Travel Grants for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs

Call for Applications within the Excellence Initiative

The Heidelberg University Graduate Academy is pleased to announce funding support for doctoral students and postdocs at Heidelberg University for participation in conferences, workshops and for short-term research trips in Germany and abroad. Funding up to a maximum of 1,500 € can be awarded for the reimbursement of travel and living expenses (excluding meals) as well as for registration fees.

    Application deadlines for trips taking place in 2017/18:

    15 January 2017:      for trips taking place between 15 February 2017 and 31 August 2017

    28 May 2017:              1st funding period for trips taking place between 1 July 2017 and 30 September 2017
                                        2nd funding period for trips taking place between 1 November 2017 and 14 Februar 2018*
                                        *the 2nd funding period is conditional upon the award of interim financing after the conclusion
                                         of funding through the Excellence Initiative.

    Please take note of the application periods and time your application accordingly.
    Incomplete applications and applications submitted after the appropriate deadline
    will not be considered. The evaluation process generally takes about 8-10 weeks
    after the application deadline.

Guidelines for applying for a travel grant/FAQs and application forms
Please read this information carefully before applying for a grant in order to determine if you are eligible to apply, to help you to plan the timing of your application, to fill out the application form effectively and to avoid the most common mistakes. Read more


After reading the information on the website, please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions or need further information:

Graduate Academy Service Centre
Seminarstr. 2
1st Floor, Room 135
69117 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 – 54 3795
Fax: +49 6221 – 54 3032

Office Hours:
Mon through Thurs 10 am – 12 pm &
Mon and wed 1 pm – 3 pm

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