Scholarships available in 2017

Forms
Application form
Money transfer form
Expense report form

The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (SSAG) hereby announces the scholarships for 2017. The SSAG supports research in the fields of Anthropology and Geography. Applications are to be filled out on the forms provided. The application forms, together with their supporting documents (appendices) should arrive at the SSAG secretary no later than January 15, 2017. The application forms can be downloaded from this website (click on links above).

The scholarships are paid out from the following funds:
Andrée Fund – for supporting Swedish and Norwegian research in Physical Geography
Vega Fund – for supporting research in geography as well as travel associated with fieldwork
SSAG’s Funds

Financial support is awarded primarily to postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers/lecturers who have not yet attained the title of ‘docent’. Master’s students can also be considered for financial support. Both Ph.D. and Master’s students should apply with the support of their supervisor. Note that for Ph.D. students, support can be awarded on up to four different occasions. Also note that the SSAG primarily supports fieldwork. For further information, see ‘Conditions of Award’ below.

The application should contain the following supporting documentation:
– Appendix 1: project proposal (maximum of four A4 pages)
– Appendix 2: budget and time table (maximum of two A4 pages)
– Appendix 3: curriculum vitae
– Appendix 4: letter of support from the supervisor for Ph.D. and Master’s students

The application forms and appendices should be sent in one copy by mail and by e-mail to SSAG’s secretary no later than the application deadline (see above). Attach one file only (all relevant files should be merged into a single PDF or Word file) to the e-mail version of the application; the file name must include the applicant’s last (family) name. Late, incomplete, only emailed or faxed applications will not be considered. Please note that all documents to be taken into consideration must be sent by mail and e-mail. Final decisions on funding will be taken before the end of March. Support awarded by the SSAG should be acknowledged in all publications and other channels of dissemination related to the funded research.

Addresses
You should send in your application to one of these addresses depending on your affiliation. Are you a human geographer ansokan.kulturgeografi@ssag.se, are you a physical geographer it is ansokan.naturgeografi@ssag.se, and if you are in anthropology ansokan.antropologi@ssag.se. In addition you should send a hard copy to:

Associate Professor Madeleine Bonow
Institutionen för naturvetenskap, miljö och teknik
Södertörns högskola
141 89 Huddinge

Conditions of Award
The goal of the SSAG is to support geographical and anthropological research. Funds are normally awarded only to those students or other individuals at departments where such research is carried out. Researchers with a Ph.D. can receive support but those who have obtained the title of ‘docent’ can only be considered under extraordinary circumstances, for example, in association with a special call for proposals. Membership in the SSAG is required. Financial support is awarded up to a maximum of four times. All costs associated with the project should be specified in the budget and justified in the project proposal.

Support is primarily given for the following purposes:
• Direct costs in association with fieldwork (e.g. transportation and lodging)
• Per diem and other living expenses, not normally greater than 150 SEK/day
• Consumables (specified)
• Purchase or rent of modestly-priced field equipment (but not computers)
• Analysis costs (specified)
• Travel in association with research, e.g. data analysis and processing (must be justified)
• Costs associated with fieldwork assistants and/or interpreters

The SSAG does not provide support for individuals who wish to participate in research/field excursions. However, if extra funds earmarked for one of the three disciplines are available (Human Geography, Physical Geography, Anthropology) a department can receive some support in order to help pay for the excursion. In such a case, the application should be made out by the coordinator for the course/excursion and sent in/supported by department’s administrative board.

The final expense report should include original receipts (internet receipts are acceptable). Receipts are not needed for reporting per diem. Additionally, a copy of the original budget should be appended with the expense report. Financial contributions from other scholarships awarded for the same project should also be reported.

Contact
All queries regarding the application process should be sent to ssagmail@yahoo.se.

Postdoctoral research grants

The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (SSAG) announces the creation of special grant aiming to support research proposals for postdoctoral research in Physicai geography, Human geography and Anthropology. While SSAG is continuously funding Ph.D.-students’ – and to a lesser extent master students’ – field research, this new grant is open to early career scholars that need to do field research to develop new research interests. Ideally, the research projects should aimed to explore new research projects after the completion of the Ph.D.-degree.

Even though the SSAG primarily supports fieldwork the postdoctoral research projects should more generally aim to get empirical material for the development of new research themes and foci different from the Ph.D.-research. The research grants can include costs such as travel, fieldwork and research equipment. Yet no salary can be covered by SSAG’s grant. Membership in SSAG at application date is a requirement.

The application should contain the following supporting documentation:
– Appendix 1: project proposal (maximum of four A4 pages)
– Appendix 2: budget and time table (maximum of two A4 pages)
– Appendix 3: curriculum vitae

The application forms and appendices should be sent in one copy by mail and by e-mail to SSAG’s secretary no later than the application deadline (see above). Attach one file only (all relevant files should be merged into a single PDF or Word file) to the e-mail version of the application; the file name must include the applicant’s last (family) name. Late or incomplete will not be considered. Please note that all documents to be taken into consideration must be sent by mail and e-mail. Final decisions on funding will be taken before the end of March. Support awarded by the SSAG should be acknowledged in all publications and other channels of dissemination related to the funded research.

Addresses
You should send in your application to one of these addresses depending on your affiliation. Are you a human geographer ansokan.kulturgeografi@ssag.se, are you a physical geographer it is ansokan.naturgeografi@ssag.se, and if you are in anthropology ansokan.antropologi@ssag.se. In addition you should send a hard copy to:

Associate Professor Madeleine Bonow
Institutionen för naturvetenskap, miljö och teknik
Södertörns högskola
141 89 Huddinge

Conditions of Award
The goal of the SSAG is to support geographical and anthropological research. Funds are normally awarded only to those students or other individuals at departments where such research is carried out. Researchers with a Ph.D. can receive support but those who have obtained the title of ‘docent’ can only be considered under extraordinary circumstances, for example, in association with a special call for proposals. Membership in the SSAG is required. Financial support is awarded up to a maximum of four times. All costs associated with the project should be specified in the budget and justified in the project proposal.

Support is primarily given for the following purposes:

  • Direct costs in association with fieldwork (e.g. transportation and lodging)
  • Per diem and other living expenses, not normally greater than 150 SEK/day
  • Consumables (specified)
  • Purchase or rent of modestly-priced field equipment (but not computers)
  • Analysis costs (specified)
  • Travel in association with research, e.g. data analysis and processing (must be justified)
  • Costs associated with fieldwork assistants and/or interpreters

The final expense report should include original receipts (internet receipts are acceptable). Receipts are not needed for reporting per diem. Additionally, a copy of the original budget should be appended with the expense report. Financial contributions from other scholarships awarded for the same project should also be reported.

Contact
All queries regarding the application process should be sent to ssagmail@yahoo.se.