The Queen with the paediatric research scholarship recipients. Photo: Malin Bondeson
On Wednesday 23 October, The Queen presented Frimurare Barnhus Foundation scholarships at the Bååtska Palace in Stockholm.
The Queen was welcomed by the foundation's chairman Carl-Gustaf Piehl. The Queen then presented the foundation's Jubilee Medal to former chairman Sten Svensson, who chaired the foundation from 1999 until 2012. The Queen presented diplomas to the 34 paediatric research scholarship recipients. Dr Björn Nordlund then gave a talk about his thesis on severe asthma among school children, and Dr Isabelle de Monestrol spoke about her research into cystic fibrosis in children. The Queen is the foundation's Supreme Patron, and has taken part in the annual scholarship presentation ceremony since 1995.
About the Frimurare Barnhus Foundation
The 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 promotes the foundation's main aims.