Payment of CSTP funds

CSTP funds are a framework for part-financing (supplement to salary) of doctoral students at KI. Payments are made to the relevant department. The maximum amount is four years.

CSTP allocation

As of 1 July 2016 doctoral grants (“utbildningsbidrag”) could no longer be used as a form of financing doctoral students at KI.This affects the level of the CSTP framework estimate. As of 1 January 2016, two different grant levels/amounts apply as a basis for payments throughout the entire period of the doctoral training:

  • An amount calculated according to the old principle (one year of UBB and three years of doctoral student employment) to those who start education at the research level by December 2015. The annual amount according to this principle amounts to 326,000 SEK in 2022.
  • An amount calculated according to the new principle (four years doctoral student appointment) to those who start education at the research level, etc. January 2016. This amount assumes that the PhD student is not provided with UBB but is employed from day 1 (also during VT 2016). The annual amount according to this new principle amounts to SEK 355,000 in 2022.

Payment of CSTP funds

The payment of CSTP funds for year 1 is made against requisition while the remaining year's payments (years 2-4) are lifted into the regular resource allocation and, automatically, are paid in twelfths.

The first annual amount will be paid after the graduation certificate has been sent to the responsible CSTP funding manager.

For payment of the first year - observe the rule around the so-called break point:

  • For requisitions received from the responsible administrator during the period 1 January - 30 June, via transfer assignment to institution, a full-year amount for the current calendar year will be paid.
  • For requisitions received during the period 1 July to 31 Decemberno payment will be made in the current year without funds being paid by ordinary resource allocation in the next calendar year.

Payment requirements Years 2 to 4

Checks on the progress of the doctoral students are carried out by the University Administration

  • Prior to the payment of year two, it is checked that the student is still registered.
  • In order for the third payment to be completed, the half-time check has been reported in LADOK and that the medical, dental or psychologist exam has been completed. NOTE! In order for the third payment to be carried out in the next calendar year, the half-time check is required in LADOK by 15 December.
  • Prior to the payment of the fourth and last year's amount, it is checked that the doctoral student is still registered and has not been dismissed. In normal cases, remaining funds may be used up to six months after the dissertation.

NOTE! In cases where the doctoral student dispenses within a period of less than four years, or for some reason completes his/her research studies, the principal supervisor is obliged to notify this to the CSTP-officer and to the CSTP steering group as soon as possible.

For questions regarding payments, please contact: Rickard Seward

How to fill in the form

Form for requistion of funding:

The upper part of the form is filled in by staff at the department.

  • Requisition refers to: Choose the PhD student within the CSTP and then the institution
  • Means Required for: Enter the name of the principal supervisor who has been awarded funds and the doctoral student who have been admitted to the postgraduate/CSTP project, and the announcement's diary number, ie. notice period when CSTP funds were granted.
  • Project: Enter the project the funds will be paid to.
  • Verification text: Write institutional title, name of principal supervisor and the doctoral student and CSTP funds (eg C1, Lisa Nilsson, Sven Karlsson, CSTP funds).
  • Institution reference: This is the name of the responsible person at the department.

The lower part of the form is filled in by the responsible administrator at the University Administration.

The application form should be sent by e-mail to the responsible administrator at the University Administration.



Kia Olsson

Administrative Officer
UF Central Administration