Grants for internationalisation

15 June 2021

The Committee for Strategic Internationalisation invites applications from doctoral students and teachers/researchers for various funding opportunities within internationalisation. Application deadline is 2021-10-15.

Follow instructions for applications provided at the end of the document!

Note that the University's and Faculty's recommendations regarding international travel must be adhered to!

I. Grant for an international stay during doctoral studies
For an academic visit (≥3 weeks) at a university abroad during doctoral studies. The application should specify how the international research milieu at the university benefits the dissertation, and the potential for a future post-doc. Supervisor's support is obligatory and co-financing from external sources is meritorious. Maximum of 25 000 SEK will be awarded.

II. Grant for an international stay preparing for a post-doc
For an academic visit at a university abroad to prepare for a post-doc stay. The application should include a short summary and motivation for the choice of the University. Application for this grant can be made during the last year of doctoral studies (Supervisor's support is obligatory) or within two years of dissertation. Co-financing from external sources is meritorious. Maximum of 15 000 SEK will be awarded.

III. Grant for mobility during post-doc
For a research visit (≥3 weeks) at a university abroad, within three years of dissertation. The application should include a short summary and motivation for the choice of the University. Co-financing from external sources is meritorious. Maximum of 25 000 SEK will be awarded.

IV. Grant for developing courses/modules in English
For developing courses/modules in English within the Faculty's programmes; comprising of internal development and/or in cooperation with an international institution. Co-financing from the respective Program Council is meritorious. Maximum of 60 000 SEK will be awarded.

V. Grant for establishing student and staff mobility
For activities that enable student and staff mobility with international institutions, for the Faculty's programmes. Co-financing from the respective Program Council is meritorious. Maximum of 25 000 SEK will be awarded.

VI. Grant for developing a course/module with virtual mobility
For development of virtual mobility in current courses or for new courses/modules, in cooperation with an international institution. Tips: https://virtualmobility.eadtu.eu/. Co-financing is meritorious. Maximum of 60 000 SEK will be awarded.

Instructions for application and reporting

Eligible to apply are doctoral students (I-II) and/or staff at the Faulty of Medicine or active employees of County Councils of the northern regions (I-VI) with active employment during application and during utilization. Applicants are limited to ONE application per person and call (I-VI). Application should be sent to: medel@diarie.umu.se. Provide Call's register number (FS 2.1.6-1329-21) in subject.

Application should be in English, of maximum one A4 page (Georgia font 10) and include a one-page CV and a 'Letter of intent' from the intended international institution. Mention the Calls number, which grants is applied to (I-VI), applicant name and personnummer, department, email and mobile, date of dissertation (I-III), intended international university and the contact person (not required for IV). Describe planned activities, expected outcomes for the applicant and the Faculty. Provide a budget related to the activities, including any co-financing (mention name and amount of the sponsor). Mention who has approved the application: Supervisor (I & II), Head of Department (II-III) or Chair of Program Council (IV-VI).

Instruction for a one-page CV: Academic degree: Year, subject, and university. Doctoral degree: year, subject, university, doctoral thesis title and the supervisor. Post-doc stars: year and placement. Current employment: duration and share of research in employment. Previous employments: type of employment and duration. interruptions in research, Supervision: doctoral students and post-docs that received supervision.

Report in English, of a maximum on A4 page (Georgia font 10), including an accounting of finances is to be submitted to IKOM within 1 month of conclusion of the activity, but latest by 2023-06-30. Applicants approved for a grant are expected to share their experiences within the Faculty.

Questions?

Please email: int.med@umu.se