Ragnar Söderberg project in law

Application
1 November – 29 November 2016 at 15:00. Apply using the web-based submission service. Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Qualifications
This call is addressed to junior researchers with a PhD that have innovative ideas, proven scientific excellence and high ambitions to develop their research.

All of the researchers in the application must:

  • hold a Swedish PhD or an equivalent foreign degree awarded during 2005–2015. (This period can be extended by a maximum of 2 years to allow for eligible career breaks, which include continuous periods of at least 1 month of parental leave or long-term illness.)
  • have established research at, or taken up contact with, a Swedish university or research institute.

The grant
The grant may be awarded for a period of maximum four years. For applicants having an permanent employment (tillsvidareanställning), the grant may cover a maximum of 50 % of the salary costs. Indirect costs and direct rental costs for office are financed according to the policy of the Foundation (available only in Swedish). The grant period can start at earliest 1 July 2017 and at latest 1 January 2018.

Evaluation
Applicants will be evaluated by the scientific quality of their research proposal and by their qualifications and potential as a researcher. Three peer-reviewers, professors at different universities and within different research areas, will evaluate eligible applications.  Each proposal will first be assessed independently according to pre-determined criteria. At this stage the experts are anonymous to each other and to the applicants. This will lead to the identification of a number of highly rated proposals that will be discussed by the experts at a consensus meeting. Together, the group will decide on a ranking of the final proposals.

Decision
The board will take the final decision on awarding the grants, with the ranking as a basis. Successful applicants will receive a notification letter containing the terms and instructions on how the funding can be used and how it will be received. A list of all awarded grants will be published on the Foundation’s website. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified via e-mail and via ‘My page’.