This page has information about the purpose of the Linnaeus-Palme Partnership, the application process, finances and grants, how your application is assessed, reporting and evaluation and more.

Long-term cooperation

The Linnaeus-Palme Partnership allows Swedish universities to apply for grants for the development of partnerships with universities in low and middle-income countries. Grants from the programme provide the opportunity to offer coordinated teacher and student exchanges that strengthen the university’s capacity and strategic internationalisation work. One expected result is that teachers and students develop an interest in and ability to contribute to the 2030 Agenda. People with other roles at the university can also participate in activities to meet mutual needs for development. It is also possible to apply for funding for other activities outside the exchanges.

International experience and higher quality

The Linnaeus-Palme Programme aims to strengthen partnerships between Swedish universities and universities in low and middle-income countries, to contribute to developing capacity in departments and to widen interest in cooperation for development among young people. In addition, UHR also strives for international exchanges and partnerships that will contribute to raising the quality of education.

Linnaeus and Palme

The programme has two parts – Linnaeus and Palme. The first part, eachers and students in partner countries.

Reciprocity

The mutual benefit, both academic and in terms of experience, must be the focus of the projects that receive grants. This means that the cooperation must be equal in its character, even if the available resources may differ between the Linnaeus and Palme universities. The project must utilise both parties’ specific expertise. 

Financier

UHR is responsible for Linnaeus-Palme. The programme is funded by Sida as part of the strategy for capacity development, partnership and methods that support the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development 2018–2022.

Read more about inspiring projects

This is a report on the effects of Linnaeus-Palme:

Internationalisation through the Linnaeus-Palme programme (pdf)

How it works

Who can apply, what can you do and how does it work? Find out more:

How it works

Finances and grants

This page describes how grants for project activities and administration work and which costs are valid:

Finances and grants

Before applying

There are a few things you need to think about before you start filling in your project application. This page has more information about the framework application, letter of intent, etcetera.

Before applying

Apply for the programme

It is possible to apply for a grant through the Linnaeus-Palme Partnership once a year. Students who wish to participate in the programme apply via their department. Please note that the application has two parts.

Apply for the programme

How your application is assessed

We start work on assessing the applications after the application deadline. We do this based on the criteria for validity and quality.

How your application is assessed

Funding for participants with disabilities

If participants need special educational support or adaptations during their time abroad, it is possible to apply for funding for the additional costs that may arise.

Funding for participants with disabilities

Reporting and evaluation

At the end of the project period, the project owner must submit a narrative report and a financial report that measure the results of the exchanges. Projects that are to be audited must also submit an audit report. Participants from the Swedish university must also answer a participant questionnaire.

Reporting and evaluation