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KI travel award for collaboration with the University of Tokyo for PhD-students 2019

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.

KI travel award for collaboration with the University of Tokyo for PhD-students 2019

To facilitate new and existing contacts between researchers and doctoral students as well as increase research collaboration with the University of Tokyo, the Committee for Doctoral Education is pleased to announce the availability of limited competitive funds for a lab visit. The lab visits can take place within already existing collaborations or to labs with no previous collaborations.

The Travel Award provides support for transportation and housing of approx. 25 000 SEK (including INDI) per person.


Applications should include:

  • CV
  • Statement of interest / Description of the intended activities, including relevance for the ISP (max 350 words)
  • Letter of support from the supervisor
  • An invitation letter from the proposed host
  • Document supporting admission as PhD-student at KI including information about half time seminar (Ladok)
  • Bibliography (short)

Application 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 for the UTokyo collaboration, Lennart Nilsson as chairman.    

Deadline for applications:   2th of September 2019 

The decision of funding will be made at the latest 9th of September. The proposed travel should take place or start between mid September 2019 and 31st of December 2019.

The following aspects will in particular be taken into account:
• Opportunity to use methodology or technology that is unavailable at KI.
• Relevance for the doctoral student’s Individual Study Plan (ISP)
• Be willing to share the expertise, research and insights with other fellow students and researchers or other groups.
• Strengthening of already ongoing collaborations between KI and UTokyo.

All funded travel awards will require submission of a short travel report that will be published on the KI web site.
For questions regarding this travel award and for advice regarding contacts with the University of Tokyo, please contact Lotta Lundqvist at

Application submission:
Email your application to Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.


Internationell koordinator

Lotta Lundqvist

Telefon:08-524 867 23

Enhet:Avd. för Styrelsestöd och Externa relationer