Research infrastructure - utilisation and collaboration :

Increasing PhD students' competence in neutron- and synchroton-based analysis methods in industry - spring 2020

Closed 4 March 2020

This call is aimed at PhD students employed by universities, research institutes or companies. We want to give you the opportunity to build up your knowledge of neutron and synchroton based techniques and how these techniques can be used in the industry.

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The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Project for a maximum of 12 months. The project will complement an already ongoing and funded PhD project.

Who can apply?

A constellation consisting of at least one doctoral student with supervisor without the capacity to use neutron/synchrotron experiments themselves, which interact with expertise within this.

How much can you apply for?

A maximum of SEK 400,000 in grants per project application.

Important dates

  • What is the offer about?

    The aim of this call for proposal is to increase the number of researchers with a doctoral degree who have knowledge of neutron and synchrotron-based techniques and how they can be used in industry. In addition to an increased competence base, another expected effect is that the new networks within and between academia, institutes and companies contribute to a strengthened ability to utilize these technologies.

    Project proposals should address an industrial application. The industrial relevance shall be verified by a Letter of Support from a Swedish company.

    The project plan should include an experiment at MAX IV or any international large-scale research infrastructure for neutron or synchrotron based techniques.

    Does the offer fit your project ?

    The offer is aimed at doctoral students who does not yet have experience of using these advanced techniques.

    • The Project proposal should be based on and complement an already ongoing and financed doctoral project.
    • We do not intend to finance a project that further strengthens a doctoral student or supervisor who already has the capacity to use these advanced analysis techniques and experimental environments.
    • Projects should be planned and implemented in close collaboration with expertise in the current neutron or synchrotron-based technology.
    • Each individual doctoral student may only be included in one project proposal.

    How to apply

    To apply for funding, you need to complete an application form in our application portal, Intressentportalen. The form contains questions about your project, project members and budget.

    Allow enough time to complete the application

    Please keep in mind that it takes time to make an application. Filling in all the templates can take several days, since they are based on analyzes you need to do. Therefore, start the application well in advance. You can start filling in data, save and continue at a later time. Even when the application is complete, you can at any time unlock the application and make changes right up until the call closes.

    What happens after the call has closed?

    Once your application has been registered, we'll send a confirmation email to the person responsible for the user account, as well as to the project manager and the company signer. Please note that this may take a few hours after the call has closed.

    After the closing date, you can't register any new information. You may only add information to your application if we ask for it.

    Who can read your application?

    Applications submitted to us become official documents. However, we don't disclose information about business operations, inventions or research results if it can be assumed that someone will suffer economic damage if we do.

    This means that we must disclose the documents if someone requests them. However, we can black out information if we believe it could cause economic harm if disclosed.

    How we handle official documents and privacy

    Any questions?

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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    08-473 3076

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