Nominate for the Janne Kempe Scholarship Fund

  • 2022-09-12
  • 13:35
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Svemin annually awards one or more degree projects related to the mining industry with a scholarship from the Janne Kempe Scholarship Fund.

The Janne Kempe Scholarship Fund rewards one or more degree projects that are related to and have significance for the Swedish mining industry. For example, but not exclusively, environment, exploration, ore geology, law, energy, climate or work environment. The scholarship is aimed at degree projects with application within the mining and metal-producing industry. One or more scholars are awarded the scholarship, which in 2022 is a total of SEK 100,000.

Who can nominate?

You, who have written a bachelor’s or master’s thesis, or licentiate or doctoral thesis, related to the above-mentioned study fields. The degree project must have been approved in 2021 or 2022. Teachers, companies or organizations that supervised through an essay or thesis that was approved in 2021 or 2022 can also nominate. Assessment takes place in a nomination committee with representatives from Svemin’s member companies.


The nomination committee wishes to receive the contributions for assessment by September 30. The scholarship award will take place in connection with Svemin’s Autumn Summit on 22 November in Stockholm. Normally, the client sponsors the fellow’s participation.

Email nominated theses to no later than September 30. Enter “Janne Kempes Scholarship Fund” in the subject line.

Please forward this information to relevant contact persons within your mining company, university or colleges.

Janne Kempe

Johan (Janne) Kempe, born 17 July 1878 in Ytterlännäs parish, Västernorrland county, died 24 November 1959 in Ludvika, was a Swedish mining engineer. Kempe, who was the son of machinist Johan Kempe and Anna Sellstedt, graduated in Uppsala in 1898 and studied at Uppsala University until 1899 and at the Royal Institute of Technology and Bergshögskolan 1899–1902. He was a mine surveyor and assistant mining engineer in Norberg’s ore field 1903–1906, mining engineer in Kopparberg 1906–1907, at Ickorrbottens Gruv AB 1907–1909 and at Gruv AB Dalarne 1910–1913, manager at the latter company 1914–1938 and at Idkerbergets Gruv AB from 1914 .

He practiced consulting as a mining engineer in Sweden and Norway and wrote articles in technical journals. He was posthumously awarded the Swedish Mining Association’s medal of merit in gold.