KI Travel Grant 2017 (period 4)

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The Board of Research hereby invites applications for funding from the KI Travel Grant.


Applications are invited from doctoral students admitted at Karolinska Institutet or researchers/visiting researchers working on KI. Priority is given to those who apply for a grant to visit institutions abroad for the purpose of learning new methods and/or working on a collaborative project.

The following conditions applies:

  • The trip must be related to active participation in a conference, course or the like (poster or oral presentations, learning or developing methods, etc.) or other activities such as exchange, visiting laboratories etc.
  • The allowance may not be used for any other trip than the one applied for. If the allowance could not be used, it should be paid back.
  • You can not apply for costs paid by the organizer, such as conference fees or paid travel or hotel room when you are invited as a lecturer
  • The amount applied for must be based on the lowest ticket fare available at the time of travel (see KI’s guidelines for travel at per diem and allowances)
  • Only one application per person and application period may be registered.

Period of travel

The departure date must be between January 1 – June 30, 2018.


The application must be submitted digitally. The online form will be available ​through KI Prisma during the application period, October 3 – 17, 2017. The application period closes 2.00 pm.


Maximum amount for KI Travel Grant in Europe is 8,000 SEK and for other countries 14,000 SEK per person.

KI Travel Grant have a very high search pressure of approximately 200-300 applications per period, which means that the grant rate is between 40-50 % per period.


Decision of grant will be taken by the Board of Research. All applicants will be notified by e-mail in December.

Assessment criteria

See FAQ for detailed information on the assessment criteria.


Application forms are to be accompanied by one or more of the following documents:

  1. Abstract (compulsory for applicants going to a conference to present an abstract).
  2. Confirmation that an abstract has been submitted or accepted (compulsory for applicants going to a conference to present an abstract).
  3. Personal invitation to a congress or institution (compulsory for applicants invited to a conference as chairperson, lecturer, etc., or to a institution or lab).
  4. Course program and a declaration applied for or obtained admission is attached (compulsory for those seeking grants for course)
  5. For doctorial students a letter from the supervisor confirming the purpose of the trip, and the role of the applicant on this trip. For those who have passed half-time control, the confirmation letter should also certify this alternatively an extract from Ladok must be attached.


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