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Funding for staff exchange and artificial intelligence (AI)

Closes in 12 days

The Swedish innovation agency Vinnova offers funding up to 300,000 SEK for short-term staff exchange in the field of artificial intelligence. The application deadline is 2 October 2018.

The offer in brief

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What can you apply for?

Short-term staff exchange in the field of artificial intelligence. The staff exchange can take place in Sweden or as an international exchange, both incoming and outgoing directions

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Who can apply?

This funding opportunity is available for individuals working in the field of AI. We welcome non-technical aspects of AI research and development. 

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How much can you apply for?

The funding supports the secondment of staff members for one to three months. The exchange can be spread over an 18-month period.

Important dates

  • 5 Jul 2018
    Opens for application
    5 Jul 2018
  • 2 Oct 2018
    Apply before kl 14:00
    2 Oct 2018 at 14:00
  • 25 Oct 2018
    Decision given
    25 Oct 2018
  • 1 Nov 2018
    Project allowed to start
    1 Nov 2018
  • What we want to achieve with this call for proposals

    The main purpose is to establishlasting cooperation between academia and other parts of society. We support collaboration and sharing of ideas between research disciplines and different industrial sectors in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

    Organizations that can apply 

    The exchange includestwo partnerorganizations, one academic and one non-academic. The staff exchange can take place in Sweden or as an international exchange, both incoming and outgoing directions. At least one of the sending or receiving organizations must be an academic institution 

    Artificial Intelligence 

    This funding opportunity is available for individuals working in the field of AI. We welcome non-technical aspects of AI research and development.  

    Length of exchange 

    The funding supports the secondment of staff members for one to three months. The exchange can be spread over an 18-month period. 

    Personal qualifications 

    To apply for the exchange, individuals must fulfill one of the following criteria:

    • Researcherwith a PhD degree working at a university or research institute.  
    • Staff working at a private company, in the public sector or at an NGO. Documentation of at least 2 years’ experienceof R&D in AI is required. 

    Funding details 

    The grant can be used to cover salary, travel and accommodation. 

    Vinnova will cover up to 50 per cent of the overall costs for the exchange, up to 300,000 SEK.  

    Contents of a proposal 

    Proposals should highlight the knowledge creation, the sharing of know-how, and skills development in AI made possible through the staff exchange.  

    The proposal mustinclude the following: 

    • How the exchange will lead to new or improved cooperation between the two organizations 

    • A description of the AI-part of the cooperation 

    • CVs for the staff exchange individual and the host in the receiving organization 

    • Letters of intent from both organizations 

    • A plan and budget for the exchange 

    The application must be submitted by the Swedish organization.

    How to apply

    To apply for funding, you need to complete an application form in our application portal, Intressentportalen. The form contains questions about your project, project members and budget.

    How to apply for funding

    Allow enough time to complete the application

    Keep in mind that it can take several days to gather the information you need to complete your application, so it’s a good idea to start early. That way, you can save your details and come back to your application, making adjustments until you submit it.

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