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The UI’s Research Fund – Travel Grants

The travel grants are intended to assist recipients with travel costs regarding conferences abroad in 2021. The applicant is expected to have a presentation or other academic contribution at the conference he/she applies for.

It is also possible to apply for travel costs regarding courses or summer schools abroad in 2021. However, the general premise for the grant allocation is that applications due to courses or summer schools come secondary to applications due to conferences. In other words, academic participation in a conference (presentation, poster or other academic contribution) is a key element of prioritization for the grant allocation.

The amount of the grant is 100.000 ISK for the calendar year 2021.

Applicants must attend to the annual course registration in March each year to be eligible for applying for the travel grant. 


It is clear that the spread of COVID-19 has had effected large number of international conferences, just as other events and gatherings, last year. Many international conferences have been postponed or even cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus around the world. However, many conference holders with planned events intend to carry on with their schedules until further notice and have even changed them to online events.

Contact the Division of Science and Innovation for further information.