Here you can find some frequently asked questions, and our answers.
Q is short for Question.
A is short for Answer.
Q: When can I apply?
A: Look at the Application page.
Q: Are Leapfrogs and the Sustainability Fund the same thing?
A: No, the money comes from different funds, but you apply in the same form. The scholarships follow the same commitments and application criteria. The majority of workshops will be conducted together during the summer.
Q: How do I apply?
A: When the application opens, you can find the application page for Leapfrogs on Younoodle, and the link will be published on this website. On Younoodle you will fill in information about yourself and your idea. This application must then be submitted via the younoodle page.
Q: Can I include a picture in my application?
A: Unfortunately, it is not possible to include pictures, graphs or similar in the application form via Younoodle.
Q: Can anyone apply?
A: There are both formal and assessment criteria. The details are available on the Application page.
Q: Can I work or study during the three months?
A: You are supposed to work on your project full time during three months and you are not allowed to recieve financial support from CSN during this period.
Q: Can I receive CSN payment while receiving a Leapfrogs cheque?
A: No, the intention is that you take a study break so that you can work full-time on your project during the summer break.
Q: Can I apply to, for example, Venture Cup at the same time?
A: Yes you may!
Q: How much money do I get from Leapfrogs?
A: You receive in total 33 000 SEK divided into two payments during the time you are working with your Leapfrogs project.
Q: Who may apply, an individual or a project?
A: The cheque goes to an individual and not to a project. It's not guaranteed that all people from the same project are awarded the scholarship if they apply, since the applications are assessed individually.
Q: Can multiple people from one project apply?
A: Since the cheque is awarded to an individual we will make an assessment accordingly. However, since we also want to support as many projects as possible we will generally award one cheque per project. In som cases we will award a maximum of two cheques per project.
If you are several people applying for the same project - submit one application for each person.
Q: Can I apply with several ideas?
A: Yes, but you have to submit one application for each idea.
Q: Can I apply if I have recieved a Leapfrogs cheque previous years?
A: Yes, but you can only receive a Leapfrog cheque twice
Q: Can I apply if I am studying abroad?
A: Yes you may. However, you must attend the workshops in-person. However, the kickoff will be digital.
Q: Am I required to repay if the project fails?
A: No, not unless you have deliberately provided false information in your application.
Q: What happens if I cancel the project?
A: You will not receive any further payments.
Q: Am I required to have a Swedish bank account?
Q: Do I need to use all words in my application?
A: No, sometimes "less is more", however, ensure the application is concrete and clear.
Q: Can I get help from a junior business developer to understand the NABC-model or develop my idea further?
A: Yes, but make sure to book such a meeting well in advance. However, we can not give any feedback on the application itself. Also, there will be a "How to write an application" workshop during the spring.