The Philosophical Faculty grants financial support to doctoral students who are registered as present at the university for trips relating to studies by paying the actual travel costs (e.g., train tickets or bus fares). The support is available annually via a separate call for applications that is published in Yammer.
The Faculty of Health Sciences gives out travel grants, which can be applied at any time of year using a travel grant application form.
Dean awards the travel grants based on applications three times a year: May 31, August 31, and November 30.
UEF Law School announces that its travel grants for seminar and conference visit costs are open for applications from postgraduate students.
The grants are meant for students conducting their postgraduate studies in the field of law or philosophy at the University of Eastern Finland, with a doctoral degree as their targeted degree. The grants can be awarded for participating in seminars or conferences related to these postgraduate studies, on the condition that the postgraduate student presents their own work at the seminar or conference. The grant may be used to cover the travel and accommodation costs as well as the participation fee of the seminar or conference.
The amount of the grant is a maximum of 2000 euros. During one calendar year, the postgraduate student can be awarded a grant once. The grant can be used to participate in several different seminars or conferences. One application may be used to apply for several different seminars or conferences.
The postgraduate student must discuss with their supervisor, which seminars and conferences are most worthwhile participating in considering their postgraduate studies. A recommendation from a supervisor must be attached to the grant application, showing that participation in the seminar or conference at hand is necessary to further the postgraduate studies of the applicant. This recommendation can be given via email (a separate statement is not needed). If the recipient of the grant receives funding for their research from some other quarter, this other funding must be spent first. The grant awarded by the department is secondary in relation to other funding the applicant might have. Travel grants are meant for postgraduate students who are not employed by the university.
The free-form scholarship application must include:
- Personal details (i.e. name, profession, social security number, place of tax assessment, address).
- Bank account details.
- Information on current work place and duties.
- Details about the event/events for which the grant is needed as well as a short account on the planned presentation by the student.
- The amount of the grant applied for and the grounds on which it should be awarded (a cost breakdown).
- A short clarification on the current state of the applicant’s doctoral thesis and a description of the importance of the grant in furthering this work.
- An estimate of when the doctoral dissertation defence is planned to take place.
The applicant must also attach to the application:
- A report on the completion of studies specified in the postgraduate study plan and a schedule for completing possible missing studies
- Recommendation from a supervisor as to why participating in the event/events is beneficial (an email is sufficient)
The decision of awarding the grants will be made by the head of UEF Law School. The application period is ongoing. The applications for the grants must be delivered via email to the department’s financial secretary Paula Savolainen (firstname.lastname@example.org).