Travel grants differ depending on whether members work for private companies and apply from the Starfsafl training fund or if members work for the public sector and apply from public funds.
• Travel expenses are considered to be individual grants and are subject to the same rules. Therefore the maximum payment per year is 130.000 ISK for work related studies, courses or conferences and the total cost of travel.
At Starfsafl, the maximum travel cost for a trip abroad in connection with job related studies, courses or conferences is 40.000 ISK per year or a maximum of 50% of the total cost. Reimbursement is only for flights and may not be used for accommodation, bus, taxi or other expenses. If a member is responsible for the cost of the program, they can apply for a grant, otherwise they may not.
The application must be submitted with a confimation of the studies, courses or conferences attended and paid for by the member.
The rules for idividual grants and the submission of documents apply in all other cases not specified here.
In the public sector, the maximum cost for work related study trips aborad is 130.000 ISK per year, if the member has full rights in the fund. Otherwise in proportion to their part-time work for the last 12 months. This grant is awarded every 3 years.
Work related trips within the country are eligable for a maximum grant of 35.000 ISK, but not more than the cost of the trip. This grant is awarded every 2 years. Flights and accomodations are paid for. No payment is made to individuals for the cost of the program, the agency itself applies for the reimbursement.
The application must be submitted to Starfsafl with confirmation of participation in the studies, courses or conferences attended and paid for by the member.
The rules for individual grants and the submission of documents apply in all other cases.
Applications for those in the public sector must be submitted with a supervisor’s outline of the goals and assessment of the trip’s relevance to the job in addition to confirmation of participation and copies of travel documents.
- Report from the supervisor on the purpose and goals of the trip.– see an example of a satisfactory report
- A program of a trip that is in accordance with the work schedule and goals of the workplace. The program is scheduled in the morning and late afternoon with a description of what to do and what the purpose of the event is (e.g. visit, conference, course) – see examples of satisfactory schedule – see examples of unsatisfactory schedule
- Confirmation from recipients – see examples of confirmation from recipients
- Copies of tickets, receipts for travel- and accommodation expenses.