is proud to host consulting and communication specialist Josie Dixon. At this seminar, learn how to make the powerful case for your projects in grant applications, job applications, manuscripts and presentations. Josie will lead an interactive workshop designed to develop the necessary practical and transferable skills for effectively communicating the significance and value of specialist research to those outside the discipline. Attendance is free but limited, so don’t miss out. http://www.lucianconsulting.com/about.html


September 22, 18:00 –20:00 The Bishops Arms, Linköping

"LiU-JF Welcome After Work"

New to Linköping, Norrköping, the Junior Faculty? Take this opportunity to meet your fellow LiUacademics while we socialize over drinks at The Bishops Arms, a Linköping institution.


October 13, 13:00 –17:00 KY 25, Campus Valla, Linköping

"Steering Group Meeting"

Do you have ideas or suggestions for the Junior Faculty Club’s events and activities? Each semester we gather to discuss past events, plan activities for the next semester, and make general decisions about the structure, goals, and directions of LiU-JF, both at local and national levels. As a bottom up organization, your input is extremely valuable. Please join us to participate in this important meeting and get your voice heard.


November 3, 9:00 –17:00 Campus US, Linköping

"Career Day: Academia to Industry"

Each fall, LiU-JF organizes a career day with a line up of speakers and workshops selected to develop your skills as a professional. By popular demand, this years Career Day will focus on the information, skills, and options available for making the transition to a career outside of academia. LiU-JF is inviting a range of speakers from recruiting agencies, consulting companies and former academics to discuss their practical experiences and advice for successfully making this transition.


December 8, 15:30 –20:00 Utsiktan, Kåkenhus, Norrköping

"Grant application writing seminar and Christmas After Work"

Close out our fall seminar series by learning how to write a successful funding proposal. Immediately following, join us for social hour to say our farewells for the year at Norrköping’svery own brewery and restaurant Knäppingen.


Spring 2016

February 8, 15:30 - 17:30 S25 C-hus, Campus Valla, Linköping

“Involvement at the national level of junior researchers from LiU”

The National Junior Faculty (NJF) in Sweden is soon having it’s annual meeting. The purpose of NJF is to improve the situation, financing and working conditions for young scientists. Topics such as NJF representation across all faculties and the unifying the career path systems will be discussed as priorities at the national level. Representatives from LiU are attending and need your input! See http://nationaljf.se/


March 31, 15:30 - 17:30 Utsiktan, Campus Norrköping, Norrköping

“Project and strategic time management in academic research”

Two senior faculty from LiU will come to share their thoughts and experiences with organizing your academic research.

Mikael Benson is a professor of systems biology at the medical faculty, and will talk about the challenges of managing research projects with many collaborators, how to identify and finish failing projects and how to prioritize your valuable time.

Jonas Löwgren is a professor of interaction and information design and will share his experiences and advice on how to balance your research with other strategic challenges that are important to your career progression.


April 13, 15:15 - 17:30 Eken, Campus US, Linköping

“Forum Forum and Junior Faculty 2016 Edition”

Experience the synergy of two young organizations at LiU: Forum Scientium and Junior Faculty. The aim of the event is to give the opportunity to start up joint multidisciplinary research projects. A range of speakers will briefly present their research along with suggestions for possible projects for cross-disciplinary collaborations. This will be followed by round-table discussions in smaller groups.


April 19, 14:15 - 16:00 Vallfarten, Campus Valla, Linköping

“Finns det en framtid vid universitet?”

Git Claesson Pipping, SULF:s förbundsdirektör, presenterar den i dagarna lämnade utredningen Trygghet och attraktivitet – en forskarkarriär för framtiden (SOU 2016:29). Utredningens övergripande syfte är att föreslå åtgärder för att säkra återväxten av framstående unga forskare i Sverige. Uppdragen var att ge förslag till hur villkoren kan förbättras för doktorander, hur den meriteringsanställning som regleras i högskoleförordningen kan förändras i syfte att skapa en attraktiv forskarkarriär och hur användningen av på varandra följande tidsbegränsade anställningar kan begränsas.


May 17, 15:30 - 17:30 Vallfarten, Campus Valla, Linköping

“The importance of pedagogical merits in the career of young researchers”

Ann-Charlott Ericsson (lecturer, IKE) will talk generally about the importance of pedagogical merits to your career progression, and the pedagogical requirements for attaining a docent qualification.

Annelie Lindström (lecturer, IKE) will then talk specifically about the challenges and practicalities of supervising Ph.D. students.


June 13, 13:00 - 17:00 Nationernas hus, Linköping

Reference group meeting and Pub

After a fruitful reference group meeting with strategic discussions, we will enjoy some food, beverages and each others company.


Past activities 2015

AW 2015

September 17, 15.30 – 18.00: Utsikten, Campus Norrköping

“Introductory Day”

All junior researchers form LiU are welcome to the Introductory Day for receiving a lot of needed information. First about the new organization of the Junior Faculty, its role and its goals for the new academic year and second about the Union, its role and its work to defend junior researcher interests.


October 29, 10.00 – 16.00: Vallfarten, Campus Valla

“Young Researchers Grant Application Workshop”

This event is an opportunity for those, who plan to apply for Young Researchers VR grant, to listen to Dan Csontos, a former Nature publisher, who will provide effective strategies for writing grant proposals that have a maximum chance of getting funded!

Bring your own draft proposal for working on structure and flow during the afternoon.


November 13, 9.00 – 16.00: Vallfarten, Campus Valla

“Career Day: excellent research environment”

Along this day we will hear talks about what defines a good research environment and examples were it has been important for the career of young scientists. We will get some insight of research grant politics on a national level and Folke Sjöberg will tell us how LiU is planning to coach their young scientists to reach international success.

The winner of the Junior Faculty Prize for Year 2015 will be presented at the end of the day.


December 4th, 15:00 – 17:00: Campus US, Avsikten

Steering group meeting and Christmas dinner

After a fruitful steering group meeting with strategic discussions, will we enjoy some food and beverages and each others company. The JF board officers 2016 are: Iris Pilch (TekFak), David Poxson (TekFak), Carine Signoret (FilFak, EdFak), Colm Nestor (MedFak)

We will meet at the Queens Pub (http://www.queenspub.se/) for the Christmas dinner (on each participant's expenses).



February 11, 15:15 - 18:30, Planck, IFM, Campus Valla

“Forum Forum and Junior Faculty 2015 Edition”

Experience the synergy of two young organizations at LiU – Forum Scientium  and Junior Faculty. The aim of the event is to give the opportunity to start up joint multidisciplinary research projects. A range of speakers will briefly present their research along with suggestions for possible projects for cross-disciplinary collaborations. This will be followed by round-table discussions in smaller groups.


Mars 2, 15:30 – 18:00: C-salen, Nationernas hus, Linköping

“VR Grants: enhancing impact potential and domain-oriented insights”

Bohdan Sklepkovych from the Grant Office of Linköpings University (see http://www.liu.se/insidan/forskningsfinansiering/om-grants-office?l=sv) is the main speaker for this event. He will talk about background and expectations in grant design and will focus on VR general best practices and considerations. 

Afterwards, separate domain meetings will take place with the responsibility of Vanya Darakchieva (PE, physics and engineerin), Daniel Västfjäldt (social sciences & humanities) and Jan-Ingvar Jönsson (LS, life-sciences). Mingles will be served around these informal discussions where you will be invited to ask your domain-related questions to experienced and successful researchers! 


April 16, 15:30 - 18:30, Vallfarten, Campus Valla

“Oral Communication Skill Development”

Patrik Sandberg gives a 2 hour interactive talk in which he will train us to develop better communication skills. Learn how to convince your audience, whether expert or lay, and to be aware of your non-verbal communication! (see



May 7, 15:30 - 17:30, Vallfarten, Campus Valla

“Manage Stress at Work”

How to strike a balanced between teaching, research, grant applications, expectations of supervisors and demands from students - Are we allowed to keep a private life?  


June 13, 13:00 - 17:00, Nationernas hus, Linköping

Reference group meeting and summer pub

After a fruitful reference group meeting with strategic discussions, will we enjoy some food, beverages and each others company.


Past activities 2014



September 11, 15:30 – 17:30: Scholanders, Nationernas hus, Linköping

“Maximizing the impact of research: inside views from a former Nature-editor”

Dan Csontos from ElevateScientific will present how to make a high-impact with your research by explaining how to get publish in Nature for example. Questions that will be addressed are: how to communicate with reviewers, what is the role of the cover letter, why is the context important, or how are decisions taken. He will also give tips and advices for writing for the readers.


October 21, 15:30 – 17:30: C-salen, Nationernas hus, Linköping
“How to develop your leadership skills?”

Heather Forsyth, Head of Human Resources Office, and responsible for the leadership programs at LiU will present what LiU can offer to young researchers for developing their leadership skills. She will explain what a leader is and how to develop leader skills.

Maria Lerm is Associate Professor at the Health Faculty and will talk about how to structure your work to be an efficient and successful young researcher.


November 14, 9:00 - 16:00: Planck, Physics building, Campus Valla

“Career path for junior researchers in an international environment”

The Career Day will provide a forum for researchers who will present their own individual career paths and explain how they have managed the international prerequisites. Expectations on junior researchers, Swedish career examples, International career examples, in academia or within industry, will be cover along the all day.


December 15, 15:30 - 17:30: Nationernas hus, Linköping

Reference Group Meeting

After the reference group meeting with strategic discussions, we will enjoy some foods and beverages around a Lucia dinner, as well as each others company.


Spring 2014

February 12, 15:00 – 19:00 Eken&Rönnen, Campus US

“Forum Forum and Junior Faculty 2014 Edition”

Experience the synergy of two young organizations at LiU – Forum Scientium and Junior Faculty. The aim of the event is to encourage collaboration between researchers and PhD students working within Life Science and its Technologies at LiU by giving an opportunity to discuss their projects. Six of Linköping University’s new research leaders speak about their research visions, followed by a poster session for PhD students.


March 10, 10:00 – 12:00 Plank, IFM, Campus Valla
“Young Researchers Grant Application Workshop 2014”

Welcome to the Young Researchers Grant Application Workshop. The event is a training opportunity for those, who plan to apply for Young Researchers VR grant. Take a chance to listen to advices of the experienced scientists, increase you competence in grant application writing and improve your competitiveness as a researcher!


April 10, 15:30 - 17:00, C-salen, Nationernas hus, Linköping
“Economics for junior researchers: OH and managing your budget”


Get to know about the necessary basics of economics for junior researchers. In particular, we invited speakers to talk about the over head (OH) cost – what is paid and what are differences between the faculties – and to give advice on mastering your research budget.


Past activities 2013


December 12

Junior Faculty Reference Group Meeting
All members are invited to take part in the Reference Group meeting where we will discussion the results of the semester and plans for the next one. This meeting is also a good opportunity to inform us of concerns and problems that junior researchers are facing and that should be addressed by Junior Faculty.



November 6

LiU Junior Faculty Career Day 2013: How to be Successful Scientist

This year the LiU Junior Faculty Career Day focuses on topics for building a career as an independent researcher. The situation of junior researchers at Linköping University and in Sweden will be addressed as well as important topics as the independence research line, collaboration between researchers and communication and commercialization of research results. During the Career Day, the prize winner of the Junior Faculty prize will be presented.


October 24

How to become a docent?

The aim of this seminar is to provide our members with information on the requirements for getting a docentship, to clarify the procedure and reveal any obstacles on the way. For this seminar the “docenturnämnder” from each faculty at Linköping University are invited to provide the necessary information. At the end of the seminar there will be the possibility to discuss this topic with “fresh” docents. 


October 3 -4, Physics building, Campus Valla

National Meeting of Junior Faculty/Future Faculty Organization

This year Linköping University is the host of the national meeting of Junior/Future Faculty (JF/FF) organizations of Swedish Universities. The national meeting takes place every year where the representatives of the JF/FF organizations meet to discuss problems and issues that junior researchers are facing, to find out solutions and to develop a common strategy or necessary actions of JF/FF.

The meeting will be on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, the representatives of JF/FF will present the institutions and challenges/issues, but also discuss which problems we have in common and how to solve them. Representatives of Vetenskapsrådet (Ämnesrådet av medecin och hälsa) are going to visit the universities this fall, and they ask for a meeting with representatives of junior researcher. We will discuss the position of JF/FF at the meeting. On Friday, we have invited members from the Young Academy of Sweden (Sveriges Unga Akademi) to join the national meeting. We will discuss how our organizations can collaborate with each other.


September 25

Commercialize your research

Junior Faculty of Linköping University invites you to the club meeting devoted to the commercialization of your research. The idea is to show to young researchers (postdocs, FoAss etc) the possibility and the way to commercialize their research, which support we can receive, which opportunities/programs exist, and how can we benefit from them. Two speakers will present two different programs: Johan Ahlström will tell about Mentor For Research program from IVA: participate in the program, get a mentor and expand your business oriented vision. Åsa Wallin will present the possibilities for young researchers that exist at Innovationskontoret (Research to Business program etc).Do not miss the chances to get the right information in a right time!


Spring 2013

May, 30

Stress and conflict situations at the work place

Karin Löfstrand from FeelGood is invited and she will give a presentation on "Stress and conflict situations at the work place". The intention of the seminar is to provide an open forum to discuss these topics. Questions that will be addressed are: What is stress? What are the risk factors for stress at work? What are typical reactions? and How can someone handle stress?

Since their will be time for discussion and to get the best outcome for yourself, it is recommended to reflect what at the working place does affect you, your health and your effectivity positively and negatively.


March, 13 - 27

Young Researchers Grant Application Workshop 2013

Wellcome to the Young Researchers Grant Application Workshop 2013. The event is a training opportunity for those, who plan to apply for Young Researchers VR grant. Take a chance to increase you competence in grant application writing and improve your competitiveness as a researcher!


February 28th

Publishing in science

This time we have invited Prof. Anthony Turner from Linköping University and Editor-in-Chief of Biosensors & Bioelectronics and David Lawrence from the University library. David Lawrence will speak on copyright and plagiarism. On the topic of authorship Prof. Anthony Turner will will share his experience as an Editor as well as discuss conflicts that may occur for young researchers when it comes to authorship, but he will also give information on the topic of authorship for the special case of patents.


Past activities 2012


December 5, 15:00-18:00, Planck, Physics building, Campus Valla

Forum Forum and Junior Faculty Joint Conference

Experience the synergy of two young organizations in LiU - Forum Scientium and Junior Faculty. Forum Forum is aiming at strengthening the local network between influential academic researchers or companies and the research groups represented by the members of Forum Scientium. Junior Faculty will present their vision on the local communication and collaboration between young scientists – both established and the new-coming, and will tell how researchers can benefit from it.


November 28, 9:00 - 17:00, Planck, Physics building, Campus Valla

LiU Junior Faculty Career Day 2012: Industry – Academy Bridge

A full day devoted to the career options for junior researchers, both in academia and industry. Take the opportunity to learn from the experience of researchers about collaboration between academia and industry, and the differences working in academia and in industry. What does industry expect from a young researcher? What is the difference in research activity being in academia and industry? What is the university vision on the collaboration between academia and industry? How is it supported by the main funding agencies? These are some of the questions that will be addressed during the JF Career Day.


October 24, 15:30 - 17:00, Boltzmann (E225), Physics building, Campus Valla

How to write a successful grant application?

Join us to learn more about how to write a funding proposal. Young researchers that already succeeded in getting funding will provide their advices and recommendations. Furthermore, representatives of the main funding agencies will express their opinion and give valuable recommendations.


September 26, 15:30 - 17:00, Jordan Fermi (J402), Physics building, Campus Valla

How to create a sustainable research group?

Enjoy the possibility to meet and listen to the young researchers, who already succeeded to create their own research group. The newly established leaders from different faculties will tell us about their own way to success, and will share their experience how to build a research group, what threats and possibilities may one meet on the way.

Spring 2012

May 16, 15:30 - 17:00, JKY24, Key Building, Campus Valla

Pedagogical meriting seminar

According to the new employment order, pedagogical skills should be considered as important as any other merit when it comes to promotion or employment. But how does it work in reality? Come and listen to the pro-dean of your faculty and the Director of CUL on how they look upon your teaching activities, and the balance between research and teaching. We will also discuss which type of pedagogical activities junior researchers should focus on and how they should be documented.


April 19, 15:30 - 17:00, D26, D-Building, Campus Valla

Project management seminar

Rune Olsson, IEI, will give a seminar in project management, where we will learn how to be more effective in our projects, how to deal with stress, set realistic goals and prioritize.

Past activities 2011


December 15, 15:00 - 16:00, Group room Avsikten, Div. of Cell Biology, Campus US

Christmas season get-together

Join us for coffee, glögg, Lucia buns and gingerbread thins


November 24, 9:00 - 18:00, Planck, Physics building, Campus Valla

LiU Junior Facultys Career Day 2011

A full day on the topic of career options for junior researchers, both in academia and in industry. Take the opportunity to have an eye to eye meeting with a career coach to dicuss your future career. Learn how to communicate your competence. Hear about the new career paths at LiU and the work of the LiU appointment boards. The afternoon offers a seminar on the double role as a teaching researcher and a researching teacher and a grand finale: a very interesting seminar on academic leadership by University Chancellor Lars Haikola. There will also be representatives from various companies and organisations presenting their activities.

The full program can be found here.

The report from the LiU Junior Faculty Career Day can be found here.


November 3, 15:30 - 17:00, Nationernas Hus

Hitting the glass roof - what about gender issues?

Recent statistics and testimonies from individuals indicate that gender issues can be a career obstacle. Come and listen to Rector Helen Dannetun, Prof. Boel Berner and research assistant Helen Peterson, on their experiences and insights.


October 13, 15:30 - 17:00, Nationernas Hus

What characterises a cheating scientist?  

Prof. Jaana Hallamaa from Helsinki will give a different and thought-provoking introduction to the mind-set of a cheating scientist and the down-going spiral from innocent to corrupt. As bonus, we will discuss the problem of plagiarism.


September 8, 15:30 - 17:00, Nationernas Hus

Orakel: New career path at LiU - How will it affect you?

The project leader Prof. Kajsa Ellegård and the Director of human resources Randi Hellgren will inform us about the new career path at LiU and the criteria that will be used for recruitment and promotion.


Spring 2011

May 19, 15.15-17.00 Planck, Fysikhuset, Campus Valla


Together with Forum Scientium, we invite to contribution and participation in an informal workshop to share ideas about future collaboration projects. For more information and for how to register for the workshop, please see the Invitation (PDF).


May 5, 15.00-17.00 Nationernas Hus


Panel discussion with Prof. Christer Svensson (ISY), Prof. Claes-Fredrik Helgesson (Tema T) Prof. Ebo de Muinck (IMH) and Prof. Lars Hultman (IFM). When and why should junior researchers get involved in organization of conferences, participation in committees and editing of journals?


April 7, 15.00-17.00 Nationernas Hus


Dr. Maria Swartz from LiU Innovation will guide us in how to go from idea to commercial product  and introduce the support available from LiU Innovation.


March 17, 15.00-17.00 Nationernas Hus


Dr. Elaine Sjögren and Lars Uhlin will help us to about acquiring merits as a portfolio of teaching experience. What merits will be decisive for your next application for a lectureship position?


Past activities 2010


November 25 . 13.00-16.30 Planck, Fysik-huset Campus Valla

JF Club:Junior Faculty Career day

Find your opportunity to discuss and reflect on your career. There will be a number of talks and exhibitions from a number of guests, ranging from foundations and financial backers, to internal resources such as researchers holding a position as LiU-foass, incubators etc. Save the date and look out for a more detailed program.


October 28 . 15.30-17 Nationernas Hus

JF Club: Having fun with grants.

Governance and policy: the role of foresight and adaptive strategies in grantmanship

Bohdan Sklepovych, strategic communicator at LiU, discusses strategies in project design in light of funding opportunities.

In the face of globalization and increased competition, as well current governance concerns shifting to broader issues regarding societal and sustainable needs, successful project development requires greater focus and balance in terms of contextual consideration. Bohdan plans on highlighting strategies helpful in project design and in aligning research needs and grantsmanship in light of funding opportunities, and concerns surrounding joint programming and the future of grand challenges.


September 30 . 15.00-17 Nationernas Hus

JF Club: Writing for publication

Professor Christian Berggen (IEI) and Pamela Wang (IKK) discuss different aspects of academic writing, from obstacles in writing to editorial contact.


September 25

Junior Faculty: Meeting with the ORACLE-group

Have your say about the future situation as a junior researcher in a more autonomus university


Spring 2010

June 1. 17.00-20.00 Nationernas Hus

Junior Faculty pre-summer get together

Old and new members of Junior Faculty met to network and celebrate the upcoming vacaction.


May 20. 15.00-17 Nationernas Hus

JF Club: Strategies for building a strong research group

Professor Björn-Ola Linnér (winner of the Junior Faculty Prize), Professor Karin Wårdell and Professor Anna Norrby-Teglund gave their perspectives on how to build and maintain a strong research group, being succesful both in research and in team management.


March 22. 15.00-17 Nationernas Hus

JF Club: Branding workshop - how to create a "trade mark"

Professor Magnus Klofsten, Professor Fredrik Nyström and Docent Andreas Fejes spoke about how to think outside the box while marketing yourself, your scientific results or research group


March 11. 12-17 konsert & kongress, Linköping

Conference on grading (Held in Swedish)

CUL hosted a half-day event, focusing on grading in undergraduate courses. 


March 4. 15.30-17 Nationernas Hus

JF Club: Improve your qualities for PhD supervision

Åsa Bergenheim, Umeå University shared her expertise on postgraduate supervision

Useful literature:

- Appel, Monika & Åsa Bergenheim (2005) Reflekterande forskarhandledning: Om samarbetet mellan handledare och doktorand. Lund: Studentlitteratur

- Bergenheim, Åsa & Karin Ågren (red.) (2008) Forskarhandledares robusta råd. Lund: Studentlitteratur


February 16. 16-20. T1, C-huset, Campus Valla

Hur viktiga är unga forskare för Sverige? (held in Swedish)

Naturvetarförbundet, SSF och KVA inbjöd till rundabordsdiskussion i Linköping kallad "Hur viktiga är unga forskare för Sverige?"


February 1. 15.15-16.30 Tem21 (f.d. Elysion) i Hus T

Paneldebatt om medarbetarsamtal som redskap för unga forskares och lektorers karriärplanering (held in Swedish)

Resultat från enkät riktade till juniora forskare vid FilFak och Utbildningsvetenskap presenterades och diskuterades.

Medverkade gjorde bland annat:
Monika Rissanen, Personalavdelningen
Kalle Bäck, prefekt på ISAK
Bengt Sandin, temaansvarig på tema Barn



January 21. 15.30-17 Nationernas Hus

JF Club: Workshop - How to get a mentor

Your unique opportunity to get a mentor

Documents used during the day

Career planning document.doc


Recommended readings:

Marian Olsson (2008) Mentorskap. Stockholm: Liber AB
Gunilla Arhén (2007) Mentor. Helsingborg: Schibsted förlagen AB
Gunilla Ahlström (2007) Mentorskap. Liber AB


Past activities 2009


December 10

LiU-JF Nobel conference 
Junior researchers presented recent work and disussed possibilities for future collaborations with other junior researchers within existing and plausible upcoming projects. 


November 26

Career day 

Presentations and exhibitions for Junior Researchers on career opportunities within and outside the academic world. The first annual Junior Faculty Prize for sustainable research environments were awarded professor Björn-Ola Linnér.


September 24

The importance of pedagogical merits for positions in academia 

The prerequisites for tenure positions at LiU were discussed with Randi Hellgren (PA) and Ellinor Edwardsson-Stiwne (CUL).


February 26 and March 12
Grant Workshop 

Junior researchers were allowed to bring their preliminary research proposals to senior evaluators for help to make better grant applications. The first day, February 26, there were presentations from reviewers in different scientific boards as well as information from Grants Office. Then a initial group discussion took place about the grant applications. The second day, March 12, further discussions were made within the groups and a final presentation by Per Dannetun, Grants Office.


January 29

Media training workshop 

Björn Carlgren, media trainer and journalist, trained several junior researchers to be better in approaching media. Two important lessons were to be prepared beforehand when meeting journalists and to be able to summarise the findings in just 1 minute and 30 seconds.


Events before 2009

Nov 27, 2008

Career Development Workshop 

Important ideas from Career Development Workshop

A short compilation of the results.

Mentorship Programme

Poster Presentation Workshop

Branding Workshop

Tenure Track Seminar

Seminar on Academic Portfolio

Seminar on how to give Career Advice for Senior Faculty

JF Prize in Sustainable Research Environment (to encourage supportive senior researchers)


Härskarteknik - den fula vägen till makt

Elaine Bergqvist, retorikkonsult, författare och
en av Sveriges mest anlitade föreläsare

Hur kan du hantera härskartekniker utan att betraktas som offer eller angripare?

Hur undviker du att själv omedvetet använda härskartekniker?

Seminariet uppmärksammar det subtila i härskarsituationer och föreslår hur dessa kan hanteras. Den belyser också hur olika kvinnors och mäns metoder kan vara. Men en sak är gemensam: de tar den fula vägen till makt.

Härskarteknik (jpg)


September 2008, 25

Creating a Successful Research Group


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Inspiration and Mingle with Patrik Brundin, Professor of Neuroscience, Lund University, on the 25th of September 2008 at Nationernas Hus.

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mingle and chat with Siemens, Sectra, VTI, Mathcore, Ericsson, STINT, SULF, Unik Resurs and LiU Innovation

STINT information on Institutional Grants for Younger Researchers – for collaboration with prominent foreign research groups


Seminar on how to write a successful CV within and outside academia
(presentations by Grants Office and Sectra)

Panel debate on career opportunities for junior researchers within and outside academia with:

Anna Ledin, secretary general FORMAS/Professor at DTU
Gustav Amberg, vice president for faculty development and gender equity, KTH
Mats Hammar, Dean HU, LiU
Lennart Ståhle, senior councellor and administrative director, HSV
Torbjörn Einarsson, Multimedia Technologies Manager, Ericsson Research
Claes Lundström, research manager, Sectra

Moderator: Per Dannetun, Grants Office LiU


Cooperation, Communication and Creativity

Prof. Anita Lloyd Spetz (IFM) and Prof. Jerker Rönnberg (IBL) discuss how to succeed with interaction and communication between researchers and within research groups.


February 2008

Climbing the Career Ladder at LiU

-representatives from all faculties inform and discuss criteria for becoming associate professor (docentur)

Bo Svensson, Arts and Sciences
Olle Ståhl, Health Sciences
Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren, Educational Sciences
Dan Loyd, Institute of Technology


January 2008

Creating Value and Impact with your Future Research Group

- all you need to know about LiUs support for entrepreneurship and commercialization.
Seminar with Arne Jacobssen and Carina Schärberg 

For more information see LiU Innovation KontorEtt!


LiU-JF evaluation for 2007!

LiU-JF evaluation 2007 (pdf)


November 2007

Grant(ing) success!

See the whole presentation from Grants office  via the link below.

Grant(ing) success! (pdf)


 October 2007

Your tool for becoming a good leader

Below you can find the links to the presentation, and some literature from our seminar on leadership in

presentation (ppt)

leadership styles (word doc)

literature - dalai lama (jpg)

literature - leadership (jpg)

literature - leadership(jpg)


September 2007

Expanding ideas into reality

Below you can find the links to the presentations, networks and companies that were involved in our seminar and dinner party 

Crearum presentation on Creativity (pdf)

Biomedley 2005



Reference group meeting and summer pub


Happening NOW



We are very proud to announce that the board decides to attribute the 2020 prize to the GRANTS OFFICE for their amazing work and support for the early career Researcher. The GRANTS OFFICE, represented by Agneta Jansson, Head of Grants Office, is a very important organization for the establishement of young researchers as independant researchers, aiming to support them in their funding search to develop their own project.


The prize was given at the digital Career Day, organized with Forum Scientium (December 7th).


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