Invitation to nominate teachers for scholarships within STINT "Teaching Sabbatical"

Published 2017-06-13 14:37. Updated 2018-06-11 14:13Denna sida på svenska

Karolinska Institutet has been invited by STINT (The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education) to nominate two candidates and a backup candidate to participate in the exchange programme for teaching staff called Teaching Sabbatical.

STINT’s Teaching Sabbatical programme aims to develop both individuals and institutions. By giving Swedish researchers and university lecturers, who are passionate about education, international experiences relevant to their teaching role rather than their research one, STINT wants to contribute to educational renewal and the creation of new networks. Great emphasis is put on the added value of the stay abroad, which is why STINT encourages candidates to search for new international experiences. 

Participating lecturers will reside at the foreign institution of higher education for the autumn semester (August to December). The intention is for them to teach, either by giving a course themselves or in partnership with a colleague at the host institution. Nominees must hold a PhD, be employed by, and well established at a Swedish university.

Those who are awarded scholarships will spend the autumn semester at one of the following institutions of higher education:

* Not suitable for families with school children due to limited school places

On Stints website you find more information.

Department Chairs (prefekt) or Study Programme Chairs may suggest candidates for the internal nomination process at KI, which will be coordinated by The Drafting Committee for Internationalisation (BIF). Please fill out the form attached, and email it to Kristina Jesinkey by September 6 2018. Please note the word limit.

In 2014, Åsa Eriksson from the psychology programme and Gunnar Nilsson from the medicine programme, were awarded this scholarship in and spent the autumn semester at UCLA and NTU respectively. Feel free to contact them should you have any questions regarding their sabbatical!, tel 08-524 824 67, tel 08-524 887 62, tel 08-524 869 51

You can also read Åsa’s blog for inspiration (in Swedish) or hear Gunnar talk about his experience.