The Queen presents scholarships

The scholarship recipients: Kristina Ahlin, Anna Strömbeck, Gabriel Skogsberg on behalf of Judith Gudmundsdottir, Gill Nilsson, Armin Bidarian Moniri and Dan-Mikael Ellingsen. Johanna Månsson was unable to attend the ceremony. Photo: royalcourt.se

On Wednesday 22 January, The Queen awarded scholarships from Queen Silvia's Jubilee Fund during a ceremony at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

Queen Silvia's Jubilee Fund provides grants for research into children and children's disabilities. Every year the foundation awards scholarships to students enrolled on postgraduate courses at Swedish universities and university colleges.

This year's scholarship recipients were:

Kristina Ahlin, doctoral student at the Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Gothenburg, for her project "Risk factors for cerebral palsy".

Anna Strömbeck, doctoral student at the Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg, for her project "High proportion of regulatory T cells at birth – an early risk factor for allergic sensitisation in children".

Judith Gudmundsdottir, doctoral student at the Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg, for her project "Immunological consequences of early thymectomy".

Gill Nilsson, doctoral student at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, for her project "What is the prognosis for babies suffering from fever cramps or epilepsy?"

Armin Bidarian Moniri, doctoral student at the Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Gothenburg, for his project "Comparison between surgical methods and a new non-surgical method for the treatment of aural catarrh in children – hearing-related and health economics aspects".

Johanna Månsson, doctoral student at the Department of Psychology, Lund University, for her project "Predictors of cognitive, language and motor development at 2.5 years of age in a population-based cohort of extremely preterm infants".

Dan-Mikael Ellingsen, doctoral student at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, for his project "The development of affective sense of touch in children".