Apply for a SPIDER Grant!

by Oscar Hemer on April 13, 2012 · 2 comments

in Student Info,Student Projects

Malmö University is a member of SPIDER (The Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions) and we have the privilege to offer travel grants to Master level students for doing field work (Degree Project) in developing countries. You can apply for a grant from 15.000 to 25.000 SEK (ca 1.600 to 2.700 €). The project must concern ”New Media and ICT for Development” and/or have an ICT4D component, and the field work must be carried out in what SPIDER defines as a developing country (which is NOT your home country). See the list of prioritized countries at the SPIDER website – – but note that the application is to be made to Malmö University, and the decision is taken locally. All Malmö University students at Master level – regardless of citizenship or residence – are eligible for the grants.
To apply for a grant, you must submit a Project PM that describes the outlines of your intended field work and a preliminary budget. Applications can be sent by e-mail or (preferably) ordinary mail to
Oscar Hemer
Malmö University
School of Arts and Comunication (K3)
S-205 06 Malmö
Deadline for application: 15 May


Santi Mayor April 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Hello Oscar,
Regarding the SPIDER call for proposals, I have a couple of questions. Would the grant be for this year (2012) or next year? Are the grants assigned based on a “first-come-first-served” principle or are all applications collected until the deadline and then assessed all together?

Thanks a lot,


Oscar Hemer April 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Hello Santi,
The grants are for 2012 only. There will be a new call for 2013. All applications submitted will be evaluated after the deadline. Depending on the quality of applications we decide whether we distribute all the grants now or save one or two for a second call in November.

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