TTF-funded activities could include, for example:

  • Learning new analytical techniques and software management methods.

  • Learning or assisting in developing and implementing novel clinical protocols.

The scope of the TTF also encompasses other fields, such as Public Health, Health Economics and others related to the field of human milk and lactation.

The TTF covers up to USD $10,000 per awardee for visa-related costs, roundtrip transportation to/from the activity destination, accommodation, personal expenses (food, local transportation) and basic supplies connected to the proposed research activities. 5-10 awards will be granted per year.

Eligibility Criteria
Selection Criteria


When submitting required documents, i.e., Budget Form and Type of Training, the pre-defined templates MUST BE USED (see below). Documents will not be accepted in any other format.


Some answers to questions often asked about the TTF

How much funding is awarded? Why does it say “up to…”? What happens if a recipient has more than one source of funding for their proposed project?
What can be included in the budget in terms of “basic supplies connected to the proposed research activities”?
Shall I include health insurance in the budget?
Shall I include accommodation in the budget?
How much money can be allocated for accommodation?
Shipping of samples take up a large proportion of the budget. How do you manage that?
What about publication costs?
Is it necessary to travel to another university or can you also just change the lab/team within your current university?
What is the minimum/maximum duration of the placement?
Do you have to start on April 1st or can you also start a couple of months later?
Does your proposed mentor have to be an ISRHML member?
Can you apply for a TTF first and then apply again for a TBF?

Indirect Cost Policy

Download this PDF here to see indirect cost policy