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Biosciences

The information below concerns general application. It is also possible to apply for scholarships in the biosciences from the separate Foundations and post doc scholarships listed under the header Documents to the right.

Post Doc Scholarships to Japan FY 2014

The second call for Post doc standard is open until 15 May 2014.

For more information, please read under the heading Publications to the right.

General announcement for Biosciences

Available funds 2014: SEK 1 528 000

Closing date for applications: 31 August 2014.

Scholarships up to a SEK 100,000 maximum will be allocated to scientists without a post doctoral degree and postdoctoral researchers will be allocated up to SEK 300,000. Applicants who gained their PhDs in the past five years are prioritized among the latter. Scholarships over
SEK 100 000 are granted only in exceptional cases. Scholarships are primarily for travel and material costs and payable for a maximum of one year. 

Scholarships are not granted for conferences or projects already completed when the decision is made, which takes places about three months after the application deadline.

The institutes of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences can apply for a two-year grant of up to SEK 600,000 for the purpose of researcher recruitment. This grant is applied for by the director of the institute concerned. An application of this kind may be submitted every two years.

Within Biosciences, special funds have been allocated for:

  • research on composite plants, especially the genus Hieracium (‘hieraciology’)
  • studies of mosses and lichens (in Sweden, especially the counties of Västmanland, Värmland and Dalarna)
  • studies of Salix (willow) forms
  • travel for entomological research
  • travel in Sweden for studies of lower invertebrates
  • travel in Sweden for ornithological research
  • travel in Sweden for plant geographical studies
  • travel in botanical purpose to Brazil or other inter-tropical country

Application

Rules for individual applicants
A link to the application site is provided below. In the system, the user can create an account, enter personal particulars and upload the requisite annexes in electronic form. Finally, the user shall print out a form, sign it, get it attested by the head of the institute concerned and send it to the address specified on the form. Please note that you must submit the application electronically first, before you can print out the form for signing. The form must have arrived to the Academy no later than 7 days after the closing date.

When the application for Biosciences is created, it will be called Bioscience14. 

Rules for the institutes of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
A link to the web-based application system is provided below. In the system, the user can create an account, enter the institute’s particulars and upload the application annexes in electronic form. Finally, the user shall print out a form, get it signed by the head of the institute and send it to the address specified on the form. Please note that the application must be submitted electronically first, before it can be printed out for signing. The form must have arrived to the Academy no later than 7 days after the closing date. When the application for Biosciences is created, it will be called Bioscience14.

Supplementary material submitted separately, incomplete applications and/or faxed or emailed applications will not be considered. Application documents will not be returned.

Closing date for applications: 31 August 2014.

Allocation

About three months after the application period ends, all applicants can see, through their web accounts, which applicants have been successful. During the application process, applicants can also see the progress of their applications. Only applicants who are awarded Scholarships or grants will be contacted in writing by the Academy.

More information

To the application site

Contact

Peter Brandén
Scholarship Administrator
+46 8 673 95 00
scholarship@kva.se

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