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The Elisabet "Bollan" Lindén Stipend

In the testament of Elisabeth Lindén, The University of Gothenburg received a gift of 2.4 million Swedish kronor for medical research. The Core Facilities at the Sahlgrenska Academy has been assigned by the vice-chancellor to allocate the scholarship, as it is a platform with the opportunity to support medical research from a broad perspective.

The scholarship is announced to young researchers working at the Sahlgrenska Academy and should be used for work performed at the platforms within Core Facilities. The aim is to acquire knowledge and utilize techniques in Bioinformatics, Proteomics, Advanced Microscopy, Cell Culture/Protein Production or use the Animal Facility (EBM). The call and the evaluation of applications are handled by the faculty's Council for Core Facilities. A total sum of 250,000 SEK per year will be distributed to a maximum of 5 scholars. The scholarship can be obtained at most three times for the same project.

Who can apply? Young researchers active in medical research at the Sahlgrenska Academy. This means that doctoral (PhD) students or researchers who have obtained their PhD degree no more than 5 years ago (parental leave excluded) is the target group.

Application

Application is made via an electronic application form. The form can be saved for recurring editing before final submission.

The following information is required for a complete application:

  • The applicant's institutional affiliation at the Sahlgrenska Academy
  • Motivation/Shorter project description (max 300 words) and a Research plan in English (to be attached as a pdf-document, maximum 4 pages including references, pictures, tables, etc.)
  • Curriculum vitae including academic degrees, previous and current appointments and listed scientific publications.
  • An estimated total cost calculation for the project and the amount applied for must be stated (max. 75,000 kr).
     

The web-based application form is divided into 4 steps, each of which must be complete before proceeding to the next step. 1) Personal data. 2) Research project. 3) Cost calculation. 4) Final review and submission.
After submitting the form, a copy of the application is automatically sent to the group leader/supervisor for approval. Once the approval has been received, the examination of the application can begin.

Application Period

The application period opens annually on the 1st of March and closes on the 30th of April. Scholarships will be announced on the 14th of September and funds are available until December of the following year.

Note that no transfer of funds is made directly to the scholar. As the funds are used within the Core Facilities, the costs are deducted from the grant.

Prioritizing

Received applications will be evaluated and ranked by 5-7 scientifically competent non-biased members from the Sahlgrenska Academy's Council for Core Facilities. Bias is defined for these scholarships as ongoing or previous cooperation with the applicant or his/her supervisor (time limit 5 years). Delicacy disqualification is defined as for other government agencies. The fact that the evaluator in question is in the same department as the applicant is therefore not regarded as a bias/disqualification. When prioritizing submitted applications, these will be graded on a scale of 1-5 according to the following criteria:

  • Research question
  • Methodology
  • Competence/Feasibility
  • Medical relevance
  • Delivered report (on renewed application)

 

Decision

Decisions on granted applications are taken by the Sahlgrenska Academy's Council for Core Facilities based on the recommendation of the expert group's overall assessments.


About Elisabet "Bollan" Lindén

Elisabeth Lindén, also known as Bollan, lived in Alingsås and had no heirs but decided to leave all her funds by will to medical research at the University of Gothenburg. The scholarships will be awarded yearly on the 14th of September, in memory of Bollan on her birthday.

Application form

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The form is open annually for application between March 1 to April 30.

Page Manager: Core Facilities web edito|Last update: 3/1/2018
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