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Travel Grants

All Geneco PhD-students are offered a travel grant to enable a research stay at another laboratory for at least one month. The aims with the grants are to increase mobility of the PhD-students, enlarge their network and to give them valuable insights into research at other places than the home lab.

Large sailing ship at Hsihia
Photo: Christina Rengefors

GENECO Travel Grants

The main aim of these travel grants is to increase the research mobility of GENECO PhD-students. A travel grant supports a research stay at other laboratories (not conferences) with the purpose to perform research, which will represent a part of the PhD project.

Each GENECO PhD student is granted at least one travel grant during his/her enrollment in Geneco, given a well-motivated application.

The research visit should last between 1 and 3 months and it could be abroad or within Sweden.

The travel grant covers travel costs and accommodation (bench-fees are not included). It is possible to add costs for accommodation / travelling for family members (children below 18, and/or adult accompanying young children) or for the several travels home during the research visit for students with young children. The accommodation cost should not exceed 10.000 SEK / month.

The total budget of the application should be between 15.000 – 40.000 SEK.

The application should include:

  1. a project description and the purpose of the research visit (summarized on one A4 page), signed by the applicant and his/her supervisor,
  2. invitation letter from the host laboratory
  3. budget specifying the cost items

The application can be submitted at any time to GENECO, Helena Westerdahl Helena.Westerdahl [at]

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General questions

Helena Westerdahl
Associate professor

Telephone: +46 46 222 36 69
E-mail: Helena.Westerdahl [at]

Questions regarding GENECO courses

Bengt Hansson
Associate professor

Telephone: +46 46222 49 96
E-mail: Bengt.Hansson [at]

Questions regarding administration, economy and other practical issues

Christina Rengefors
Project assistant
Department of Biology

Telephone: +46 46 222 96 14
E-mail: Christina.Rengefors [at]