About the stipend and its terms and conditions

Svenska Sällskapet för Medicinsk Forskning offers travel stipends for doctoral students who are carrying out preclinical and clinical medical research in Sweden. The stipend is for a maximum of SEK 50,000, and is awarded a maximum of three times. 

Doctoral students registred at a Swedish university with at least one peer-reviewed original research article to their names are eligible to apply for the travel grant. Stipends are not awarded to researchers who have already defended their PhD thesis or to unregistered doctoral students. 

The stipends are intended to cover additional personal expenses, such as tickets and housing, in connection with travel to another research institution or clinic for studies that are significant for the doctoral student’s own research project. Stipends are awarded, for example, for travel for the purpose of learning new methodology, collecting research data or other similar purposes. A personal invitation from the host institution, as well as a certificate from the chief supervisor must be attached. 

The travel grant is not awarded for courses, travel to conferences or congresses, for materials, printing or other operating costs. Subsistence allowance or reimbursement for food costs during the period will not be approved. 

Submitting your application

Applications are submitted electronically, and the stipend can be applied for on four occasions per year; 15 February – 1 March, 15 May – 1 June, 15 August – 1 September and 15 – November – 1 December. The application system closes at 23.59 on the last day of application for each call and it is not possible to register a new application, submit or make changes to an existing application after that.

You will find a link to the application at the bottom of this page. 

The travel may commence no earlier than one month after the end of the application period and last for a maximum of 6 months.

Do not forget to attach the personal invitation from the host institution, as well as the certificate from your main supervisor to your application.

Report and payment

The stipends awarded are paid out in arrears. After the travel is completed, the stipend holder must submit a travel expenses claim accompanied by original receipts, as well as a scientific report on the project. After the report has been approved, the stipend will be paid out to the account specified on the travel expenses claim form. Note that the funds granted must be collected no later than one year after the decision date shown on the contract.