Frequently asked questions

What is NDPIA?
The National Doctoral Programme in Infection and Antibiotics (NDPIA) aims to connect research environments studying infection and antibiotics at major Swedish universities and institutes and internationally by offering advanced training courses and meetings that promote scientific research and recruitment of young scientists. Read more here »
What does the NDPIA programme offer its members?
  • Advanced courses (national and international) with theoretical and technical relevance to infection biology and antibiotics
  • Travel grants for short research stays in Sweden and abroad to promote a personal exchange of scientific knowledge that benefits research of the applicant and their research environment
  • Biannual meeting held jointly with the Swedish National Network for Infection Biology and the Swedish Society for Microbiology that gives an opportunity to present and discuss your research
  • Co-funding for travel and accommodations for participation in our activities
  • A national and international network of scientists at all levels that work within infection biology and antibiotics

Read more here »

Who can become an NDPIA member?

PhD students and postdoctoral fellows may become NDPIA members if they are enrolled at a Swedish university/institute or with one of our international partners and if they are active in research on infections and/or antimicrobials. Read more here »

If you do not fulfill the criteria for membership but would like to participate in our courses and other activities, you may become an associate NDPIA member. Read more here »

How do I become an NDPIA member?
To register as a member or an associate member, you must complete and submit this application form.
What does it cost to become an NDPIA member and to participate in courses?
There are no costs to become a member and all courses and the biannual meeting are free to attend. Co-funding is available for travel and accommodations needed to participate in a course not given at your home university.
Will I get course credits for participating in an NDPIA course?

Some courses are registered PhD courses at a Swedish University and credits for these courses can be accepted as credits at your home university.

For courses established within the NDPIA program and for workshops/symposiums hosted by NDPIA, a certificate of attendance is given to a student and can be used to request approval from your examiner at your home university. The certificate represents a special syllabus and states the course content/overview, what was learned, as well as suggested credit points.

In what language are courses taught?
All courses established within NDPIA are taught in English.
How do I register for an NDPIA course?
When a course is open for registration, a registration form and instructions on how to register for the course will be posted on the course description page. You can find all courses listed here »
How do I apply for co-funding?
NDPIA members may apply for co-funding to support travel and accommodation costs to participate in NDPIA activities when an activity is held at a university/institute other than their own. How to apply can be found at the following links depending on whether it is a national or international course.

How to apply for co-funding for external courses & activities »

How do I apply for a travel grant?
Description of the travel grant and information on how to apply are found at this link How to apply for travel grants »
Where do I sign up for NDPIA news announcements?
You can subscribe to our newsletter by submitting your email under the primary menu to the left on the homepage.

If you are an NDPIA member, you can update your email preferences via the Edit my NDPIA profile page (NOTE: you have to be logged in to edit your profile).

How do I get in touch with other NDPIA members?
When you are logged in, you can find other NDPIA members on this page.

More information on how to connect with NDPIA members can be found here.

I would like to share my thesis defence with NDPIA, what do I do?
NDPIA would like to promote upcoming thesis defences of participants as news posts at Therefore, NDPIA PhD students are strongly encouraged to provide with information on their upcoming defence (university, title, name of opponent, date, time, venue and a short text in English describing the main findings), preferentially a couple of weeks before the defence will take place.
What national and international partner universities/institutes does NDPIA have?

The NDPIA programme links the infection and antibiotic research environments of six Swedish regions to provide an advanced training programme that promotes scientific research and the recruitment of young scientists to this research area. The universities and institutes involved are found here.

In addition, NDPIA is linked to international research centres and networks also working in the area of infection biology and antibiotics and these international centres may be found here.

I have trouble logging in to my account, what do I do?
If you have forgotten your password, please click on Lost your password? to submit a new password. If you still experience problems logging in, please contact us here.
I want to update my NDPIA profile, what do I do?
If you want to update your NDPIA profile, click here.
I no longer want to be an NDPIA member, what do I do?

If you are no longer a PhD student or postdoc, you can choose to update your profile here. Update the alumni-field to “Yes”, fill out the fields of the “Alumni Profile” and then scroll down to the bottom and click “Update”. If needed, remember to update your email address as well.

If you want to delete your entire account from the site, you can click on the delete-button at the bottom of this page.

NOTE: THE DELETE MY ACCOUNT-OPTION IS IRREVERSIBLE. If you delete your profile you will no longer be able to view your profile, your uploaded documents or restore your account. Also, you will lose the opportunity to connect and network with fellow NDPIA members.