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 grants travel grants for seminar, conference, and summer school costs for doctoral researchers.
The grants are meant for doctoral researchers 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, conferences and summer schools related to these postgraduate studies, on the condition that the doctoral researcher presents their own work at the seminar or conference or completes the summer school according to its requirements, the participation supports the student’s postgraduate studies, and that the supervisor recommends participation. The grant may be used to cover the travel and accommodation costs as well as the participation fee of the seminar, conference, or summer school.
The amount of the grant is a maximum of 2000 euros. During one calendar year, the doctoral researcher 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 doctoral researcher must discuss with their supervisor, which seminars, conferences or summer schools are most suitable from the perspective of the 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 doctoral researchers 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).