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Call for proposals 2019

The Centre in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CeNano) is an organization within Linköping Institute of Technology (LiTH) at Linköping University. The mission of CeNano is to promote and strengthen research in nanoscience and nanotechnology at LiTH.

CeNano now calls for applications for project support 2019. Up to 7 projects will be funded. The support, maximum 150 000 SEK per project, is to be used as part of the salary for a PhD student working in the field of nanoscience or nanotechnology. The support can be applied for by the main supervisor, a co-supervisor, or the PhD student him/herself. As main applicant you can only be granted one project, but it is allowed to participate as a co-supervisor in several applications.


The proposal must contain following items:

  1. Title page (found below) 
  2. A description of the project (maximum 1 page). The PhD students that will benefit from the support must be mentioned and put into the project context. The application must also include a clear description of how the project will stimulate and benefit from twinning, i.e. an interdisciplinary collaboration between two or more PhD students with their competences within different fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, in order to broaden their own work. The twinning must be between LiU students and collaboration across departmental or faculty borders is encouraged, but salary costs will be granted for PhD students at LiTH only.
  3. CVs of all applicants (1 page/applicant), including references to a maximum of five publications each. If the applicant is a PhD student, the CV of the supervisor involved in the project must also be included.
  4. Applicants who were granted CeNano support in 2018 must provide an activity report for the supported project (2 pages) as an appendix to the application.



In the assessment process, the following will be taken into consideration:

  • Research quality and relevance to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
  • Twinning as described above, and synergies with other PhD projects.
  • Achievements in previously CeNano-supported projects (if any).


PhD students benefitting from the support will report by giving oral presentations at a CeNano Symposium (planned for Nov/Dec 2019). A short presentation of each project on the CeNano website will also be required.

The application should be submitted as a single PDF file to Caroline Brommesson caroline.brommesson@liu.se), Friday 29th March 2019 at 17.00 at the latest.

The decision will be announced in the end of April 2019.


Do not hesitate to contact Caroline Brommesson (caroline.brommesson@liu.se) if you have any questions.


Linköping February 28, 2019

On behalf of the CeNano board,

Caroline Brommesson

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