Research visits in Sweden up to 12 months

  • Application period: 15 October to 12 December 2018, for the academic year 2019/2020.
  • About 45 scholarships will be offered.

Included in the scholarship

Apply if you match one of the following categories

The scholarship provides PhD students, postdoctoral and senior researchers with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities. Researchers within all academic disciplines may apply. To qualify you need to belong to one of the following categories:

  • PhD student – PhD students/candidates applying for one long-term visit of 6, 9 or 12 months.
  • Postdoctoral researcher – Postdoctoral researchers applying for one long-term visit of 6, 9 or 12 months. Holders of a PhD degree, preferably from 2014 or later.
  • Senior researcher – Holders of a PhD degree who do not fit into the category of postdoctoral researchers, above, applying for one long-term visit of 6 months maximum.
  • Sandwich model – PhD students, postdoctoral and senior researchers applying for a scholarship over several shorter visits. Maximum three research visits per year, over three years. You may apply for the total number of months as specified for each category above (minimum 6 months). Each visit must be minimum 1 month. The scholarship visit(s) must be carried out by the end of 2021.

Available scholarship periods

Application period/ Can you apply? PhD students Postdoctoral researchers Senior researchers
1 September 2019–29 February 2020 (6 months) yes yes yes
1 January 2020–30 June 2020 (6 months) yes yes yes
1 September 2019–31 May 2020 (9 months) yes yes no
1 January 2020–30 September 2020 (9 months) yes yes no
1 September 2019–31 August 2020 (12 months) yes yes no
1 January 2020–31 December 2020 (12 months) yes yes no

Please note that it is not possible to postpone the scholarship to the following academic year.

For further information about the aims of the Visby Programme and the scholarship offer, please read our FAQ.

Exceptions

You cannot be granted a scholarship if you:

  • have already lived in Sweden for two or more years when the scholarship period begins
  • already have a permanent Swedish residence permit
  • have a Swedish work permit and are currently employed in Sweden
  • apply for a scholarship at the PhD level but are not enrolled in ongoing PhD studies outside of Sweden
  • apply for a scholarship at postdoctoral level, but do not hold a PhD degree
  • have already been awarded three or more scholarships/grants from SI.

Application procedure

Apply here!

In order to apply, you must first check your eligibility. If you are eligible to apply, you will be taken to the application portal.