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DPLU student grant

The Diabetes Programme at Lund University (DPLU) awards PhD student grants to ambitious doctoral students with promising projects. Grant recipients are announced at the annual Diabetes research day. An important aim of the student grant is to encourage doctoral students to come up with new research ideas and to train their grant application and research proposal skills.

DPLU awards a grant of 40,000 SEK every year to a doctoral student affiliated with LUDC. The DPLU student grant in 2022 was awarded in February, and the deadline for submissions was in December 2021.

Information about the grant

The grant is primarily intended for the purchase of materials directly connected to the student’s own project, but it may also be used for travelling costs to visit foreign laboratories to establish collaborative research or to learn new methodology. The grant cannot be used to fund conference travels. Each student may be awarded two grants during the duration of their PhD studies.

How to apply

Applications should include:

  1. Completed grant application form (in English)
  2. Research programme (maximum three pages)
  3. CV (max two pages), including publications

Assessment process

Proposals will be assessed by a committee of senior researchers at LUDC. The decision will be based on the quality of the application and the novelty of the project. Applications that have not been completed according to the above instruction will not be considered.

Calls for applications for the DPLU student grant in 2023 will be announced here.


Ulrika Blom-Nilsson
ulrika [dot] blom-nilsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
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