NDPIA Travel Grants for Research Visits in Sweden and Abroad

Travel grants that specifically promote research are available to all NDPIA members.

Purpose of the travel grant

The travel grant is intended to promote a personal exchange of scientific knowledge that would benefit the research of the applicant and their research environment.

The travel grant supports stays in a research lab of three months or less at another university or institute either within or outside Sweden. Travel and accommodations costs are typically covered; however, other costs may be covered if the need for these costs is clearly explained.

What the grant does NOT cover

The travel grant for research visits does not support participation in international conferences, doctoral courses, and NDPIA activities. However, co-funding for participation in these types of activities may be available through another NDPIA program and the application forms are found HERE.

Application

The application should provide a description of the purpose and benefit of the research stay to the applicant’s project and research group.

Applications are evaluated based on:

  • Relevance of the research stay for the education of the student
  • Added value for the student and his/her research group, for instance a new technique may be learned and brought back to those within their research environment

The Directors of Studies for NDPIA will review the application based on the above criteria. You will be sent a letter by email on the decision taken, normally within one month from submission of a complete application.

When to apply

For 2020, travel grants are discontinued until it is safe to travel again.

Starting 2021, applications will be accepted twice a year with deadlines of February 15th and September 15th. The link for applying will be open 1 month prior to these deadlines.

How to apply

The application must be written in English. The application must be submitted in advance of your travel. Applications that do not include the required components will not be considered eligible.

The application should include:

  1. A completed application form including a proposed budget
  2. A description of the purpose of the research visit, which includes the relevance of the visit to the NDPIA applicant’s research project and the added value of the knowledge gained for the applicant and their research environment. The description must be no more than one A4 page.
  3. A signed invitation letter from the hosting institution.
  4. A signed letter of recommendation for the stay from the principle supervisor.

Click here to download the application form for the NDPIA travel grants

Submit your application via this page
(the submission page will be open one month prior to the application deadline)

Report of the research visit and Payment of the funds

To receive the travel funds, a final written report of the research experience and what was gained from it (½ of an A4 page) must be submitted no later than 1 month after completion of the research visit. The summary will be placed on the homepage as an activity highlight.

The final report also serves as a request for reimbursement for funds used during the stay. The final report form includes instructions and information required to request a transfer of the travel funds. If you have questions, contact the NDPIA coordinator at debra.l.milton@umu.se.

Click here to download the final report form for the travel grants

The following must be include in the final report to receive your travel funds:

  1. A brief description of the scientific activities performed during the research visit (no more than half of an A4 page). Include in the description what you gained from your research visit in respect to your own research and future research and if you accomplished the goals for the research visit.
  2. A photo, if you have one, from your work done or the research environment that may be placed online.
  3. The final report form that can be downloaded at the link above
  4. A travel claim from your home university
  5. A copy of invoices to verify your costs