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Fellowships and grants

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Wallenberg Travel Grants - Ongoing

Application Deadline: Ongoing

It is now possible to apply for funding for international travels to conferences and research visits for young researchers from the Wallenberg Foundation.

In 1967, in conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the board authorised the so-called jubilee donation, which is primarily intended to fund travel by younger researchers. This appropriation was later extended, since 1997 by the board's annual decisions.

The appropriation is placed at the disposal of the Vice-Chancellor to "primarily benefit scholarships for such travel as best promotes a personal exchange of scientific knowledge to the benefit of Swedish research."

Applications can be submitted throughout the year. Applicants ought to be aware that these travel grants are in great demand, and as a consequence the total cost of a single trip can seldom be awarded. In order to fulfil the donor's stipulations, in general the trip must promote research. This means, of course, that among other things applicants must normally have documented scientific activities of their own in order to be considered.

The following criteria are taken into account when awarding Wallenberg funding:

  • The grants are intended for younger researchers and doctoral students
  • The trip shall promote research
  • Researchers who have not previously received a grant are given precedence
  • A personal scientific contribution is a requirement (see form, 'mandatory')
  • The grants are intended for travel costs and conference fees abroad, not in Sweden
  • Costs for accommodation and family members are not awarded

Special application form

Remember to enclose the documents stipulated on the form. The form and enclosures should be sent to:

We look forward to receiving your application!

Postdoctoral fellowship in pancreatic cancer research with focus on fibroblast interactions – 2020-05-29

We are currently looking for a postdoc in pancreatic cancer research for a period of two years starting in June 2020 or as agreed.

Application deadline: May 29 2020

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Postdoctoral Scholarship (2 years) in analytical chemistry for studies on Hyperemesis Gravidarum – 2020-06-03

Application deadline: 3 June, 2020

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Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) in RNA biology and cancer – 2020-06-08

The fellowship is placed at the Department of Medical Biosciences, which has approximately 100 employees and carries out high quality research and education. This position is also connected to the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) at Umeå University.

Application deadline: June 8 2020

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Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) within landscape genomics of conifer trees – 2020-06-30

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science invites applicants for a postdoc fellowship in landscape genomics and phylogeography of conifer trees. The fellowship is full-time for two years with access on August 17, 2020 or according to agreement.

Application deadline: June 30, 2020

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Postdoctoral research fellowship (2 years) on mechanisms of autophagy – 2020-07-01

The project is funded by European Research Council (ERC) and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW). The project is interdisciplinary with strong collaborations across scientific disciplines. The fellowship is for 2-years tax-exempt with start as soon as possible. The stipend is 282 000 SEK per year.

Application deadline: July 1, 2020

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Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) – deep learning for automatic processing and analysis of LC-MS metabolomics data – 2020-08-18

Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, is now offering a postdoctoral fellowship within a project where we will develop new AI approach for improvement of ’omics’ data processing.

Application deadline: August 18, 2020

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