Guidelines for travel grants within the Research School Sustainable Biomass Systems at SLU

Last changed: 28 December 2020

Travel grants are available to students within the Sustainable Biomass Systems (SBS) Research School. As the total amount of money available for these activities is limited, only grants up to 10.000 SEK can be provided.

Because there are many other funds available for travel grants at SLU, SBS grants should be considered as a complement to travel grants available through SLU.

Types of travel grants

Examples of possible activities include:

  1. Participation in PhD course at places outside Uppsala
  2. Visit to a laboratory for acquisition of skills (analytical skills)
  3. Use of advanced equipment not available at own laboratory 

OBS! You cannot apply for participation in a conference. 

Host institutions

The host institution must express its willingness to receive the prospective candidate by providing a letter of invitation.


The recipients of a travel grant from SBS must be PhD students at SLU and registered in our graduate school.

Travel reports from previous recipients of the travel grant

Gas Academy course 2018

Workshop on Phylogenomics 2019

Microbial Physiology and Fermentation Technology 2019

European Geoscience Union 2019


Application, deadlines and review procedure

An application form must be submitted including the attachments of a work plan including aims of the activity and cost statement/plan (ca 1 page) as well as a CV. In the case of a training visit, a pdf file with the letter of invitation from the hosting institution must also be provided.

Applications can be submitted via email to ( any time during the year but not later than one month before the planned date of travel. The application will be reviewed by the steering group for SBS at SLU and the applicant will be informed as soon as possible.

The application must include:

  • Short but strong motivation to support the suggested activity and why it is essential for the applicant’s postgraduate studies. To be stated in the application form.
  • Calculation of costs. To be stated in the application form. Transport and accommodation costs shall be verified by a travel agency or internet source.
  • Short description of travel plan. To be stated in the application form.
  • Certificate from the main supervisor supporting the importance of the visit for the applicant’s education.

Download the application form for travel grants here (word-format)

Travel reports and granted applications may be published at our web site.

Payment of the grant

The grant will be paid to the department of the applicant after preparation and approval of a written report (ca 1 page) that should be delivered not later that 1 month after completion of the travel. In case of any queries please contact the coordinator for SBS Mattias Eriksson (

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