NoPSA Travel Grant


Nordic Political Science Association

Travel Grant

NoPSA travel grant for PhD students and early career scholars

Each year NoPSA awards up to five travel grants to PhD students and early career scholars from universities in one of the five Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, including the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Aaland Islands.

These grants cover the cost of participating in one of the conferences hosted by the Nordic political science associations that are members of NoPSA. The grants can cover the cost of travel, accommodation and conference fee. The maximum amount of each grant is 500 euros.

Eligibility criteria

In order to be eligible to receive funding you must;

  • Be affiliated with a university in one of the Nordic countries
  • Be a PhD student or an early career scholar at the time of the event. An early career scholar is defined as being within five years of completing your PhD
  • Not be in receipt of any other funding for the event applied for


Applicants can apply for a travel grant, prior to each conference, once they have been accepted as participants in the conference. Successful candidates will receive the grant after the conference has been held, given that they send in copies of their travel documents, receipts for travelling and/or accommodation and/or conference fee, of up to 500 euros and a confirmation that they attended the conference.

The application should be sent by email to the NoPSA secretary at (Sara Þöll Finnbogadóttir). The application should be in English.


The application should include:

  • A confirmation letter about your participation in the conference
  • Application statement
  • Letter from the Head of your Department
  • Copy of your Student ID or PhD diploma

Application statement must state what conference you intend to participate in and why your attendance will benefit your study or work.

Letter from your Head of Department confirming that you are not in receipt of any other funding from either your institution or from other funding sources for the conference applied for. Letters must be on a headed paper of the institution.