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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!

4 postdoctoral scholarships (2 years) in Computer Science with focus on AI for Data Management – 2020-10-18

The research will be carried out within the research group in “Artificial Intelligence for Data Management”, led by Prof. Diego Calvanese, well-known as one of the leading groups worldwide for its foundational and applied research at the interplay between semantic technologies, knowledge representation and reasoning, and databases.

Application deadline: 18 October 2020

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Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) to study mitochondrial DNA stability at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics – 2020-10-23

A 2-year postdoctoral fellowship is available to study mechanisms that guarantee mitochondrial DNA stability in eukaryotes. The research will be carried out at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics that offers a stimulating international research environment.

Application deadline: 23 October 2020

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Open postdoctoral fellowship in Integrative Neuroscience – 2020-10-30

A postdoctoral fellowship is now available for a highly motivated individual with a keen interest in photoreception and biological rhythms. The Nordic Daylight Research Programme is affiliated with the Wallenberg Centre of Molecular Medicine (WCMM) and led by Assoc Prof Katharina Wulff based at the Department of Molecular Biology and Radiation Sciences.

Application deadline: 30 October 2020

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One post-doctoral scholarship (3 years) in Economics – 2021-01-10

The Department of Economics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University, is looking for a post-doctoral scholar. The post-doctoral scholar will be part of the research environment of TEPN.

Application deadline: 10 January 2021

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Post-doctoral scholarships (3 years) in Accounting and Finance – 2021-01-15

The Department of Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University, is looking for a researcher that will strengthen our research about individuals’ and companies’ financial decisions from a behavioral perspective.

Application deadline: 15 January 2021

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