The scholarships were presented at Stockholm's Bååtska Palace. 34 scholarships and grants were awarded for paediatric research. The Queen is the foundation's Supreme Patron, and has taken part in the annual scholarship presentation ceremony since 1995. After the scholarship presentation, two of the recipients talked about their research.
The aims of the foundationThe foundation aims to support the care and upbringing of children and young people, in order that they should become good citizens. In addition, grants are provided for scientific research — primarily medical, psychological or pedagogical research — that may promote the foundation's main aim.
During 2010, the foundation will issue grants totalling SEK 6.5 million for paediatric research.
The foundation will also provide grants and financial support to organisations and foundations for children and young people totalling a further SEK 6.5 million.