News! 180418: We have received many applications, and the first round is now under review.

New applications may be submitted, but applications submitted after 22 April 2018 will not be considered until a second evaluation period, which may start August 2018.

Please observe that the instructions will be updated.


The Swedish Institute ( is funding scholarships for training and exchange at MAX IV Laboratory in Sweden. The Scholarships are open for scientists and PhD students active at or in relation with SESAME to spend 3-6 months in Sweden.

The aim of the program is to develop the scientific activities around SESAME and the laboratory itself. The MAX IV Laboratory is under commissioning and the scientific program has recently started. By providing the possibility to join a group in Sweden, knowledge and experience can be exchanged. This relates to training in the use of Synchrotron Radiation, the design/build-up/commissioning of beamlines and experimental stations and the accelerator systems.

The program is run in collaboration between Lund University, Uppsala University, MAX IV Laboratory and the Swedish Institute.

The program is starting immediately (January 2018).

Total available funding in the first round: 366.000 SEK (~ 37 000 €)


Scholarships (100 SEK ~ 10 €)

  • 3-6 months
  • PhD students 15 000 SEK/month
  • Scientists 18 500 SEK/month
  • Travel allowance 15 000 SEK/scholarship holder

Eligible to apply

  • Research and activity towards SESAME
  • Citizen of Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Pakistan, Palestine or Turkey.


How to apply

New updated instructions will be defined. (note added 180418)

The application should be sent to: MAX IV Laboratory, att. Sverker Werin, P.O. Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden or email: (Note! Applications should NOT be sent to the Swedish Institute).

There is no deadline for applications. Applications will be evaluated and awarded continuously until the program is full.

The application should contain

  • Main application including a project plan (approx 2 pages)
  • CV
  • Publication list
  • References (name and email)

The application will be evaluated and scholarships awarded according to the criteria below. Consider these carefully when preparing the application.

  • Project within relevant field
  • Scientific qualifications
  • Scientific references
  • Project possible in Sweden and a suitable research group available
  • Project plan and goal with the stay
  • Ambition and possibility to develop projects towards SESAME
  • An equal gender balance among the scholarship holders


Dowload the describing document: (old version) Training and exchange_v3.pdf