Carin Mannheimer Award for Emerging Scholars


Through a generous donation to the Centre for Ageing and Health (AgeCap), at the University of Gothenburg, it is possible for emerging scholars affiliated with AgeCap to apply for research support from the “Fund in Memory of Carin Mannheimer”.

Carin Mannheimer was a well-known cultural personality, author, and playwright in Sweden. Many of her productions focused on ageing and the conditions of older adults.

Carin Mannheimer’s award for emerging scholars can be awarded to all types of research on aging and older adults. The definition of Emerging scholars refers to those who

  1. are not yet qualified for being a docent, and
  2. have earned their PhD within the last 10 years.

The prize is 50 000 SEK and is announced once a year. Junior researchers within AgeCap, from all fields that study ageing and health and can apply for the prize.

The first price winners in 2016 were Madeleine Mellqvist Fässberg for her research related to suicidal behavior in older adults, and Angela Bångsbo for studies on obstacles and opportunities in the healthcare process for frail older persons.

In 2017, Therese Bäckman, received the prize for her study regarding legal application for decisions of special housing for older persons. In addition, two special prizes were distributed in 2017 to Hanna Mac Innes for her research on equality related to access of old age care, and Johan Skoog for his research related to sleep disorder and Alzheimer’s disease.

Finally, the prize winner of 2018 was Gabriella Sandstig for her study on risk communication for older persons.