Travel grants and funding
The below links can be helpful for finding grants or funding to
cover travel costs, conference fees, printing costs and also for
submitting research funding proposals. Some of the below research
funding organisations also offer travel grants, so do check those
links as well.
JC Kempe's scholarship fund at UmU »
Scholarships of 50 000 SEK offered twice yearly for PhD
DRS Student Research Bursary »
Funding for students' research materials, travel, specialist
equipment, expertise (for example: translation, statistics, design)
etc. Deadline March 31.
Travel grants for UmU PhD students and young researchers
No special deadline; applications possible all year round.
SI, The Swedish Institute »
Blanceflor Ludovici-Compagni, née Bildt»
Adolfsakademien för svensk folkkultur
Magnus Bergvalls stiftelse
Bo Rydin Foundation offers travel grants for
doctoral students who wish to participate in scientific conferences
and also grants for master´s thesis (30 credits). The aim of the
Foundation is to promote research in the technical or natural
sciences at Swedish universities and institutes within SCA´s
strategic areas, hygiene and forest products.
Grants for teachers' exchange
Staff exchange programs. There are several
staff exchange possiblitities through the different agreements
between Umeå University and other institutions all over the world.
Check out the Erasmus+ for teachers and staff and the Linnaeus-Palme program.
Grants for research exchange
FLEXIT is a programme funded by Riksbankens
Jubileumsfond, within which researchers can apply to spend between
6 months and a year at a company or organisation. Calls for Flexit
researcher applications close in January/February yearly.
The below foundations are the some of the main sources for
research funding in Sweden. Types of research activities that can
be funded are basic research projects, projects within a specific
area or topic, conference support, post-doc positions, visiting
professors, printing costs etc., depending on the foundation aims
and on the formulation of the calls. A more extensive list of
national research funding organisations is found here. For deadlines and guidelines, see the
information on the respective sites. Grant's Office at UmU can assist with
information about EU project applications and other international
. Apply for funding of research projects in the fields of
energy, sustainability, environment, security and forest industry
processes and products. Funding is also available for PhD project
equipment, and travel grants for conference particpation, degree
work or research periods at other institutes. Apply before March
STINT, the Swedish Foundation for International
Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, STINT
announces scholarships for researchers at Swedish
universities that want to start new international collaborations.
STINT announces three institutional collaborative projects with
duration of up to four years. The programmes are: Institutional
Grants, Korea-Sweden Research Cooperation Programme, Joint
Brazilian-Swedish Research Collaboration. It is also possible to
apply for Initiation Grants for shorter start-up
The Swedish Research Council is the largest state funding agency
for basic research at Swedish universities.The Research Council
provides support for research within research infrastructures,
medicine, humanities and social science, natural and engineering
sciences, and also educational sciences and artistic research and
development. The Council also grants funding for arranging
conferences. Calls usually open in February and close in March or
Vetenskapsrådet: Swedish research links
The Swedish Research Links program offers
grants for international collaborative research projects of high
scientific quality and of mutual relevance for scientists in Sweden
and scientists in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA),
Africa, Latin America and Europe. Scientists in basic and applied
research within all academic areas are now welcome to apply for
funding. The grant may be used for joint
activities, such as research visits between the partners, workshops
and seminars. The grant must not be used for salaries or
scholarships. Last application date is May 7
The Wallenberg Foundations is the group name of the public
private Foundations which are funded by a member of the Wallenberg
Family. The different foundations fund scientific research,
scholarships and cultural activities in various fields.
The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems
is Sweden's innovation agency. Focus is on strengthening Sweden's
innovativeness, aiding sustainable growth and benefiting society,
and their calls for proposals relate to these areas.
The Swedish Research Council Formas annual open call most
often open around February 25 for applications for grants for
research and development projects within the Research Council's
three areas of responsibility - Environment, Agricultural Sciences
and Spatial Planning. The council awards Grants for research and
development projects, Grants for research and development projects
for young research leaders and Grants for mobility starting grant
for young researchers.
The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare.
Forte supports research projects within these areas, and also
creates research positions at Swedish universities and provides
grants for visiting researchers as well as scholarships for
post-doc studies abroad.
Axel & Margareta Ax:son Johnson
foundationThe Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation is a
private foundation whose principal objective is to facilitate
scientific research in general. We have in particular chosen to
benefit the liberal arts and the social sciences.
Grants for printing costs
Several of the above research foundations can also grant funding
for printing costs ("tryckbidrag") for disseratations and other
scientific or artistic publications. And many smaller foundations
can also grant finding for printing costs. Please add to the
information on this page if you come across any, by sending the
information to our communications officer.
Estrid Ericsons stiftelse
Kungliga patriotiska sällskapet
& Ivar Philipssons stiftelse
Johan & Jacob Söderbergs stiftelse
Research professional funding database
UmU utlysningar för forskare och lärare»
UmU announcements for researchers and teachers (less extensive than
the Swedish version) »
Overview of grants and funding for arts and