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Research Support and Collaboration Office

The Research Support and Collaboration Office is Umeå University's central unit for research funding and collaboration. Besides offering support to the university's researchers, management and administrators, we provide a guiding way in for companies, organisations and authorities who wish to co-operate with our university.


Anders Wennström, research coordinator

I am responsible for the area of international research funding and focus on providing information about different funding opportunities and to provide direct support to researchers during the application writing.

Bodil Formark, research coordinator
Ewa Lantz, project coordinator
Folmer Bokma, research coordinator

As research coordinator focusing on analytics, I provide strategic and operational support by analyzing data on a.o. scientific productivity, funding applications and their approval rates.

Jeanette Bröms, other position, research coordinator
Johanna Gardeström, project coordinator

As coordinator, I provide support and tools to facilitate collaboration between academia and other sectors in society (private, public and NGOs).

Karl-Erik Renhorn, other position

I support and develop the process of application for external research funding, an review draft applications. I also teach research funding application writing.

Kristoffer Lindell, project manager

Project leader in the area research infrastructure and research information.

Lena Holmberg, communications officer

As a Communications Officer at the Research Support and Collaboration Office, I mainly work with the University website, the intranet (Aurora) and writing texts. 

Martin Englund, project coordinator
Mats Reinhold, project coordinator (absent)

I am a doctoral student at the Dep. of Psychology, and I am affiliated with the Gender Research School at the Umeå Center for Gender Studies. My research is about destructive leadership and gender.

Mona Mansour, expert
Sussi Mikaelsson, financial officer

I work as a budget advisor at Grant's Office, where I mainly focus on projects financed by the EU and/or Wallenberg. I am also the Organisationkontoansvarig for Prisma here at Umeå University.

You are most welcome to contact us if you for instance need help developing an idea, solving a problem, or improving your level of professional competence.

For example, we act as an intermediary for:

  • trainee jobs and study visits
  • contacts and various forms of support for the co-operation between industry and researchers
  • a wide variety of academic competence to improve your level of professional competence
  • contract training and education

We also initiate meeting places between the university and the industry, the public and/or non-profit sector.


Contact information

Visiting Address:
University Liaison Building, 5th floor

Tel: +46 90-786 50 00