There are several possibilities to obtain support for the extra costs associated with attending courses and visiting institutions outside SLU. The research school Focus on soils and water has set aside a sum for mobility support for the PhD students within the research school, but there are also opportunities for all PhD students to apply for travel grants from SLU or external sources (some links to external sources are listed under "SLU general travel grants").
PhD students can apply for travel grants from SLU twice a year.
FoSW sets aside 50k SEK per year for mobility support (25k SEK each half year). FoSW PhD students and FoSW PhDs who defended their PhD within the last 6 months, with a valid employment at SLU may apply for mobility support. It can be used to cover extra costs such as travel (economy fare), lodging, insurance, local transport and course fee or course literature but not for salary or per diem (traktament).
The application should contain a budget, a short motivation (one paragraph), the applicant's address and affiliation and information to which SLU account it should be paid (FoSW only pays accounts at SLU departments). Mobility support will not be more than the applied amount. If the applicant also receives a support/stipend from another agency, the total amount should not exceed the total actual costs for travel, lodging, insurance and local transport.
The support should be applied for before leaving. The directors of studies should receive a complete application at least two weeks before the next steering committee meeting (check homepage or contact directors of studies for the exact days). Incomplete applications are not taken into consideration. The application should be sent digitally and as signed paper version to Maria Kahlert. The support is transferred to the research account after the application is approved by the FoSW Steering Committee.
Upon return, the applicant should submit a final report (1-3 pages depending on amount) containing a short description of benefits and outcome (e.g., publication), the budget of the original application, a financial report including copies of receipts and account information of your project (FoSW pays only accounts of SLU departments). You can also add a copy of the course schedule, for example.