The aim of the FinCEAL Plus Travel Grants is to facilitate the participation of Finland-based researchers in regionally significant Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) meetings, policy dialogue events, or scientific conferences, workshops or networking events within the project's regional thematic areas. Ultimately, the aim is to increase Finnish involvement in bi-regional research cooperation and science policy formulation within the EU-Africa, EU-Asia and EU-LAC frameworks.A portion of the funding is reserved for PhD students. PhD students who are at middle or late-stage of their PhD studies will be given priority. Eligible costs include travel, accommodation, per diem, and possible visa costs and registration fees for events.

The project has 3 types of grants:
1. Open travel grants - Researchers (have already acquired a PhD) apply to attend events of their choice, based on the specific call guidelines.
2. Open PhD travel grants: PhD Students from Finnish institutions apply to attend events of their choice, based on specific call guidelines.
3. Targeted travel grants - The events are pre-determined by the project. The project coordinators send out invitations to researchers, for instance, an International meeting/conference relevant to one of the regional project themes. Interested researchers apply to attend.

The Open Travel and PhD Travel Grants are issued through a Rolling Call that opened on March 1st, 2017 and will remain open until further notice. 

As of June 1st, 2018, grants for Africa and LAC are no longer available. Asia-related grants will be closed on Friday August 31st. More information

Targeted Travel Grant Calls for specific events are published regularly in the News section, in the FinCEAL Plus Newsletter and in the FinCEAL Plus LinkedIn group.

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