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Hirsch Fellowship for Surgeons, spring 2019

Karolinska Institutet hereby invites applications for the Hirsch Fellowship, an opportunity to seek funding for a longer travel period, e.g. for the purpose of learning a new method.


The grant's primary purpose is to provide funding for a longer travel period for the purpose of learning a new method. The grant can cover travel costs and accommodation for up to 6 months.


Registered doctoral students, as well as researchers affiliated to a department at Karolinska Institutet, are eligible to apply.

The applicant should also be a doctor who has been employed within the surgical disciplines at one of Karolinska Institutet’s training clinics for at least two years.

Priority is given to researchers who have earned their doctoral degrees and are at an early stage of their career.

Normally you can only receive grants for 3 times. If you have previously been awarded a grant from the foundation, you are asked to enclose a research report with your current application.


Awarded grants varies between 50,000 and 200,000 SEK per person.

Period of travel

The departure date must be between July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


Applications must be submitted digitally. The online form will be available ​through KI Prisma during the application period, January 8 – 22, 2019. The application period closes 2.00 pm.


Decision of grant will be taken by the Committee of Research. All applicants will be notified by e-mail in March.


Application forms must be accompanied by the following:

  1. Project plan
  2. Invitation
  3. Letter from home department confirming employment and salary situation during the trip
  4. Report (1-2 pages) if the same project was previously awarded a grant
  5. For doctorial students a letter from the supervisor confirming the purpose of the trip, and the role of the applicant on this trip. An extract confirming that the half-time review is completed or an extract from Ladok must be attached.


From 2018, a report on the usage of the granted funds will be required. After the end of the term, you will need to login to Prisma and confirm whether you have used the money, or at least have started using the money, or not. If you have not used the money at all during the disposition period, these should be returned to the Foundations and Funds.

Reports are submitted via Prisma about 12 months after the money has been paid, except for travel benefits where reporting takes place approximately one month after the end of the term. You will receive an email notification when it is time to report.


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