Research residencies (Forskar-ST)
About research residencies
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. 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. Applications are made on https://forskningsstod.vmi.se/Ansokan/start.asp 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.