The Dahlquist Research Fellowship

The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) announces the Dahlquist Research Fellowship, named in honor of professor Germund Dahlquist, the pioneer in numerical analysis at KTH, Stockholm.


Germund Dalquist

The fellowship shall be awarded to a young promising numerical analyst, who:

• is no more than 40 years of age
• has a PhD dissertation more recent than 5 years
• speaks English

The award will be for full time research at KTH in numerical analysis and will carry special recognition at the School of Engineering Sciences. The recipient is encouraged to pursue her or his own research interests. The Fellow is provided with office and computer facilities within the department of Mathematics at KTH throughout the award period. The award period is two years.

The call is open now

Deadline February 1st, 2015.

Application information

Award recipients

2013-2015 Erik Lehto is the fourth recipient of the award. He was appointed by the board with the following motivation:

"Erik Lehto has been awarded the Dahlquist Research Fellowship for his important contributions to the field of numerical methods for partial differential equations. He has used radial basis functions to develop new methods which allow for nonstructured node distribution, leading to accurate and cost-effective algorithms. His work is characterized by a truly novel and original approach, and has potential for a large variety of applications in science and engineering."

2011-2012 Elias Jarlebring

2009-2010 Yana Di

2007-2008 Raul Tempone

The Committee

The Committee members are appointed by the Chair of the Mathematics Department in agreement with the CEO of Comsol Inc.

The current members:
Ingrid Melinder, Chair of the Committee
Anna-Karin Tornberg, Professor and Head of Numerical Analysis Unit
Björn Engquist, Professor, Comsol Board member
Bertil Gustavsson, Professor em, Comsol Board member

To help with the process of selecting future recipients, the board encourages you to submit an application or a nomination for this fellowship.

Further Information

This fellowship is financed by COMSOL, Inc. and KTH.


Application information

The call is open now. Deadline is February 1st, 2015. The award period is two years and is intended to begin Aug/Sep 2015 or per agreement.

Germund Dahlquist, founder of NADA, worked as professor in Numerical Analysis at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) and SU (Stockholm University) in 1963-1990, and as a guest professor att Stanford University in 1982-1986. He was one of the true Swedish pioneers in Computer Science.

Germund Dahlquist, founder of NADA


The Dahlquist Research Fellowship was during the period 2007 - 2012 managed by the School of Computer Science and Communication at KTH and has since moved to the School of Engineering Sciences.

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