26 juni, 2017

Research prize regulations, 2019

Research Prize Regulations, 2019


The prize is organized by AFSR, the French-Swedish Research Association, under the patronage of College de France and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It aims to reward scientific excellence of young researchers and research students in France and Sweden, and to encourage scientific exchange between the two countries.

For the prize of 2019 the following themes have been chosen:

– Propositions and plans for the use of digital technology to revitalize distressed medium-sized cities with declining inner city shopping centers: new order and delivery systems (“last mile delivery solutions”), new payment systems, technical solutions such as “in-fridge-delivery”, innovative ways to create sustainable tourism development etc.

– The potential of digital technology in enhancing safety and security: urban lighting, street surveillance, protection of critical infrastructure (transport systems, water supply systems), predictive policing etc.

Conditions and eligibility criteria

Eligible to apply are young researchers or research students working at a French or a Swedish research institution during the academic year of 2018-19. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in actively participating in research co-operation between the two countries.

Two categories of applicants

Postdoctoral researchers

This category is open to applicants who received their doctoral exam no longer than six years ago (2013), and who are working at a research institution in either France or Sweden. The applicants are asked to present a summary in English of their published research results, and to demonstrate their relevance with respect to the theme of the 2019 year’s prize.

Doctoral research students

This category is open to young research students working on their doctoral thesis at a French or Swedish research institution. The applicants are asked to present a scientific document of relevance with respect to the theme of the 2019 year’s prize.

Application requirements

Applicants of both categories should present a complete application via e-mail to: info@afsr.se on Friday, October 26, 2019 at the latest.