CeNano now calls for applications for project support to PhD students working within nanoscience and nanotechnology.

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 2022. 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:

  1. Title page (download title page)
  2. A description of the project (maximum 1 page). The roles of the PhD students that will benefit from the support must be clearly described in project plan. The application must 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 from different disciplines in order to create synergies and allow for work with higher impact. The twinning must be between PhD students from different disciplines and fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, formally enrolled at LiU. Collaboration across departmental or faculty borders is encouraged but the grant will only cover salary costs for PhD students at LiTH.
  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 2021 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 their results by giving oral presentations at a CeNano Symposium. A short text presenting each project (including an illustrative image) on the CeNano website will also be required.


The application should be submitted via this form as a single PDF file, Thursday December 1st at 17.00 at the latest.

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

Linköping November 14, 2022

On behalf of the CeNano board,

Caroline Brommesson