INVITATION TO APPLY FOR GRANTS 2017
Released date: 170213
Open for application until 171031
The VREF invites PhD students and researchers in early stages of their career (max 5 years after PhD exam) to apply for grants for short-term study visits. The invitation is continuously open until October 31st, 2017, and the study visit should be carried out before December 31st, 2017. The VREF wishes to have wide distribution of grants between universities, thus in the first half of 2017 (up to 30 June 2017) a
maximum of one (1) grant will be awarded to the same home university.
The invitation is restricted to:
VREF invests in programs and projects with the mission:
The overall objectives of the SVG are:
The SVG should be used for a study visit to:
The study visit should be related to the work program for the VREF supported CoE/project or Lee Schipper Scholarship. Both the home university and the host university for the visit should confirm the arrangement. Within four weeks of the study visit, a summary Study Visit Report should be submitted to VREF. VREF strongly recommends the parties involved in a study visit (the home institution, the host institution and the applicant) to produce a tangible output of the study visit, e.g. a jointly written conference paper.
Each individual grant is limited to maximum of 30 000 SEK. The grant should be used to cover costs in direct relation to the study visit, i.e. travel costs, accommodation cost and other direct costs, e.g. material supply costs. Salary cost, meals and/or per diem will not be covered by the grant. Each applicant can only be awarded one SVG in the same year, and priority will be given to applicants who have not received a VREF SVG before.
The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) inspires, initiates and supports research and educational activities through the Future Urban Transport Programme - How to deal with the complexity of urban transport (FUT).
Our Vision: Sustainable transport for equitable access in urban areas