Travel grants and stipends

Last changed: 02 September 2019

Doctoral students at SLU have different kinds of travel grants available.

Travel grants from SLU

Travel grants for internationalisation

In order to promote internationalisation of doctoral studies at SLU, three funds are available to apply from for international activities.

From the following funds you can apply for grants for study visits, participation in international PhD courses/workshops and conferences.

SLU fund for internationalisation of doctoral studies

The SLU fund is only intended for doctoral students at SLU. This fund shall promote internationalisation of research and doctoral studies.

The Wallenberg Foundation travel grants

The donation from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is primarily intended for travels promoting a personal scientific exchange benefitting Swedish research. The means are mainly allocated to young researchers. PhD students and PhDs (within 2 years of examination at the time of application) can apply. In the latter case, the purpose of the trip should be to make contacts in the applicant's subject area which may be useful in a future academic career.

Lennart Hjelm’s Fund

(Applications are only accepted for the spring announcements.)
This fund shall promote internationalisation of research and doctoral studies. The scholarship will be granted to doctoral students and junior researchers

How to apply

The same web form is used for all funds and is open for applications during one month at the spring respectively autumn round. There are two application deadlines, 15 February and 1 October.


Deadline for application is 1 of October 2019! 

Only one application is allowed per semester and the application period is one month each semester. A web form common to all grants should be used.

Instructions for application

Web form  - Please read the instructions for applying before filling in the form.

Awarded grants

Minutes from spring 2019
Minutes from autumn 2018
Minutes from spring 2018
Minutes from autumn 2017
Minutes from spring 2017
Minutes from autumn 2016
Minutes from spring 2016
Minutes from autumn 2015
Minutes from spring 2015



Travel grants for SLU and NOVA courses

Doctoral students admitted to SLU can apply for travel grants when participating in SLU courses or NOVA courses. Costs for travel and accomodation when participating in courses at Educational Development Unit (EPU) are reimbursed by sending the invoice to Kostnadsställe: 1019999 and Projekt: 96110102.

The application should be made before the course starts and contain a cost estimate. The applicant is expected to choose the cheapest alternative. A maximum of 90 Euro per night for at the most six nights can be approved for accommodation. Only actual costs up to the approved sum are reimbursed.

The applications are processed as they arrive - there is no deadline. If the application is approved, the applicant will get a written approval stating that the Council for PhD Education guarantees a grant up to a certain amount.

It is recommended that all costs are paid by the department until the course is over and the applicant has received a course certificate. To get the reimbursement, the department sends an internal invoice based on the actual costs together with a copy of the course certificate  to the Council for PhD education (cost center 977).

Application form for travel grants for SLU and Nova courses

Send the application to the Council for PhD Education (FUR), Attn. Lotta Hansson, Box 7070, 750 07 Uppsala


Lotta Hansson, Division of Strategy and Planning, SLU
Phone: 018-671014

Stipends from SLU

Doctoral students normally do not receive stipends from SLU, instead they have stipends from external donors.

Stipends from SLU are regulated by a decision by the Vice-Chancellor (currently only available in Swedish). These regulations are not valid for stipends from external donors.

Links to external donors


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