The Queen with the scholarship recipients. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/Scanpix
On Monday 23 January, The Queen awarded scholarships from Queen Silvia's Jubilee Fund at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
Queen Silvia's Jubilee Fund was established in connection with The Queen's 50th birthday, and supports research on children and children's disabilities. Every year the fund awards grants which can be applied for by students enrolled on postgraduate courses at universities and university colleges in Sweden. A specific area of research is announced each year, and the theme for 2011 was methods to prevent and treat severe mental and physical disabilities among children. The scholarship recipients were: Marisa Pereira Baptista, doctoral student at the Translational Immunology Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, for the project "Revealing the role of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome protein in development of eczema." — SEK 180,000 Veronica Siljehav, doctoral student at the Neonatal Research Unit, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, for the project "Inflammation, oxygen deficiency and breathing disorders — new horizons for prevention and diagnostics." — SEK 160,000 Anna Maria Johansson, doctoral student at the Department of Psychology, Umeå University, for the project "Methods for identifying and training sensorimotor impairments in children and young people with cerebral palsy." — SEK 80,000 Helena Stenmark, doctoral student at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Umeå University, for the project "Mental disorders in children — gender-dependent risk factors and protective factors." — SEK 80,000 Elisabeth Stoltz Sjöström, doctoral student at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Paediatrics, Umeå University, for the project "Nutrium-Express — early nutrition of extremely preterm infants." — SEK 80,000 Maria Borgestig, doctoral student at the Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping University, for the project "Increased opportunities for communication and participation in everyday life for children with severe disabilities who are unable to speak — a method for implementing eye control of computers." — SEK 80,000 Pernilla Garmy, doctoral student at Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society, for the project "Sleep, overweight, TV and computer habits among school children. A longitudinal study." — SEK 80,000