Scholarships and prizes

Apotekarsocieteten awards scholarships for research and continuing professional development. PhD students can apply for scholarships to attend courses and conferences during their graduate studies and to support postdoctoral studies abroad after completing their PhD degrees. In 2016 more than 300 scholarships were awarded with a total value of 7,5 million SEK. The scholarships can be applied for during both spring and autumn with closing dates January 31st, March 31st and October 31st. Scholarships are announced one to two months before the deadline under Scholarship applications. In addition to the three closing dates, additional opportunities may occur.

To stimulate development in the pharmaceutical field, Apotekarsocieteten awards prizes for the best doctoral thesis in various fields, the best leaflet, best customer service etc. The society’s most prestigious scientific prize is the Scheele Award, which is awarded every two years. In addition to the prize of 250 000 SEK and a medal, a symposium is held in conjunction with the award ceremony.


Lisa Bandholtz
PhD, Scientific Secretary