This year, 31 young researchers have been named Wallenberg Academy Fellows by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The grant means they will receive funding and the opportunity to participate in a unique mentoring program for the next five years.
Will computers in the future be powered by light alone? Can humans heal their hearts like rib-climbing salamanders? How do dwarf galaxies form and evolve and how can we get better at estimating the probability of risks related to catastrophes? These are some of the research questions that Wallenberg Academy members want to pursue this year.
– The breadth of research and the high quality of applications and the fact that applicants come from diverse backgrounds are pleasing. This concerns both young researchers already at Swedish universities and foreign researchers who are recruited here, says Peter Wallenberg Jr., president of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Members of the Royal Academy of Sciences assist the Foundation by reviewing applications and assisting with selection. The Academy also maintains a mentoring program in which selected researchers are allowed to participate.
– It gives us great pleasure to participate in such exciting projects and to identify and contribute highly talented people. It’s really encouraging that the academy helps guide these junior researchers in their careers through the mentoring program, says Hans Elegren, Permanent Secretary of Künglin. Academy of Sciences.
The grant was first announced in 2012 after the program was established in collaboration with the Royal Academies and 16 Swedish universities. Depending on the subject area, the grants range from SEK 6.5 to 15.6 million per researcher over five years. After the first deadline, you can apply for five more years of funding. The grant accommodates research in the natural sciences, medicine, technology, and the humanities and social sciences. In this year’s group, 261 young researchers, 46 percent of whom are women, have been named Wallenberg Academy Fellows.
2023 Wallenberg Academy Fellows:
(If the recommending university is different from the researcher’s current university, the recommending university is shown in parentheses)
Dr Jessica StephensonUniversity of Pittsburgh, USA (Stockholm University)
Dr Andrea ScottiInstitute of Physical Chemistry, RWTH, Aachen, Germany (Lund University)
Dr Georgia PanopoulouUniversity of Cyprus, Cyprus (Chalmers College of Technology)
Dr Azade FatahI, University of Durham, United Kingdom (Stockholm University)
Dr. DHolmes NordlanderAustralian National University, Weston Creek, Australia (Uppsala University)
Dr Ruth BodgenUniversity of Lunds
Dr Foivos PerakisStockholm University
Dr Susanna F. De ResendeUniversity of Lunds
Dr Show BirgitStockholm University
Dr. MAtthias GeilhufeChalmers University of Technology
Dr Ilaria PiazzaBerlin Institute of Clinical Systems Biology, Germany (Stockholm University)
Dr Andre MateusUniversity of Umeå
Dr Courtney StairsUniversity of Lunds
Dr Hugo ZeburgKarolinska Institutet and Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig, Germany
Dr Alessandro FurlanKarolinska Institute
Dr Niklas MejhertKarolinska Institute
Dr Stefanos StakourakisCalifornia Institute of Technology, USA (Karolinska Institute)
Dr Elif ErogluKarolinska Institute
Dr Jingye SenUppsala University
Dr Andre Teixeira, Uppsala University
Dr Mika SipponenStockholm University
Dr Olaf Hartig, Linköping University
Dr Niccolò MaccaferriUniversity of Umeå
Dr Alexander GuillotUniversity of Cambridge, United Kingdom (affiliated university)
Dr Julia VictorChalmers University of Technology
Prof Orie StephensonStockholm University and Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study
Dr Mateja Hajdinjak, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary AnthropologyLeipzig, Germany (Stockholm University)
Dr Jacob RepUniversity of Oslo, Norway (University of Gothenburg)
Dr Gaia OlivoUniversity of Gothenburg
Dr Julia SulverUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Oxford University, United Kingdom (Defence Academy)
Dr Moa Lyndon, University College London, United Kingdom (Uppsala University)
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