The application must be completed no later than Monday, March 4, at 23:59 / 11:59 p.m.
Decisions regarding received applications are made by the scholarship fund’s board at the end of November. After decisions are made, all applicants will be notified whether their application has been granted or not. Notifications are sent out in December.
Scholarships from The J C Kempe Memorial Scholarship Foundation are awarded twice a year following announcements on the website and mailings to departments and doctoral students. The normal application deadline is usually Monday of week 10 and Monday of week 40, but it can vary, see above.
In the awarding process, consideration is given to the overall quality of the project and the applicant’s ability to carry out their project. Particular attention is paid to scientific quality and originality. The scholarship is intended to cover costs associated with ongoing research, such as materials and equipment, services for analyses, statistical processing, and more. The scholarship is also intended to cover costs related to travel of significant importance to the research task, such as the collection of primary data in the field, archives, museums, and libraries.
The scholarships are paid out in full at one time. A report must be submitted after the completion of the work period to the Umeå Student Union. Payment usually occurs before the end of the current term.
If an applicant has provided incorrect information and a scholarship has been granted, repayment may be required.
Note that you can supplement the attachments throughout the application period.
A presentation of the project of 3 (maximum 5) pages.
A certificate of registration from the tax authority. Applicants must be officially registered as residents in Västernorrland, Västerbotten, or Norrbotten County. The population registration certificate must not be dated more than three months before the application deadline.
A compilation of the applicant’s qualifications. Do not attach copies of course certificates or work references.
Applicants must be a member of a student union at Umeå University. A valid copy of the current term’s receipt with the bank’s stamp, a copy of the Student Card with a valid term sticker for the current term, or a printout from internet banking is acceptable as proof of student union membership. If you have paid for several terms at once, include a copy of that receipt.
The certificate should be an assessment of the applicant’s realistic ability to carry out the project for which the application is made. The certificate must be signed by the supervisor.
A summary of the project’s costs and the amount you are seeking from the Kempe Foundation. Other potential grant providers should be reported. You do not need to report all costs for your entire PhD, only the part for which you are seeking scholarships from the Kempe Foundation. The attachment should specify which parts of the project costs the application to SJCKMS concerns. The summary should be accompanied by a clear justification for the specified amount and the relevance of the purpose for the dissertation work. Great importance is placed on a careful cost summary. An insufficient and unclear cost summary can lead to rejection or to a smaller amount being granted than requested. The maximum amount to apply for is 45,840 SEK, do not apply for more than this amount.
Any other attachments are optional. Note that we prefer not to receive entire theses or articles. It is possible to upload several other attachments.
This section specifies the purpose of the application and the amount sought. (Maximum 45,840 SEK)
If a scholarship is being sought due to aggravating social/economic circumstances, the following information can be provided:
Marital status – financial responsibility for minor children
Study results, ongoing studies
Study debts and possibilities for loans and grants from CSN (Swedish Board of Student Finance)
Any illnesses and/or disabilities that have made studying difficult
Reason for the current severe financial situation
An applicant can be awarded a maximum of 3 scholarships from the J C Kempe Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Each awarded scholarship must be reported at the latest when a new scholarship application is submitted.
Non-mandatory task. To be filled in if the applicant wishes to clarify their financial situation.
The summary of the project should be a maximum of 2500 characters, including spaces. Include background, purpose, method, work plan/timeline, and the scientific significance of the project. For travel grant applications, state how the project will be presented or how the results will be reported. Applications without a project summary will not be considered.
If the application involves travel to a conference, the conference should be specified in terms of time and place. Active participation in the form of an accepted abstract/presentation is a prerequisite for the application to be considered for an award. In these cases, the summary should also highlight the conference’s significance for the dissertation work.
Note that you must also attach proof that your abstract/presentation will be presented at the conference.
Finally, click to submit your application. You can supplement attachments throughout the application period.
After the application period ends, no further supplements can be made, so ensure that your application is complete.