To apply for Punktum funds, you need to submit an application. You do this by following the instructions below and upload your documentation no later than 25 November 2022 to Punktum's Canvas website.

The purpose of this year's call is to offer teachers who have carried out educational development projects time to write a manuscript for publication in a scientific journal. It must be submitted to a relevant journal within one year from the date of the decision on the allocation of funds.

Your application should include the following:

  • Contact information for the applicant (name, unit/department, e-mail and telephone)
  • A brief description of the pedagogical development project that forms the basis of the planned article (max 200 words)
  • An extended abstract of 400–500 words for the intended article
  • A description of which journal(s) you are aiming at for publication
  • The head of department's (or equivalent) approval by e-signing (eduSign) of your application. Signing the application assure that the applicant can use Punktum funds during 2023 to write the article and that the terms of funding are accepted (see below).

The application must be uploaded to Punktum's Canvas website no later than November 25th, 2022, at 23.59.

Punktum's assessment group consists of qualified or excellent teachers at Umeå University. They will review and rank the applications received. After that, the Vice-chancellor decides on the allocation of funds. Notifications of funding is then provided to applicants as soon as possible.

Terms of funding

The Punktum funds can only be used for salary costs. The department/unit thus provides co-funding through paying overhead costs for the working hours covered by the funds. Other costs such as purchase of books, technology, travel and/or conference participation are not granted.

An internal invoice for the amount applied can be sent to UPL after the Vice-chancellor's decision on funding. Granted funds must be used within 1 year of the Vice-chancellor's decision.


Upload your application to the Punktum site in Canvas.

Reference number: FS 2.1.6-2057-22

Last day to apply: November 25, 2022


Marie Friman