The VREF invites universities located in Sweden to nominate candidates for The Håkan Frisinger Award for Excellence in Transportation Research (Håkan Frisingers pris till framstående transportforskare) and apply for a VREF Visiting Researcher Grant for the nominated candidate. The universities can nominate researchers from any other university in the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) for the prize.

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The Award

The Håkan Frisinger Award for Excellence in Transportation Research is awarded annually from 2021 to a distinguished researcher active in the area of transportation, at a university located in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden). From 2021, the Award is coupled to a period as visiting researcher at a university located in Sweden. The Award thus consists of two integrated parts:

(i) An individual prize of SEK 300 000 to the awardee
(ii) A grant for a VREF Visiting Researcher Programme of SEK 500 000 to the university hosting the visiting researcher

The objective of the Award is to promote and support research and development in the area of transportation, to the benefit of academia, industry and society in general, but not benefitting any specific private company or government.