Carin Mannheimer’s award for emerging scholars can be awarded to all types of research on ageing and older adults. The definition of Emerging scholars refers to those who
- are not yet qualified for being a docent, and
- have earned their PhD within the last 10 years.
The prize is 50 000 SEK and is announced once a year. Junior researchers within AgeCap, from all fields that study ageing and health and can apply for the prize.
The first price winners in 2016 were Madeleine Mellqvist Fässberg for her research related to suicidal behavior in older adults, and Angela Bångsbo for studies on obstacles and opportunities in the healthcare process for frail older persons.
In 2017, Therese Bäckman, received the prize for her study regarding legal application for decisions of special housing for older persons. In addition, two special prizes were distributed in 2017 to Hanna Mac Innes for her research on equality related to access of old age care, and Johan Skoog for his research related to sleep disorder and Alzheimer’s disease.
The prize winner of 2018 was Gabriella Sandstig for her study on risk communication for older persons, and in 2019, Pär Bjälkebring was awarded for his study on mathematical skills and pension and Satsuki Murofushi had a special prize for her research on the consequences of payed care of closely related persons.
In 2020 the prize was awarded to Fredrik Öhman, (EPINEP) for his project Improved identification of dementia with "apps" - future memory diagnostics, and Hanna Mac Innes (FRESH) for her project Care administrators' experiences of meeting older persons in difficult economic situations and what significance this has in the care administration. In addition, special prizes (10,000 SEK) were awarded to Lovisa Broström (Department of social work) for her project The working life and finances of older persons in a historical perspective, and Isabelle Andersson Hammar (FRESH for her project To be able to decide over one's life - an utopia for frail older persons with impaired cognition?