Hirsch Fellowship, autumn 2024

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 for at least two years at a KI department, including surgical specialties for example hand-, eye-, and jaw surgery of ear-nose-throat. Priority is given to those who have their basic education from KI.

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.


The available amount varies from year to year but is often around SEK 1,000,000 and therefore the granted amount can be quite high. You can never get more than you applied for.

Period of travel

The departure date must be between January 1 – December 31, 2025.


Applications must be submitted digitally. The online form will be available ​through KI Prisma during the application period, September 3 – 17, 2024. The application period opens at 10 am on September 3 and closes 2 pm on September 17.


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


Application forms must be accompanied by the following:

  1. Project plan of maximum 15 000 charachters (approximately 4 A4-pages)
  2. Invitation
  3. Letter from home department confirming employment and salary situation during the trip
  4. Budget, complete budget where indirect costs must also be stated
  5. Report (1-2 pages) if you have previously been awarded a grant from Hirsch Fellowship
  6. For doctoral 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.

Note that you should not add co-applicants to this call.


After the end of the term, you have 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.


For questions regarding this call please e-mail: fonder@ki.se