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STINT introduces two new internationalization programmes
December 13, 2017 - 05:35
STINT – the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (in Swedish: Stiftelsen för internationalisering av högre utbildning och forskning) – has announced a new strategy for the academic year 2014/15, focusing even stronger on international collaboration, and also on young researchers. Two new fundng programmes are being introduced in the fall 2014, one for Postdoctoral Transition Grants; and one for Double Degree Programme grants.
Since the early 1990s, STINT has supported the internationalisation of Swedish research and higher education, and encouraged participation in its programmes, that include an Institutional Grants (IG) programme supporting new international collaborations in research and higher education within all disciplines and all countries in the world; and Initiation Grants for the implementation of short-term projects targeting the building of new and strategically interesting international relationships. More information.
The aim of the Postdoctoral Transition Grants for Internationalisation programme is to support promising young researchers in Sweden after a postdoc period of at least one year abroad in order to maintain and further develop their international network early in their careers. Applications will be assessed by experts, focusing on how the proposed international partnership fulfils the following three criteria: 1) contribution to the educational establishments’ internationalisation, 2) scientific quality and novelty and 3) planning and support. Deadline will be 1 October 2014. More information.
The Double degree programme grants will help Swedish unversities to recruit international students. The programme will increase the quality of education in higher education by stimulating the development of new and creative forms of international educational collaborations. Although the focus of this programme is on the undergraduate and graduate level, collaborations on doctoral level are also possible. Applicants must be employed at a Swedish university and have obtained their PhD. Main partners must be outside the European Union. The programme will announced for the first time in late 2014, with decisions during the winter of 2014-2015. More information.