For personnel

Travel grants to personnel

Please note! Vaasa University Foundation does not accept new applications at the moment.

Those who do research at the University of Vaasa may apply for a travel grant from Vaasa University Foundation to cover the costs of participating in a conference or seminar related to the applicant’s research. A prerequisite for a grant is that the applicant will have an active role at the conference/seminar.

A travel grant can be provided for travel costs, accommodation, enrollment fees etc. The foundation cannot provide a travel grant for per diem allowances. The application must be submitted well in advance (about 2–3 months before the journey). The travel grant cannot be applied after the journey. A grant can be appropriated after the applicant has participated in the conference/seminar regarding that the application has been submitted well in advance before the seminar.

The applicant must submit an application, including the following information:

  • Applicant’s contact information
  • Intended purpose of travel grant
  • Faculty, department
  • Topic of applicant’s presentation

Doctoral students must also provide:

  • Supervisor
  • Research subject
  • Purpose of the journey for the applicant´s research

The following annexes must be provided:

  • Information about the conference
  • Letter of approval for the applicant’s presentation at the conference
  • Detailed total budget (incl. all costs)

Doctoral students must also attach:

  • Supervisor’s statement regarding the journey

The applicant must also inform if the applicant has applied or been granted other grants for the journey. The applicant must also inform the foundation about grants appropriated after the applicant has submitted this application to the foundation.


Elina Blomqvist
Vaasa University Foundation
Tel. 029 449 8508