Published: 08-02-2024 14:05 | Updated: 11-03-2024 13:11

Apply for KI collaboration awards for doctoral students and post docs collaboration with the University of Edinburgh

To facilitate new and existing contacts between researchers and doctoral students as well as increase research collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, KI’s Internationalisation Board is pleased to announce the availability of limited competitive funds for a lab visit.

The collaboration award provides support for transportation and housing up to 10 500 SEK (including INDI) per person. The lab visit should be between 3-10days but can be extended if co-financing is supplied by the supervisor (should be stated in the supervisor’s support letter). The lab visits can take place within already existing collaborations or to labs with no previous collaborations. 


The application should include: 

  • CV 
  • Document supporting admission as doctoral student at KI (i.e. LADOK readout)
  • Statement of interest and description of the intended activities including relevance to the ISP (max 350 words combined) 
  • For post docs, statement of interest anddescription of the intended activities including relevance to the project. 
  • Letter of support from the supervisor  
  • An invitation letter from the proposed host

Combine the documents into a single pdf file. Deadline for applications is 10 April (new deadline). Email your proposal to Lotta Lundqvist. Proposals submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

The decision of funding will be made in April. The proposed travel should take place between April 2024 and April 2025.  

The following aspects, in particular, will be taken into account: 

  • Opportunity to use or learn methodology or technology that is unavailable at KI.
  • Strengthening of collaborations between KI and the University of Edinburgh. 


  • As the University of Edinburgh and KI are members of the of Eurolife, activities in connection with Eurolife is meritorious.
  • Have completed half-time examination (should be stated in the letter of support from the supervisor)

All funded collaboration awards will require submission of a short travel report that will be published on the KI web site.

It is possible to apply for the collaboration award more than once but applicants that never have been awarded a travel award for lab visit to the University of Edinburgh will be prioritised. 


For questions regarding the collaboration award and for advice regarding contacts with the University of Edinburgh, please contact Academic Coordinator for UK Pete Williams or International Coordinator Lotta Lundqvist.

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Pete Williams

Senior Lecturer
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Lotta Lundqvist

International Coordinator