Anniversary Grant

Anniversary Grant – Communication in Science



The SEK 200 000 grant is intended for researchers, journalists and communication officers involved in making scientific research accessible to a wider audience.


In connection with the 40th anniversary of the Hasselblad Foundation, we are bringing attention to the importance of communication within the natural sciences.


Communication of scientific knowledge is becoming increasingly important, at the same time as ‘knowledge resistance’ in the public debate is a growing phenomenon. One example of this can be found in the area of climate change, where large amounts of knowledge and scientific data are available regarding not only the threats humanity is facing but also possible solutions. Young people are an important group to reach with this information, as they will be forced to face and deal with the climate change problem for a very long time. Effective dissemination of scientific findings to enable people, businesses and organisations to base their decisions on knowledge is of critical importance in a large number of scientific fields.


The grant will be awarded to a person who has made or is in the process of making important contributions in the area of communication of science.

The winner will be selected by a jury based on the following criteria:


  • Applicants must be 30 years old or younger.
  • Applicants must be based in a Nordic country and must be engaged in education, research or communication within the natural sciences (with the exception of medicine).
  • Applicants must be engaged in innovative ways to communicate scientific knowledge.


Application deadline: 15 September 2019


The grant must be used for:

A communication project within the natural sciences.

A project plan and a project budget must be enclosed with the application.

Form – grant

A report describing the completed project must be submitted by 30 June 2020.