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KI travel award for collaboration with the University of Tokyo

Karolinska Institutet has in collaboration with Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology signed a strategic partnership with the University of Tokyo. The strategic partnership agreement, signed in September 2017, aims to increase mobility of students and researchers, joint research projects and faculty development programs such as pedagogic training and research supervision.

To facilitate new and existing contacts between researchers as well as increase research collaboration with the University of Tokyo, Karolinska Institutet is pleased to announce the availability of limited competitive funds for short-term travel for visits to the University of Tokyo to plan or conduct collaborative interactions.

Projects that aims to establish collaboration into new areas as well as to further strengthen existing collaborations can be funded.

The Travel Award provides support for transportation and housing of a maximum of 30 000 SEK per person including INDI.

Applications should include:

  • Description of the intended activities, including information about the intended host at the University of Tokyo, and of any previous cooperation with the people involved (maximum two pages)
  • Support letter from the KI department head or equivalent
  • An invitation letter from the proposed host
  • CV with list of publications (for the last 8 years)

Proposal format: Combine the documents into a single pdf file.

The applications will be evaluated by an internal group with the KI representative in the KI-KTH-SU joint steering committee, Lennart Nilsson as chairman.

Deadline for applications: 19th of November at 1 pm.

The decision of funding will be made at the latest on 10th of December. The proposed travel should take place between 15th of December 2018 and 31st of December 2019.

The following aspects will in particular be taken into account:

  • Projects that are judged to have a long-term impact on the development of collaborations between Karolinska Institutet and the University of Tokyo.
  • Ambition and potential to build up new research and/or education collaboration.
  • Strengthening of already ongoing collaborations.

All funded travel awards will require submission of a short travel report.

Proposal submission: Email your proposal to Proposals submitted after the deadline will not be considered.