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Advice for applicants

The advice below is given as an aid for filing, and later, for the assessment of an application.

  • It is desirable that the presentation of the popular-science summary is written in Swedish
  • The supervisor's recommendation letter is to be formulated according to the “Memorandum for Supervisors”. This statement must be signed personally by the supervisor concerned. Applications lacking this signature will not be accepted
  • Other financial support for the project in question must also be reported
  • Concerning travel grants.
    Remember to state WHEN the trip is to be undertaken and its destination. The applicant´s contribution at the meeting (talk or poster) must be included with the application, and WHETHER OR NOT IT HAS BEEN ACCEPTED must be reported. It is an obvious fact that travel and meeting colleagues are of utmost importance, and therefore this need not to be taken up in the application. Concentrate instead on other reasons for the trip.

Curriculum Vitae

This is an important document, being an account of one´s life and career, and can be described as a chronological resumé of one´s career to date, for example, work, qualifications gained, training, courses taken, maternity leave.
A curriculum vitae should include:

Name in full, with the commonly used, given name underlined,
Date of birth (and social security number or the equivalent)
Marital status
Addresses: both postal and e-mail addresses, both home and work

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

For our purposes, the chronological account of your career to date does not need to go back further than to the date of your University Entrance Certificate (Baccalaureate, Higher School Certificate, General Certificate of Education (GCE) or equivalent) and may be grouped under headings such as Education and Employment for Extended Periods. Short-term employment , such as temporary jobs, need to be described only very briefly. It is important that the resumé concludes with your current position, noting the date you took it up and the date it is to end.

For a post-doc, it is required to give details of the position currently held, the support received for the position (how the position is financed), whether you are a member of a research group or whether you are the head of your own research group, and whether your post-doc position is at the institute at which you presented your doctoral thesis.

In the case of a research student, the date of enrolment at the research studies programme and the supervisor´s name and addresses are required.
The supervisor´s recommendation letter should indicate how far the student´s research project has currently advanced, whether it is at an initial stage or approaching finalisation.

The curriculum vitae should also include the following:

1. A list of published, original articles , electronic or printed, in journals with a referee system. Articles in press can be included. Contributions to conferences must have been published in the conference proceedings with a referee system, in order to be accepted for this category. For each article, the list of authors, the title of the journal, volume and pages must be given.
2. Manuscripts currently submitted for publication but not yet accepted can be cited here. However, all those manuscripts which you have lying in the drawer of your desk should wait until they can be categorized under headings 1. or 2.
3. Other publications, for instance, on popular science, data compilations, books, etc., can be listed here.
4. Abstracts of contributions to conferences can also be listed here.

One can also list short descriptions of other activities, such as teaching, prizes received, invited talks given, memberships of committees, external assignments undertaken and financial support received from councils and endowments.

Periods of work at foreign institutes of importance to the applicant can be listed here, for example, field work and extended periods of work at other scientific laboratories, e.g. post-doc positions.

The financial support for the project in question.
Help and the rules to be followed are described in “Rules Governing the Endowments of the Society” Please read these carefully and in detail.