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This year's travel doctoral students on the other side of the Atlantic

Three persons taking a selfie.
Peggy Ler (left) at Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, meeting Professor Eileen Crimmins, co-investigator of the Health and Retirement Study in the US and Assistant Professor T. Em Arpawong. Photo: Private

Curious about doing research abroad? Peggy Ler, PhD at Karolinska Institutet, was just that, so she applied for a travel grant and went to Minnesota.

SWEAH has awarded travel grants for research stays abroad to two PhD students this year, Aber Sharon Kagwa recently traveled to Canada and now Peggy Ler has been to Minnesota, USA.

Three persons taking a selfie.
With Professor Deborah Finkel, Peggy's co-supervisor, and Professor Margaret Gatz, one of the PI for IGEMS Consortium, at a balcony next to the office with VonKleinsmid Center's bell tower in the backdrop. Photo: Private
A three I the sun behind a sign of Minnesota university.
Peggy visited University of Minnesota, met Professor Matt McGue, Director of Minnesota Centre for Twin and Family Research and his team. Photo: Private


Seminar screen.
Seminar at the Keck School of Medicine, about "Convergent Opportunities between Engineering and Medicine" by Dr Susan Margulies, Assistant Director at US National Science Foundation. Photo: Private


Four people taking a selfie with at trojan in the background.
Peggy together with Deborah Finkel, Blake Palomino (Office Manager) and Catalina Ruple (Project Specialist). Photo: Private


Apply next spring

The students applied for and received their travel grants last spring, SWEAH announces with the deadline March 31 and September 30. There are good opportunities to receive money for travel and accommodation if you have an invitation from another university to do guest research with them for a period. There were no applicants for the announcement this autumn.

Read about the travel grant here.