VH Faculty Scholarships

Last changed: 22 March 2021

The VH Faculty offers scholarships for both students and professionals. The 2021 application period will run from 22 March to 22 April 2021, unless otherwise stated.

The VH Faculty is responsible for a number of scholarships available to Bachelor’s and Master’s students, as well as researchers and doctoral students. Some scholarships are also available to graduates. Submit your application via ReachMee. For application instructions, click here.

Processing scholarships during the coronavirus pandemic

There is still a great deal of uncertainty around the coronavirus and what will happen with domestic and international travel. Prior to the 2020 scholarship round, the faculty board decided that scholarship payments intended for travel could be obtained once booking was complete and the travel dates had been confirmed. It is difficult to say how the situation will pan out before this year’s scholarship application round.

The scholarship committee hopes to be able to allocate funding to as many applications as possible. There may be discrepancies between the scholarships awarded for similar purposes depending on the differences between the assets that can be distributed between the funds.

Application

  • Check the specific requirements for the scholarship you will be applying for.
  • All applications must be personal.
  • If several of you are applying for the same purpose, you will need to submit individual applications – but state who your co-applicants are.
  • Fill in all the information required for each fund.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Attachments

  • All attachments must be in PDF format.
  • Ensure that all required attachments are submitted and legible.
  • If your application involves a degree project, you must submit a certificate from a supervisor or head of department.
  • Describe what the application is for as well as its purpose, be as detailed as possible. Submit information regarding which places and people (if available) will be visited. For example, do not just write “visits to farms along the east coast of the USA.”
  • Justify the travel costs. Aim for the cheapest options.
  • Make sure your budget calculation is as detailed as possible (and include information about any other financing, and/or if you have applied for other funding).
  • State the date for the planned activity.
  • If your application involves a degree project, study trip, project work or placement/fieldwork you must submit a signed certificate from a supervisor or head of department (certificate templates are available for each activity).

You cannot apply for scholarships for 

  • Computers
  • Literature
  • Double rent costs.

Undistributed funds

If it has not been possible to distribute funding, the amount in question will be returned to the relevant fund after two years following the scholarship committee’s decision.

Scholarships available to veterinary students

Regimental Veterinarian and Mrs Carl Ahlgren Scholarship Fund

“The scholarship is to be awarded to a diligent student who is studying their 2nd–4th year and who, as part of their veterinary studies at the university, has demonstrated outstanding academic talent and obtained excellent grades.”

The August Carlsson Scholarship

“Funding is to be awarded to a conscientious student of veterinary science at the university who has obtained excellent grades, in particular those who have demonstrated a special interest and knowledge of horse care, welfare and treatment.”

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science Scholarship Fund

On 1 October 1992, the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services agency authorised an amalgamation of the following individual funds: Anderssons, Gustafssons, Heimanns, Modigs, Palms, Schmidts, Tinnerstedts, Vennerholms and Östergötlands veterinärkassors. Funding is distributed in the form of scholarships, including travel scholarships to one or more students of veterinary science. Where applicable, consideration must be paid to the original regulations governing the individual funds. Students who have completed their preclinical studies should be prioritised.

The Elsa Paulsson Foundation Memorial Scholarship

In 2000, the former faculty of veterinary medicine at SLU received a donation from Torbjörn Paulsson from Sollentuna. The faculty board decided – in accordance with the donor’s wishes – that the fund would be used towards degree project scholarships for students of veterinary medicine. The scholarship may only be held for one year and is awarded to one or more students to cover costs incurred in connection with their degree projects (for example, analyses, travel etc.).

Scholarship funds available for teaching staff and researchers

Gymn dir Stina Johanssons i Fränsta Scholarship for research in veterinary medicine

“Awarded in the form of a scholarship for clinical researchers in veterinary medicine in Sweden or at an institution abroad, or as a travel scholarship for a working veterinarian. Researchers of clinical veterinary medicine who have recently begun their studies in a clinical subject are to be prioritised. Priority for the travel scholarship is to be given to veterinary medicine graduates active at the clinical department in Uppsala. Funding will not be awarded for research involving experiments on animals. Applicants who wish to conduct their research at an institution abroad must be Swedish citizens.”

The Gunnar Philipsson Scholarship Fund

“Awarded in the first instance to support scientific research on the study of diseases in horses and sheep. The support shall primarily be paid to a teacher at the veterinary college or otherwise to a Swedish veterinary surgeon the collegiate finds to be qualified.”

The Foundation “In Memory of My Mother, Amanda Personne fund”

Scholarship for research into the treatment and care of sick dogs.

Regimental Veterinarian F. A. Setterbom Scholarship Fund

Awarded every four or five years. Last awarded in 2018.

The scholarship is awarded to a licensed veterinarian “to study diseases and their treatment in cattle, sheep, pigs, dogs, other furred animals and poultry raised for food, for a period of time and in a country determined by the college.”

Linnea and Axel Ericsson Scholarship Fund

“Awarded to support scientific research on diseases in horses and dogs. The scholarship is to be awarded to young researchers at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science who have completed their Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Medicine. It is intended to cover technical assistance, travel, apparatus or materials (animal feed, medicines, x-rays etc.).” The scholarships can be shared.

The scholarship can be obtained in the three-year period from the date it was awarded, on the condition that the scientific work is still ongoing.

Jacobian Scholarship Fund

Awarded every three or four years. Last awarded in 2019.

“The scholarship is a travel grant awarded to a young licensed veterinarian who has graduated with distinction and who, in addition to their theoretical knowledge, has excellent practical skills and is of good character and repute.”

Olof Claesson Scholarship Fund

The Olof Claesson Scholarship Fund is earmarked for furthering research and doctoral studies focusing on milking and dairy products. Funding is allocated either as scholarships or travel grants for doctoral students or young researchers (those who completed their doctoral studies no later than six years prior to the final application date) at SLU, for research or study visits to Swedish or international education institutions. The scholarships or grants should, if possible, also promote research and development work between SLU and industry.

Companion Animals Research Fund

Utlysning en gång per år.

”Stiftelsens ändamål är att insamla medel till stöd för den forskning rörande sällskapsdjurens, främst hundars och katters, skador och sjukdomar som bedrivs vid Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.”

Observera att ansökningstidens sista dag är 14-05-2021

Beslut om tilldelning av stipendier fattas av kommittén för tilldelning av medel ur insamlingsstiftelsen sällskapsdjurens forskningsfond vid SLU.

Template approval from Head of department 

Maj Johnson's Fund

Utdelas varje år till och med 2030 i konkurrens till forskare vid fakulteten för veterinärmedicin och husdjursvetenskap som forskar på sjukdomar som drabbar katter, företrädesvis genetiska sjukdomar.

Observera att ansökningstidens sista dag är 14-05-2021

Beslut om tilldelning av stipendier fattas av kommittén för tilldelning av medel ur insamlingsstiftelsen sällskapsdjurens forskningsfond vid SLU.

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Ingeborg Ögren's Fund

Utdelas varje år till och med 2030 i konkurrens till forskare på fakulteten för veterinärmedicin och husdjursvetenskap som forskar på sjukdomar som drabbar hundar. 

Observera att ansökningstidens sista dag är 14-05-2021

Beslut om tilldelning av stipendier fattas av kommittén för tilldelning av medel ur insamlingsstiftelsen sällskapsdjurens forskningsfond vid SLU.

Template approval from Head of department 

Gustafsson and Whitmore International Dairy Cattle Research Award Fund

Please observe that the latest date to send in your application is 28-04-2021

The main applicant must be an employee at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (VH) at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Projects must involve research on:

– infections in domestic ruminants, particularly dairy cows, with an emphasis on zoonoses,

or

– food safety (meat and milk, and other food products) derived from domestic ruminants – dairy cows in particular.

Preference will be given to projects involving collaborations between SLU and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

Template approval from Head of department 

Scholarships/travel grants will be paid out to the applicant.

Research scholarships will be paid to the recipient’s department and be included in the department’s project fund.

To be able to calculate the total cost of their project, the applicant must find out what fees the department charges for handling the scholarship funds.

VH Faculty scholarship applications

Information for agronomists applying for NJ Faculty scholarships

 

Personal data and scholarship applications 

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is the data controller for the processing of your personal data.

SLU must process your personal data before awarding a scholarship in order to:

  1. Administer your scholarship application
  2. Assess whether you are eligible for the scholarship
  3. Pay out the scholarships to successful applicants

SLU will also process your personal data as required for SLU to comply with regulations on official documents and public authority archives.

If you have any comments on the way SLU processes personal data, contact the privacy and personal data function via dataskydd@slu.se, 018 67 20 90.

Facts:

Each year, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science advertises scholarships available to students and professionals.

These scholarships are advertised on this website once per year, usually during March.

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