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

Post Doc Scholarships to Japan

The calls for Post doc Short-term (1-12 months) and Post doc Standard (12-24 months)is open until 26 February 2016.

Post doc Standard
Announcement (Standard)
Information Sheet from JSPS (Standard)
Application form (Standard)

Postdoc Short-term:
Announcement (Short-term)
Information Sheet from JSPS (Short-term)
Application form (Short-term)

Stiftelsen P E Lindahls stipendiefond

Scholarships are awarded for scientific studies or continuing practical training within or outside Sweden. Six scholarships are divided between the humanities (2), medicine (2) and natural sciences (2).

Next call will open in May 2016.

Stiftelsen Nordenskjöldska Swedenborgsfonden

Scholarships and grants are awarded for research on Emanuel Swedenborg’s life and activities, or research in one of the fields to which Swedenborg was dedicated (mathematics, astronomy, geology, physiology, mechanics). Research into Swedenborg’s life and activities is prioritised.

Next call will open in May 2016.

General announcement for Humanities

Next call will open in May 2017.

Scholarships can be awarded to doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. In the latter category, applicants who were awarded a PhD in the past five years are prioritised. Scholarships above SEK 100,000 will only be granted in exceptional cases. In previous years, young researchers, travel to conferences or archives and field trips have been prioritised. Funding for salaries or leave of absence to prolong the doctoral period is not usually granted. Scholarships are awarded for a maximum period of one year.

Scholarships are not granted for conferences or projects that have been completed by the time the decision is made, which is about three months after the end of the application period.

Provide the name of the head of the institute/faculty, and support your application by appending documents such as invitations, a letter from your supervisor and/or letters of recommendation. Doctoral students must state their supervisor’s name.


A link to the web-based application system is provided below. When the application period opens, create an account, provide personal and application information, and upload the necessary documents as digital copies. Finally, print out the first page of the application, sign it, get it signed by the head of the institute/faculty and send it to the address specified on the first page. The form must be received by the Academy no later than 7 days after the application deadline.

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


Around three months after the end of the application period, it will be possible for all applicants to see which applications were successful via their web accounts. Only applicants who are awarded funding will be contacted in writing by the Academy.

More information

To the application site 


Peter Brandén
Scholarship Administrator
+46 8 673 95 00