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Award for Best Thesis: Theme - Sustainable Development

To promote student interest in sustainable development, the Environmental Advisory Board (miljöråd) at Dalarna University awards a travel grant of 10 000 kr for the thesis work of a student that most strongly contributes to a sustainable society. The grant is awarded by Dalarna University's Council for Sustainable Development (Råd för hållbar utveckling). The travel grant is intended for continued studies and professional development. The next grant will be awarded for a thesis published in the academic year 2022-2023: as such, students whose degree project is published in DiVA between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023 can submit their names for the award.

Send Your Entry: Send your entry no later than September 1, 2023, to the Council for Sustainable Development (see contact information below). In the email you need to 1) include a link to your thesis in DiVA; 2) explain in brief why your thesis contributes to a sustainable society; and 3) describe in brief how you would like to use the travel grant should you be awarded it. 

Evaluation and Decision: The Council for Sustainable Development will make its decision in October 2023.

Criteria for Entries

Entries will be evaluated in accordance with these three criteria:

Originality in relation to the tradition of the subject.

Direct relevance to sustainable development: there must be clear connections to one or more aspects of sustainable development in, for example, the research question and purpose.

Integration of a number of different perspectives related to sustainable development: for example, ecological, social and economic perspectives.

Costs Covered by the Travel Grant

The grant is for a trip within Sweden* of which the purpose is to develop competence and understanding in terms of sustainable development in a broad sense: for example, to take part in a seminar, to go on a field trip or to attend a course. The grant can cover personal costs such as course fee, transport, accommodation and literature.

(* Trips outside of Sweden will have to be approved by the Environmental Advisory Board.)

To receive the grant, you must be clear in your entry that it will be used for study-related purposes related to sustainable development. 


As recipient of the award, you must submit a report (maximum 1 A-4 page) to the Environmental Advisory Board at the latest six months after the study trip.

More Information

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Latest update: 30.11.2023