KI Travel Grants for PhD Students, spring 2017

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The Board of Doctoral Education hereby invites applications for travel grants for PhD students.


Travel grant can be applied for for a stay at a university or research institution outside Sweden.

A stay at a university/research institution must include at least two weeks and a maximum of three months. The stay can be divided on several occasions.

This grant does not cover participation in international conferences, doctoral courses or study visits. 


The amounts granted are a maximum of 25,000 SEK per person. Higher amounts than the requested are never granted.

Period of travel

Applications in this round will cover travel during the period between May, 2017 – June, 2018.

Eligibility and assessment criteria

PhD students accepted into the doctoral education at Karolinska Institutet are eligible to apply.

If the number of eligible applications is higher than the number that can be awarded, a selection will be made. In the first hand, applications from persons who have not previously been granted a travel grant from the Board of Doctoral Education will be granted.

The evaluation is based upon the following criteria:

  • Relevance for the research education in question (1-3)
  • Added value for the PhD student and the research team, for example access to unique methods and materials (1-3)

Evaluators do further assessment of feasibility (1-3). Applications with plans not considered to be feasible can not be granted funds.


The application must be no more than 2 A4 pages and include a description of the purpose of the research visit, it's relevance to the PhD student's individual study plan and the added value of the PhD student/research group.The title of the application must indicate the country of travel. (Example: Research visit in Italy, collection / analysis of ... with technology X; training in method Y).

Applications must be submitted digitally. The online form will be available ​through KI Prisma during the application period, March, 14 – 28  2017. Application period closes 2.00 pm. 


Decision of grant will be taken by the Board of Doctoral Education. All applicants will be notified by e-mail in May. The grant can only be used for the travel that was applied for.  


In addition to the information in the application forms, the following documents are to be attached:

  1. Invitation from the university or research institution
  2. Letter from principal supervisor approving the stay (compulsory for all applicants).


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