The Lars Erik Lundberg Scholarship Foundation aims to help more students to have the opportunity to do research and achieve doctorates, or conduct postdoctoral work, in the area of the built environment, which includes architecture, building technology, urban planning, housing and property management.
The aims of the Foundation are partly furthered by means of personal, taxfree, monthly scholarships to young postgraduate students at Sweden’s universities and institutes of technology who lack employment or other funding for their living expenses.
The foundation refers to the change in the The Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 2017: 947), where the possibility for a doctoral student to receive a scholarship is regulated.
A full-year scholarship for doctoral students currently amounts to to SEK 300,000, which means SEK 25,000 a month.
From the application period in 2021, the aims of the Foundation are also furthered by personal, taxfree scholarships to doctoral researchers who wish to do a postdoctoral work, but have not received an employment as a post doctor or receive other funding for this.
A full-year scholarship for postdoc currently amounts to to SEK 348,000, devided in two payments during the year, which corresponds to SEK 29,000 per month.
The Foundation grants around a total of ten scholarships every year.