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2014 Grants for female postdoctoral researchers in the natural sciences at Chalmers University of Technology, the University of Gothenburg and Karlstad University

The Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation’s grants for female postdoctoral researchers in the natural sciences at Chalmers University of Technology, the University of Gothenburg and Karlstad University.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Hasselblad Foundation is allocating funds to support female postdoctoral researchers in the natural sciences with a possible extension to adjacent scientific fields and life sciences. Grants may be applied for by female researchers employed at any one of the aforementioned universities on terms to be announced shortly. The grants total SEK 2 million for two female postdoctoral researchers of SEK 1 million each. Approved funds are to be regarded as contributions to each respective researcher’s postdoctoral project to be paid successively to the respective university over a maximum period of three years. 

The main aim of the Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation is to promote research and scientific teaching in the natural sciences and photography. This aim is achieved, in part, through research grants to the natural sciences as well as providing photography fellowships and an international award in photography.

According to one of the previous recipients, Elin Esbjörner Winters, Chalmers:

“In 2012, I received a research grant from the Hasselblad Foundation within the programme for female postdoctoral researchers in the natural sciences. The grant allowed me to research further into the significance of protein misfolding in the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Support from the Hasselblad Foundation has been particularly significant for me because it enabled the opportunity to expand my research group, which was an absolute necessity in getting time and resources to conduct new and exciting research that can lay the foundations for my research career and help establish me in my field. Furthermore, the grant has enabled my participation in new collaborative research and therefore strengthened my scientific network.”

Funding for women researchers for continued research qualification in the natural sciences at Chalmers university of technology, the University of Gothenburg and Karlstad University


For the third year running, the Hasselblad Foundation announces financial support for continued research support for women with PhDs in the natural sciences with a possible extension to closely-related fields of technology and life science. This funding may be applied for by women researchers employed by one of the universities mentioned in the heading, in accordance with terms and conditions soon to be announced. The sum total of this funding is SEK 2,000,000, to be divided as SEK 1,000,000 each for two women researchers. When granted, the financing is to be regarded as project funding to support the continued research of each of the two researchers, and is to be paid out to the respective universities during a period not exceeding three years.

The primary objective of the Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation is to promote research and scholarly education in the natural sciences and photography. We work toward this objective by, for example, funding scientific research and education, as well as by awarding stipends in photography and research in photography, and by awarding an international photography prize.  
In 2011 I was awarded financial support by the Hasselblad Foundation’s program for continued research funding for women in the natural sciences. My ambition is to be able to continue my research and be appointed senior lecturer by establishing my own research group, learning more and gaining more experience of teaching and supervising, and to expand my scientific network. This financing has helped me to gain further research qualifications. In my view, financing from the Hasselblad Foundation may serve a decisive function concerning continued research qualification and career opportunities for young women researchers.
Caroline Jonsson, University of Gothenburg

Caroline Jonsson about her research