Ericsson is one of the world's leading companies in the information and communications technology field and invests a significant part of its sales in research and development. Ericsson conducts its own research in key areas, e.g. radio systems, microwave technology, security, artificial intelligence, and IP networks, but depends on research in far more areas. For this reason, Ericsson has extensive cooperation with academia.
The Ericsson Research Foundation was established on May the 5th in 1946 to honor Ericsson's founder Lars Magnus Ericsson on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Its purpose is to promote scientific research through grants to scientists and master’s students at Swedish universities and institutes. The purpose of the grant should be to conduct research in Electrical Engineering, which should be interpreted widely as research of interest to Ericsson.
In this context the term Research is defined as "master’s thesis and beyond". Grants are sometimes given to students at Swedish Universities who want to do their master’s thesis abroad, but very seldom for studies or other activities below that level. The majority of approved grants go to graduate students and post-docs.
The amount of the grant varies between SEK 15 000 and SEK 50 000. The sum of awarded grants in one year is typically between one half and one million SEK. Typical uses for the grant are partial financing of a research visit at a foreign university or for presenting an accepted paper at a conference.
The application is made via a standard form comprising personal data, the amount applied for, and its intended use. To this should be attached relevant supporting documentation such as curriculum vitae, grades, letters of recommendation, acceptance letter for papers, invitation from the intended host at a research stay, etc.
Note that it is not a requirement that a guest research position or paper is accepted at the time of application. It is however necessary for the payment of the grant.
Applications must have been received by the foundation no later than February 21, 2020. Decisions will be communicated on May 5th, 2020.
Applications should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (with any attachments in Microsoft Word format or PDF). Any questions can also be sent to the above email address.
The application can also be submitted in paper form to the below address:
LM Ericsson Research Foundation
ATT: Katalin Wrange
Ideongatan 53 22 362 Lund