The young researchers may also choose to work at one of the WASP industrial partners during the year in Sweden.
“The collaboration with Singapore and NTU, one of the world’s leading universities within WASP’s research fields, will be extremely valuable. The exchange will bring internationally leading young researchers to Sweden, and it will create strong bonds between research in Singapore and Sweden”, says Mille Millnert, chair of the board of WASP.
Five young researchers each year
In addition to the SEK 50 million that the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is donating to NTU, funds from WASP will be provided for the second year, during which the young researchers are to work in Sweden. This brings the total budget to approximately SEK 80 million.
“The donation strengthens our collaboration with NTU, since the selected researchers will spend the second year of the postdoc in one of WASP’s leading research environments in Sweden. The selection of WASP for this initiative is evidence of how internationally attractive the programme is,” says Professor Lars Nielsen, programme director at WASP.
A maximum of five Wallenberg-NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded each year for five years. The selected candidates will receive not only their salary but also a generous research grant.
Translation George Farrants