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Advice for applicants

Advice for applicants

The advice below is given as an aid for writing, and later assessing, an application.

  • The popular-science summary should preferably be written in Swedish, but for those who cannot speak Swedish an English summary is acceptable.
  • The supervisor's recommendation letter is to be formulated according to the “Memorandum for Supervisors of Research Students”. This statement must be signed personally by the supervisor concerned. Applications lacking this signature will not be assessed.
  • If other financial support has been obtained for the project then it must be stated.
  • Concerning travel grants: Remember to state WHEN the trip is to be undertaken and WHERE the destination is. An abstract of the applicant´s contribution to the meeting (i.e. oral or poster) must be included with the application, and WHETHER OR NOT IT HAS BEEN ACCEPTED must be reported. Describe any added value of the proposed trip.

Curriculum Vitae – A Curriculum Vitae should include

Name in full, and title, with given name underlined
Date of birth (and/or social security number, or personal number)
Addresses: both postal and e-mail addresses, at work

Some of this information may appear to be irrelevant. However, a number of the Society´s endowments stipulate that the age and nationality of the applicant are given.

For our purposes, a chronological resumé of the applicant’s academic career to date does not need to go back further than to the start of the applicant’s university education (or equivalent higher education) and may be grouped under headings such as Education, and Extended Periods of Employment. Short-term employment, such as temporary summer jobs, need only be described very briefly.

It is important that the resumé concludes with the applicant’s current position, and includes information about the date that the position started and the date it will end.

Post-doc applicants are required to give details of the position currently held (including start and end dates), how the position is financed, whether they are a member of a research group or lead their own research group, and whether they are currently employed in the same research environment where they obtained their doctoral degree.

For PhD students, the date of enrolment in postgraduate studies, and the name and address (including email address) of their main supervisor, are required. The supervisor´s recommendation letter shall clearly state how far the student´s research project has currently advanced, and whether it is at an initial stage, midway or approaching completion.

The Curriculum Vitae should also include the following

  • A list of published, original articles, electronic or printed, in journals with a referee system. Articles in press can also be included. Contributions to conferences must have been published in conference proceedings employing a referee system, in order to be accepted for this category. For each article, the list of authors, the title of the journal, and its volume and page numbers, must be stated.
  • Manuscripts currently submitted for publication but not yet accepted.
  • Other publications, for instance popular science articles, compilations, books, etc.
  • Abstracts of contributions to conferences.

Normally all co-authors should be listed, although if the author list is long one should instead list only the first three authors as well as any authors employed by the University of Lund.

One can also list short descriptions of other activities, such as teaching, honourable assignments undertaken and financial support received from councils and endowments.

Periods of work at foreign institutes of importance to the application can also be listed here, for example, field work or extended periods of work at other scientific laboratories, including post-doc positions.

Financial support of the project applied for

Advice for applicants, as well as the rules that need to be followed, are described in detail in the “Rules Governing the Endowments of the Society”. Please read these carefully.