Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) works in close collaboration with several European research financiers. In certain instances, the collaboration has lead to the support of both senior and younger researchers. When VolkwagenStiftung decided to set up a Guest Chair Professorship in Ernst Cassirer’s name, with accompanying post-doctoral research positions, RJ decided to establish an equivalent Guest Chair Professorship in the name of Dag Hammarskjöld at the Department for Northern European Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin.
When Riksbankens Jubileumsfond subsequently decided to finance the guest chair professorship for an additional two years, VolkwagenStiftung also decided to fund at least one post-doctoral post during the same period (2006/2007 and 2007/2008).
The Dag Hammarskjöld scholarships have been awarded in accordance with the same preparatory procedures as for the Guest Chair Professorship, in other words, through the Department for Northern European Studies, and will thus correspond to the Guest Chair Professorship and the accompanying post-doctoral position funded by VolkwagenStiftung, seated at SCAS in Uppsala. The Department of Northern European Studies has granted two post-doctoral scholarships to:
Carsten Schymik received his PhD from Humboldt University of Berlin. He will be studying eurosceptical opinions in Europe.
Kjetil Duvold defended his doctor’s thesis in Örebro, and will use the scholarship to continue to develop the themes in his doctor’s thesis “Making Sense of Baltic Democracy: Public Support and Political Representation in Nationalising States”