FAQ – Postdoc Scholarship
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about postdoc scholarships from the Lundberg Foundation. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, you can look for answers in the other sections of this website. Otherwise, send your question to us by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We regularly update this page with new FAQs.
About the postdoc scholarship
For a full-year scholarship, this means a payment of SEK 174,000 per month in month 1 and in month 7. The result corresponds to a monthly salary of SEK 29,000 and if you apply for a shorter period than twelve months, the amount must be adjusted proportionally.
It is also possible to apply for a continuation scholarship for a second year.
To receive continued support, without interruption in payments, a new application then needs to be submitted to the foundation during next year’s application period in January / February. The same application form is used for both years, but the application for a second year must be accompanied by a report on the current state of the project, for the first scholarship year.
The foundation assumes that applications submitted meet the requirements for scholarship funding at the higher education institution where it operates.
You should apply to the Foundation for a deferral via e-mail as soon as possible after knowledge of upcoming interruption. Adjustments will be made in the Payment Plan and Reporting Plan as agreed. When the time is approaching to resume your postdoc project, you should contact the administration in good time to ensure that your payments start again at the right time.
The scholarship amount will be the same as before when you return to your studies, even if the Foundation in the mean time has made a board decision to raise the general scholarship amount for new applicants.
Who can apply?
The doctoral degree must be at most five years old at the time of application.
The applicant must have an invitation from a research group at a higher education institution, but lack employment or other funding for their living expenses.
The foundation assumes that applications submitted meet the requirements for scholarship funding at the higher education institution where the postdoc project will be operated.
Can you apply for a scholarship for travel, or for research conducted outside of a university course?
No, the application for travel scholarships will not be processed. The scholarship is personal and intended to cover the living expences of a postdoctoral fellow who conducts research projects for a maximum of one year. The scholarship holder can of course choose to use part of the money for travel.
The research project must be conducted at and in collaboration with the academic university.
Can foreign nationals or individuals with degrees from foreign universities apply for a scholarship?
However, people with a foreign doctoral degree cannot receive a scholarship.
Can you work on your application in a text editor such as Word and then paste the text into the fields in the online form?
Does a continuation application need to undergo the same confirmation steps as a first-time application?
Reporting to the foundation
At the end of the scholarship period, a final report must be submitted.
The final report must be submitted even if the doctoral student has continued support from the foundation for a second coming scholarship year.
Reports must be submitted through the digital application system. Look at the report plan. In your user account, the deadline is stated for status report and final report. About 30 days before it is time to submit the report at the latest, an automatic reminder will be sent by e-mail. Read more under FOR SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS – POSTDOC.
The first payment for a possible scholarship year two is conditional on an approved final report for the first scholarship year.