Funding for Strategic Young Scholar Grants in Epidemiology or Biostatistics

Funding for Strategic Young Scholar Grants in Epidemiology or Biostatistics

The Strategic Research Program in Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet hereby announces funding for five (5) strategic Young Scholar Grants within Epidemiology or Biostatistics to support new leading junior researchers with particularly outstanding scientific merits and future potential within Epidemiology or Biostatistics. These grants, which can be used for salaries (own or graduate student) or other project related costs, will be set at 400 tkr per year (plus INDI) for a period of 2 years. Funding will be distributed in Q3, 2017 for the first year (2018) activities.

Eligible to apply for Young Scholar Grants are applicants who:
• Have defended their thesis no earlier than January 1, 2009 and at the latest on December 31, 2016. This time period can be extended up to one year on account of parental leave, sick leave, military service and internship (pre-registration/allmäntjänstgöring). 
• Have not received a prior grant or position from SfoEpi.
• Have a research plan for the next 2 years within Epidemiology or Biostatistics
• Are currently working at the Karolinska Institutet or Stockholms läns landsting, but not at the level of senior lecturer or professor.

The selection of the candidates will be based on the competence of the applicant, the scientific value and novelty of their research plan, and the relevance of their research to epidemiology and biostatistics. Particularly meritorious is the ability of the applicant to demonstrate how the planned activities will involve collaboration with more than one research group at KI.

The application should include the following documents:
1. A full CV including: dissertation date and title of thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, present position, academic awards, engagements in committees of trust, and external grant awards (incl ALF) as PI.
2. A complete list of publications.
3. A synopsis of current work (1 page)
4. A synopsis of proposed activity (max 5 pages, including references and figures, 12 p font size, 1.5 line space). The synopsis should be arranged under the following headings:
a. Specific aims: an account of the objective(s) of the proposed research activities.
b. Project description: a summary plan for the activities, including method and execution of the project.
c. Collaboration: a description of how the activities involve or will foster collaboration within Karolinska Institutet.

Please send your application to no later than March 28, 2017

For questions about the application please contact Maria Berner-Holmström at ; phone +46-8-524 82224 or Nancy Pedersen (; phone +46-8-524 87418.