Time to nominate for the Janne Kempe Stipend

  • 2021-08-20
  • 14:33
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Svemin annually awards one or more degree projects related to the mining industry with a stipend from the Janne Kempe’s Stipend Fund.

Janne Kempe’s Stipend Fund rewards one or more degree projects that are related to and important for the mining industry. For example, but not exclusively, environment, exploration, ore geology, law, energy, climate or working environment. The stipend is aimed at degree projects with application in the Swedish mining and metal-producing industry. The stipend amount 2021 is SEK 20,000.

If you within your company or organization supervise any work related to the above areas, you are invited to send these to Svemin to participate in this year’s nominations.

Assessment takes place in a nomination committee with representatives from Svemin’s member companies. The nomination committee wishes to receive the grants for assessment no later than 15 September. Only candidates with a passed degree can participate, or a certificate from the examiner that the degree will be passed.
The stipend distribution will take place in connection with Svemin’s autumn meeting on 18 November in Stockholm. It is customary that the supervising organization sponsor the recipients participation.

Welcome to nominate!

Feel free to pass on this information to relevant contact persons within your mining company, university or college. Email nominated degree projects to no later than 15 September. Write “Janne Kempe Stipend” in the subject line.

Johan (Janne) Kempe, born July 17, 1878 in Ytterlännäs parish, Västernorrland County, died November 24, 1959 in Ludvika, was a Swedish mining engineer. Kempe, who was the son of the machinist Johan Kempe and Anna Sellstedt, graduated from Uppsala in 1898 and studied at Uppsala University until 1899 and at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Bergshögskolan 1899–1902. He was a mining 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 Idkerberg’s Gruv AB from 1914.

He engaged in consulting activities 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.