Impact Scholarship

The Hamrin Foundation announces a scholarship for students who have made good
utilization and impact within their master thesis work.

The purpose of the Hamrin Foundation is to support scientific, technical, and societal research. The Hamrin Foundation supports research that makes a notable and distinct contribution to popular education in the surrounding society, or increased knowledge and competence in the private or public sector. Students who receive funding from Hamrin Foundation must show how the research will benefit potential recipients.

Apply for the Impact Scholarship here

  • Aim

    Researchers with financial support from the Hamrin Foundation will actively work for increased collaboration with business/society. This helps us to develop, one of many milestones in creating a connection between the three actors, i.e., academia, private and public sector.

    Hamrin Foundation therefore sees a point in pushing and stimulating driven individuals with a commitment to impact.

  • Program design

    Masters students with thesis work that is of interest to academia, private sector, public sector, and society can apply for Hamrin Foundation’s impact award/scholarship.

    Approved applications receive a personal scholarship (which is intended to be tax-free) of SEK 50,000. A maximum of two scholarships will be awarded. In its assessment, Hamrin Foundation will strive for an even distribution between our focus areas.

    The purpose of the foundation is to support scientific research relating to presentation, contents, socio-political effects and technical opportunities of the mass media.

  • Assesment criteria

    Applications will be assessed by an external expert group with Hamrin Foundation’s and Herenco’s CEOs as decision-maker. The assessment group’s task is to rank submitted entries within each fellowship category. Hamrin Foundation’s board then decides which grants are to be awarded a scholarship.

    The following criteria will be considered in the selection:
    1. Height of innovation in the effort for potential impact.
    2. How well the application corresponds with the call text.
    3. The degree of collaboration with business (industry/company/public sector) and society.
    4. Overall assessment of the project, and other relevant facts presented in the application.

  • Instructions

    The application must be submitted to Hamrin Foundation no later than September 30. Students, Supervisors, or Examiners can nominate a degree project. Submissions must consist of the degree project in question and the selected scholarship category. The application must be sent via the foundation’s application portal.

    Note that the Foundation applies the principle of openness. Therefore, avoid sending material that is not allowed to be made public, e.g., could prevent any patenting.

    Submissions are open between April and September. For a thesis to be considered, it must have been presented to the public with an approved result no later than September.

    The award ceremony takes place annually in April through a formal ceremony during which the scholarship recipients are given the opportunity to give a popular science lecture. The ceremony is arranged by the Hamrin Foundation in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce.


“The Hamrin Foundation provides a staircase to knowledge, for novel thinkers to climb

We believe that courage, creativity, and vision are keys to meaningful impact

Our passion is to create a joyful and exciting bridge between academia, society and industry”