Department of Economics

Lund University School of Economics and Management

The Pontus Roos Memorial Foundation

Pontus Roos (January 31, 1953 – December 13, 2010) was a creative and resourceful person, firmly convinced that practical problems in the industrial and service sector were amenable to advanced economic analysis. As a person he was warm, generous, and a true friend. He loved his family and faced the hardships that befell him with humility and a strong will. The Foundation was established to keep the memory of Pontus Roos – economist, friend, and gentleman - alive.


The aim of the Foundation is to annually award a stipend to a PhD student or a young researcher in economics at Lund University. He/she should be writing his/her thesis, or be doing research, in applied microeconomics in a manner that helps maintain the memory of Pontus Roos.

In 2023, the stipend is 130 000 SEK. 

Decision is taken in June and the stipend will be awarded at the kick off for the PhD students at the start of the Autumn semester.


The application form can be found in the menu on the right - the application must be sent via post

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path –  and leave a trail.”     
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)


Application time: 
May 1 – May 31, every year

The application must be sent via post to:  

Tommy Andersson 
Nationalekonomiska institutionen 
Lunds universitet 
Box 7080 
220 07 Lund, Sweden 


Helen Roos

Professor Fredrik Andersson

Professor Tommy Andersson, chairperson