Research residencies (Forskar-ST)

A research residency (forskar-ST) provides financial support for a period of research during a clinical residency, and is available to all registered doctoral students on a residency programme.

About research residencies

A research residency is worth SEK 400,000 a year for two years with the option of a two-year extension and is to be used as salary during the research period. The aim is to enable students to combine their residency with research on a 50% basis.

Calls for application

The KI-Region Stockholm research council issues calls for research residency applications once a year.

Announcement period: 1 February – 16 March 2021 at 4 p.m.

Applications are made on during the application period.

Funding decisions are normally taken in June, with funding normally disbursed from 1 January the following year.

Who can apply?

Applicants for a research residency must:

  • be employed as a resident physician (as defined on their employment contract) by Region Stockholm or at a unit that has an agreement with the council at the time of application
  • have successfully completed a maximum of 42 residency months (including all completed residencies),
  • be a registered doctoral student yet to complete their half-time review at the time of application.

Find out more on the Region Stockholm website


Kristin Blidberg