The Hasselblad Foundation is offering two stipends for natural scientists to spend time at either Hôtel Chevillon in the village of Grez-sur-Loing in France or Villa Martinson in Jonsered. The stay at Hôtel Chevillon takes place in September and the stay at Villa Jonsered takes place in May.
The purpose is to offer a stay for a limited period that can offer peace and quiet to enable concentration on a piece of writing.
Dr Alyssa Joyce from the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg, has been awarded a scholarship for a stay at Villa Martinson in May 2017. Dr Joyce’s research focuses on sustainable aquaculture. During her stay, she will work on an article about the handling of pathogens in organic fish production.
Professor Per Sundberg from the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg, has been awarded a scholarship to Grez-sur-Loing in September 2017. In 2009, Professor Sundberg and two PhD students went on a collection trip to Chile with an aim to assess the local fauna of nemerteans (a primarily marine group of worm-like species). The purpose of the stay in Grez-sur-Loing is to finish documenting the results from the collection and describe the species found.
The results are based on a combination of so-called morphological characters and cladistic analysis (how different species are related) based on DNA sequences. The results will be of interest to the researchers specialising in nemerteans, but would also contribute to the understanding of marine ecosystems in Chile and add a piece of information to the mapping of biological diversity on Earth.
Stipends to Hôtel Chevillon and Villa Martinson
Applications must include personal information, position, short CV and a description (explanation) of the purpose of stay. Application form is not available. The application shall be provided the Foundation no later than 1 February the year of application in a single document (PDF file). Address: *protected email*
Hôtel Chevillon, November–December
Villa Martinson, May
Stipend amount is SEK 30,000, excluding the rental cost paid by the Foundation. The apartment and separate workroom made available to the stipend holder is completely renovated. The stay requires self-catering. The stipend holder has the opportunity to bring a family member to the Hôtel Chevillon at no additional rental cost during the stipend period.
The stipend holder must be aware of bringing his or her own computer. Network connection and a printer are available centrally at the Hôtel Chevillon.
Stipend amount is SEK 8,000, excluding the rental cost paid by the Foundation. The apartment made available to the stipend holder is completely renovated.
The stay requires self-catering. The stipend holder must be aware of bringing his or her own computer. Network connection is available.
Hasselblad Foundation announces who has been awarded the stipend by April the year of the application with a press release and an announcement on the website.
About Hôtel Chevillon and Grez-sur-Loing
Hôtel Chevillon has gone to the Nordic art history as one of two hotels in Grez-sur-Loing in the 1880s that hosted many highly recognized Nordic and Anglo-Saxon artists and writers, including Carl Larsson, Karl Nordström, Bruno Liljefors, the Danish and Norwegian Skagen painters, August Strindberg and Robert Louis Stevenson, among many others. In this carefully restored environment the Grez-sur-Loing Foundation, based in Gothenburg, now rents out apartments and studios to institutions, that in turn through grants offers artists, writers, photographers, scientists and others, the opportunity to live and work there for some months (www.grez-stiftelsen.se). Hôtel Chevillon is not a hotel in the ordinary sense. The stay requires self-catering. Hôtel Chevillon is not accessible for disabled persons.
Grez-sur-Loing is located approximately 70 km south of Paris and 9 km south of Fontainebleau. The village has an approximate population of 1,300. The central part with its meandering streets and enclosed areas has not changed much over the past hundred years. The old arch bridge and the ancient tower ruin are the two village landmarks.
About Villa Martinson
Villa Martinson is a former private villa located a stone’s throw away from Jonsered Manor. The house has five apartments and on its upper floor there is also a shared library for socializing, discussions and studies. The villa, with a view of undulating climes and lake Aspen, is named after Jonsered’s most famous literary reference, Harry Martinson, who lived here in his youth.
1 March 2017
Application to be sent to:
SE-412 56 Göteborg
Anna Godhe, Professor Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg is granted the stipend to Villa Martinson in Jonsered.
Anna Godhe’s main research interest is within phytoplankton ecology, the role of phytoplankton life-cycle stages, population genetic of phytoplankton, and interactions between different trophic levels in the pelagic environment. She has for several years studied the dynamics between the planktonic and benthic stages of microalgae.
Annie-Maj Johansson, Senior Lecturer Science at the School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Dalarna University, is granted the stipend to Villa San Michele in Grez-sur-Loing, France. Johansson’s research interest is about teaching and learning in primary school science. She received her PhD in Mathematics and Science Education in 2012 at the University of Stockholm with the thesis “Inquiry-based approach in primary school science”.