Through the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation Chalmers is in a position to support researchers who intend to spend some time 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. Contribution from Chalmers alumni in the United States via "U.S. Friends of Chalmers "was an important basis for this estimated donation.
This foundation is aimed at researchers who, in collaboration with leading research environments and colleagues at prominent universities in the USA, wish to develop their research by finding new inspiration or guiding it along new paths. They can now apply for funding to cover costs while spending time in the USA. The costs supported by the fund are research costs, as well as accommodation and travel expenses up to 12 months.
The department at which the researcher is employed will cover the researcher's normal 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 only be up to one year, possibly divided into two stays.
The goal is to grant funds to a minimum of five researchers each year. You may apply any time during the year (not in July). The decision regarding the application will be taken by the Chalmers University Foundation.
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). Cover costs for one or more people.
Please state if you have applied and received funds from other sources.
Lillemor Kündig, 031-772 2569
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