Bjørn Lind was the first anesthesiologist in Stavanger and a pioneer in the field of acute medicine both in Norway and internationally. This stipend was established in recognition of his work.
The stipend is earmarked for projects within educational research or patient safety in conjunction with the Stavanger Acute medicine Foundation for Education and Research (SAFER)
It may be applied for in two categories;
a) A Post-doctoral (PhD) stipend for salary and project expenses of up to NOK 1 mill per year for a period of up to three consecutive years.
b) A PhD stipend for salary expenses and project expenses of up to three years full time studies. The application should be accompanied by a recommendation letter from the planned PhD supervisor.
Application deadline is April 1 each year. Applicants should submit a project plan (maximum six pages) describing the overall research objectives, relevant theory and methods, and preliminary planned scientific papers. The plan shall further encompass a literature overview and demonstrate how the proposed research will add to the body of knowledge in the area.
An award of a PhD stipend will be conditional upon the applicant being acccepted into an approved PhD program within six months and the project fitting in with the activities at SAFER. The award will be transferred for covering the budget for 12 months at a time, and consecutive transfers being conditional upon satisfactory annual progress reports.