Apply now for a Minor Field Study grant!

by on February 6, 2012 · 1 comment

in Comdev News,Student Info

This year Malmö University was awarded 29 Minor Field Studies scholarships to distribute among students for doing field work in connection with their thesis (final degree project). This means that students from the Communication for Development program can also apply for a grant provided they comply with the general eligibility criteria.

The Minor Field Studies (MFS) program is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and aims to give Swedish students the possibility to get to know more about developing countries and issues related to development. In its essence, the MFS scholarship is a travel grant of 25 000 Swedish crowns for doing fieldwork that should last 8 to 10 weeks in connection to writing a bachelor or master level thesis (degree project).

In order to be eligible for the grant, the applicants should either have a Swedish citizenship, or a permanent residence permit in Sweden. In the latter case, the field work should not be done in the student’s country of origin. Applicants from other Nordic countries who are not Swedish citizens can get an exception in certain cases. Other eligibility criteria is knowledge of English, as well as a minimum of 150 educational credits. More information about the grants is available here (only in Swedish).


If anyone is interested to write about HIV/AIDS, there might also be opportunities at another SIDA funded project. More information is available here.

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Gedamu Aron Atakilt February 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I am interested in doing field study, hence, I want to apply for the minor field study grant.

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