Co-funding for participation in international courses and workshops, such as the EMBL/Wellcome Genome Campus activities

NDPIA members are encouraged to apply to courses linked to infections and antibiotics hosted by other institutes outside of Sweden, such as

  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), link to EMBL courses
  • Wellcome Genome Campus (EMBL-EBI, Sanger Institute), Hinxton, Cambridge UK, link to Wellcome Genome Courses
  • IBA (The National Graduate School in Infection Biology and Antimicrobials). Norway, link to IBA courses
  • Other courses/workshops on infection and antibiotics may also be eligible, please inquire

When applying for courses or workshops at EMBL, you should consider mentioning your affiliation to NDPIA and MIMS – the Swedish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine – since this may result in a more favorable judgement of applications. Suggested wording to complement a well-motivated application could be the following:

“I am also a member of the National (Swedish) Doctoral Programme in Infection and Antibiotics (NDPIA), which is coordinated via MIMS (Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden), the Swedish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine.”

If accepted to a relevant EMBL/Wellcome course of 2-5 days, NDPIA members can apply for NDPIA co-funding for up to 10,000 SEK covering costs for registration fee, travel and accommodation.

How to apply for co-funding

Prior to the event, an email should be sent to Debra Milton ( describing the course and stating your intent to apply for course participation. A confirmation email is sent back to the applicant as a pre-approval of co-funding. NDPIA members should handle travel/accommodation arrangements according to routines at their respective department/university. A department/university project account is required for the transfer of funds. No funds will be transferred to a personal account.

After participation in the international course, the course participant should request co-funding by submitting the following to Debra Milton (

  1. An application form (find forms via links below)
  2. Invoices to verify your costs
  3. Final report form (see link below) that describes the course, learning outcomes, and their opinion of the course with a photo or two (optional)

The final report is required and the summary may be published on the NDPIA homepage to promote student activities. Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of the application and co-funding support.

Application forms to request co-funding are of two types depending on if you work at Umeå University or not.

  1. Members that work at Umeå University should use the internal co-funding form.
    Download NDPIA co-funding internal form for international courses
  2. All other members should use the external co-funding form.
    Download NDPIA co-funding external form for international courses

The final report form may be found at the following link: Final report for international courses