Announcement: BUP Mobility Grant 2020

The BUP Mobility Grant Programme for Young Researchers 2020

This year we have the pleasure to announce two BUP Mobility Grants. The aim with the BUP Mobility Grant is to develop and strengthen the cooperation among young researchers in the Baltic Sea region. The grants are intended to support young scholars from BUP Member Universities in their research on sustainable development. The grant winners will be invited to present their research at a BUP conference or other event. This will be an opportunity to disseminate results, ideas and to create intra-network cooperation.

The grants are aimed at young researchers which means that for a post-doc, not more than 7 years should have passed since the dissertation. 

Deadline for applications: 20th of March 2020.

Eligibility

  • The BUP Mobility Grant is open to PhD students and Postdoc scholars from all BUP Member Universities;
  • The applications can be made for the mobility funding of new research projects (in whole or in part), or as a financial contribution to ongoing ones - as far as the applicant stay at another university in the Baltic Sea region during the mobility grant period. The idea is that the grant will cover travel and accommodation which will be handled by the BUP coordinating secretariat in Uppsala.
  • Applicants representing any discipline are welcome to apply;
  • The proposed research project needs to be directly connected to the field of sustainable development and the Baltic Sea region.
     

The Grants

The awarded maximum is a total value of 3,000 Euros. A report from the grant receivers should be sent to the BUP coordinating secretariat no later than 3 month after ended mobility grant period. The applications will be assessed by the BUP Scientific Committee according to the following criteria:

  • Originality: The degree to which the proposed project is pointing to new, original ideas in sustainability; grasping and developing the concept of sustainable development in unique and unexpected directions;
  • A statement of your plan for cooperation with the host university while staying there as a guest researcher, and if relevant, cooperation also with other partners in the Baltic Sea region;
  • Although inter-disciplinarily is not a strict requirement, projects deemed to have a potential of crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries, especially the division line between social and natural science and technology will attract special attention in the evaluation;
  • Project has focus on the Baltic Sea region;
  • The time period spent at the hosting university is minimum one month;
  • An invitation letter from the hosting university is required.
     

Application Procedure

The deadline for applications is 20th of March 2020. A signed Application Form including all attachments is to be scanned and sent by email to Christian Andersson at the BUP coordinating secretariat.