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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:

Anna Tjernberg, Planning Office

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Two postdoctoral stipends (2 years) to study development of biological drugs for treatment of periodontitis, wound healing and radiation-induced side effects – 2020-02-15

The laboratory of Professor Tor Ny investigates the role of the protease plasminogen in inflammatory processes such as wound healing, radiation side effects, periodontitis and periimplantitis. We have discovered that the plasma protein plasminogen is a key inflammatory regulator that play an important role in the defense against several diseases. Unique mouse models for the study of these diseases have been developed.

Application deadline: 15 February 2020

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Postdoctoral Scholarship (2 years) in analytical chemistry for studies on Hyperemesis Gravidarum – 2020-03-16

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a serious complication of pregnancy that is associated with adverse fetal and child development and maternal and fetal morbidity. Up to 2 out of 100 women will suffer from HG during their pregnancy and typical symptoms include chronic vomiting, dehydration, malnutrition, and muscle pain, which may persist until delivery or longer.

Application deadline: 16 March 2020

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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Identification of target genes for different stress responses and characterization of their dependency on different Mediator subunits in Arabidopsis thaliana – 2020-02-29

A postdoctoral fellowship is open at the Department of Medical Biochemistry.

Application deadline: 29 February 2020

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Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) with focus on determining the dynamic composition of the Mediator complex – 2020-02-29

A postdoctoral fellowship is available at the Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå Plant Science ( Centre, a highly stimulating research environment at Umeå University. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to join the project “Decoding Signalling Networks Controlling Plant Stress Responses”, a large multidisciplinary 5-year project that involves 3 research groups. 

Application deadline: 29 February 2020

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Postdoctoral research fellowship, 2 years, on mechanisms of autophagy – 2020-03-02

The fellowship is for 2-years tax-exempt with start as soon as possible. The stipend is 282 000 SEK per year.

Application deadline: 2020-03-02.

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Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) in cell biology using correlative cryo electron microscopy

The fellowship, funded by the Kempe Foundations, is for two years starting 2020 according to agreement. The stipend is 300 000 SEK per year.

Application deadline: March 10th, 2020.

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Postdoctoral fellowship, 2 years, in Organic Electronics – 2020-03-16

The fellowship is for two years, with a starting date of June 1st 2020, or according to agreement. The tax-free fellowship is financed by Carl Tryggers Foundation and amounts to 300 000 SEK per year.

Application deadline: March 16th, 2020.

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Postdoctoral fellowship, 2 years, in the use of wood in architecture education

The fellowship, funded by the Kempe Foundation, is for two years. The tax-free scholarship is SEK 300,000 per year. The start date is the 31st of August 2020, or by agreement. 

Application deadline: March 27th, 2020.

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Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) – deep learning for automatic processing and analysis of LC-MS metabolomics data – 2020-03-31

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: 31 March 2020

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