The Osher Endowment

The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation supports researchers who wish to spend time with colleagues at a university in the United States. News from autumn 2017 is also that the funds can be used for scholarships to cover tuition fees for US students' master's programs at Chalmers. 

These funds are intended to support collaboration between researchers at Chalmers and colleagues at prominent universities in the USA to develop their research and find new inspiration. The funds can be used to cover research costs, accommodation and travel expenses up to 12 months. The department at which the researcher is employed must cover salary costs.

Applicants should have a Ph.D., be employed at Chalmers and lead an established research group, including PhD students as well as other co-workers. Another researcher, PhD student, or post doc in the group can do the travelling, but there has to be a clear benefit to the entire group. In the decision process, considerable weight will be given to the openness to collaboration with other groups at Chalmers as well as a clear plan for continued collaboration with the counterpart in the USA. The application can include one or more people. The research period can be up to one year, possibly divided into several stays.

The goal is to grant funds to a minimum of five researchers each year. You may apply any time during the year. 

The application should include a short presentation of the exchange and the aims (one A4 page) as well as a budget showing how the funds will be used. It must be approved by the Head of Department (for doctoral students, a supervisor's approval is also required). 

Please state if you have applied and received funds from other sources.

Applications will be processed continuously during the year.

Apply by link below:​

Birgitta Rorsman 031-772 2733

For more information (only in Swedish):

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