The Scholarship

PAUSE Scholarship 2022
The PAUSE Foundation awards Sweden’s largest scholarship in HR and leadership for international studies and experiences. The purpose is both to contribute to the fellows’ own development and to spread knowledge in the field to other interested parties. Since its inception in 1982, 44 scholarships have been awarded.

Who can apply?
The recipient of the scholarship must be a Swedish citizen or a foreign citizen who has resided in Sweden for at least two years and is still residing here. Otherwise, the scholarship is intended for those who have a completed or ongoing university education and who want to develop within the subject of HR and leadership.

How should the scholarship be used?
The scholarship of SEK 100,000 must be used for studies at a university and/or a company abroad for at least three months. The scholarship is awarded in three stages; upon appointment, submitted report and ”Executive Summary” (see below).

Focus area and feedback
The studies must deal with one of the topics below and result in a concise, systematically designed report and a filmed (3-5 minutes) ”Executive Summary”. Both must be in English and will be published on the foundation’s website, so that others interested in the subject can take part in the content.

• The employee experience in the employee journey – What is important to consider and how do you build it for best results?
• Belonging – How do we make the employees feel loyalty and commitment in a flexible workplace where many work from home?

What should be included in the application?
In addition to a traditional letter of introduction that includes motivation, the application must include the parts described below. Please note that all documents attached must be named with the applicant’s name.

Plan for the scholarship period
When the studies are to be carried out, name of school and/or company where the studies are to be carried out and name of supervisor for the report.

Proven credentials
Grade copies, relevant work certificates and any letters of recommendation.

Printable version in pdf
Specifications for the 2022 scholarship and information on the application process