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.


The grant can be applied for by natural scientists, working as teachers or researchers in the natural sciences employed at universities or university colleges in Sweden.


Application 2022
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 February 1 the year of application in a single document (PDF file). Address:


Villa Martinson


Stipend period & amount
Villa Martinson, May. Stipend amount is  SEK 10,000, excluding the rental cost paid by the Foundation. The apartment made available to the stipend holder is completely renovated.

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.



Application deadline

1 February 2022


Application to be sent to:


Hasselblad Foundation

Ekmansgatan 8

SE-412 56 Göteborg



Stipends for Villa Martinson 2018


Amanda Mattsson, Doctoral student at the Department of Chemical Engineering (CHE), Mid Sweden University

Soodabeh Majdi, Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg













Stipends 2017


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 2016


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”.