This stipend was established in 2006 to recognize the work of Bjørn Lind (1920-2020) , the first anesthesiologist in Stavanger and an international pioneer in introducing resuscitation training for the population at large. See more.

The stipend is to support simulation-based research conducted with the SAFER center for simulation for education and research in Stavanger. The stipend can be applied for as a post doc stipend of up to NOK 1 mill or a PhD stipend for up three years according to the rates of the Norwegian Research Council. The Board particularly welcomes post doc applications.

Projects that can contribute to increased practical value of the education at the health faculty of the University of Stavanger, or enhanced patient safety at the Stavanger University Hospital will have preference. These may include:

  • Studies on to what extent simulation-based training may replace or complement clinical practice
  • Peer-led facilitation, e.g. use of students as facilitators for simulation-based education
  • The value of team debriefing from simulation practice also in clinical practice
  • Combination of center-based and in-situ- based training in patient simulations

Applicants should submit a project plan of max 5 pages describing the objectives, relevant theory and methods, and preliminarily planned scientific papers. The plan should include a short reference list of relevant papers and describe how the project may add to the current knowledge. A grant of a PhD stipend  will assume that the applicant will be accepted for an approved PhD program within the following six months, and that the project can fit into the activities at SAFER. The application should be accompanied by a recommendation letter from the planned PhD supervisor.

Application deadline April 1 each year. All applications must be submitted on the Foundation’s application platform.

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A list of previous recipients of this stipend can be seen here.

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