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Ingvar Carlsson Award 6

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Description of call for proposal

The transition from postdoctoral studies to independent research often constitutes a bottleneck in a scientific career. With this in mind, the Board of the Foundation in December 2004 decided to establish a special programme to encourage young postdocs to come back to work in Sweden. The programme was named after Ingvar Carlsson in recognition of his contribution as Chairman of the Foundation during the period 1997-2002. The aim of the programme is to identify and support young, well-qualified postdocs who intend to start an independent, lasting and creative research career upon their return to Sweden. The research to be conducted should have a potential to strengthen Sweden’s future competitiveness. The Foundation has set aside MSEK 48 to fund twelve three-year grants, each of MSEK 4. The grants include a personal scholarship of SEK 60 000 that will be awarded to each recipient.

Full call for proposal text (pdf):

  Applied Granted Granted as a percentage
Total number of applications 63 12 19%
Life Sciences 40 6 15%
Bioengineering, Medical Technology and Life Science Technologies 3 1 33%
Material Science and Material Technologies 10 3 30%
Information, Communication, and System Technologies 5 1 20%
Computational Science and Applied Mathematics 5 1 20%
Other 0 0 0%
Female main applicants 15 5 33%
Male main applicants 48 7 15%
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