I'm currently working on finding some funding opportunities for a post doc project. I'm currently in my final (4th) year of my PhD in Uppsala (Sweden) studying evolutionary biology. I'm looking to do a post-doctoral project (in the UK).

Vetenskapsrådet - the Swedish Research Council - offers a fund for International Post Doctoral positions of two years abroad and one year repatriation in Sweden.

I am struggling to find any information about qualifying criteria, can anyone offer some insights about who can apply and what can be applied for? I have two questions right now...

1) Is it required that the PhD must be attained before applications are made or can I apply before being awarded my PhD?

2) Is the fund open to people without Swedish citizenship?

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It appears this information is made available on the webpage once each call for applications has been issued.

On this webpage here you can find this year's call for applications. Or you can visit vr.se/inenglish and follow the links to Research Funding > Apply for Grants > Call for proposals > Closed call for proposals, all past funding rounds are listed.

The last round of applications closed on 2 September, so you'll have to wait until next year. It looks like you need your PhD before the closing date. I can't see a specific mention of citizenship as a requirement (you can always email the research council).

  • Thanks, appears that the requirement is that the PhD is from a Swedish university, and awarded before the closing date for applications (they have calls twice per year)
    – rg255
    Nov 7, 2014 at 11:11

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