SEK 33 million to young researchers

[2016-12-15] The Swedish Research Council has decided which prominent young researchers should be granted consolidation grants. The Council has approved twenty grants of which three go to Umeå University.

The purpose of the grant is to give the most prominent young researchers the opportunity to consolidate their research projects, expand and broaden their research activities. This is the first time the grant is given.

In total, the Swedish Research Council received 307 applications and twenty of those were granted funds, which is an approval rate of 6.5 per cent. Out of 108 female applicants, eight were approved. There were 198 male applicants and 12 of them were approved. The approval rate is hence 7.3 per cent for women and 6.1 per cent for men.

The total sum granted for the period 2016–2022 is SEK 221,388,000.

Nelson Gekara, Ingeborg Waernbaum, Martin Rosvall
This years grant recipients from Umeå University: Nelson O. Gekara, Ingeborg Waernbaum and Martin Rosvall. Photo: Mattias Pettersson

Approved grants

Nelson O. Gekara, researcher at Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)
The role of DNA-damage signalling proteins in the innate immune system, over 2019–2022: SEK 9 million

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Ingeborg Waernbaum, senior lecturer at Umeå School of Business and Economics
Development of new statistical methods for analyzing causal effects using population-based register dat, over 2017–2022: SEK 12 million.

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Martin Rosvall, senior lecturer at the Department of Physics
A mesoscope for complex systems: Mapping flow pathways in social and biological systems, over 2017–2022: SEK 12 million

Editor: Anna Lawrence

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