Travel grants and stipends
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 October 2017!
Call opens 1 month before deadline.
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. Please see the information in the column to the right.
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.
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
Stipends from SLU
Doctoral students normally do not receive stipends from SLU, instead they have stipends from external donors. SLU stipends are regulated by a decision by the Vice-Chancellor (currently only available in Swedish):
- Regler och delegationsordning för utdelning av stipendier vid SLU
- Kommentarer till Regler och delegationsordning för utdelning av stipendier vid SLU
Links to external donors
- Nordforsk (funding for Nordic research cooperation)
- KSLA forskningsanslag/stipendier
- Fulbright grants for visiting lecturers and research scholars
- European Commision
- Postdoc grants