Scholarship program for researchers at the beginning of their careers
Researchers who have recently graduated and obtained their doctoral degree are an important resource for future research and shape the creative research base, contributing to developments of ideas and innovations. To support PhD-students and researchers at the beginning of their careers, BalticWaters launches a scholarship program contributing with funds for equipment and travels necessary for carrying out scientific studies. BalticWaters strive to support the development of knowledge in different research areas and welcomes thus applications from researchers in different disciplines, both natural and social sciences. The Scholarship program for new researchers is funded by Kerstin Skarne and family.
Scholarship for action-oriented research
The Baltic Sea faces extensive and complex challenges such as eutrophication, overfishing and emission of harmful chemicals. A changing climate is also a growing threat to the Baltic Sea environment. Achieving a healthier ocean requires strong measures based on science. It requires a knowledge building on functioning measures from different perspectives, both natural and social sciences. The aim of the applicant’s research, regardless of subject orientation, should build up knowledge about measures that can lead to reduced eutrophication, functioning ecosystems, and a better management of our inland sea.
The scope of the scholarship and the applicant
The scholarship program is aimed at PhD-students, researchers holding a PhD, postdoctoral researchers and assistant professors hired at universities and research institutes, who have funding for their salary but need additional support to conduct their research. PhD-students can apply for up to SEK 100,000 for equipment, field studies, materials and travel necessary to carry out the research. Others, that is, researchers holding a PhD, postdoctoral researchers and assistant professors can apply for up to SEK 200,000 for the same purpose. Salary is not granted. The scholarship can be awarded maximum twice to the same applicant. A total of SEK 1,5 million is distributed per year.
The reason why BalticWaters establishes the scholarship program
The foundation wants to increase the attractiveness of natural and social science research aimed at developing new knowledge about our environment, as well as measures that can contribute to maintaining good ecological status in run-of waters, archipelagos, and marine environments.
In the long term, the foundation hopes that the program will be self-financed through external donations and gifts from individuals, companies, and organizations. But it takes time to build up knowledge of the investment, which is why funds for the first 5 years will be distributed by the foundation.
Welcome to apply!