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1. Travel grants for Cluster PhD students and postdocs

Who can apply?

Cluster PhD students and Cluster postdocs in years 1 to 3 in collaboration with their supervisor (1 application per member and year)

When do you have to apply?

Please apply at least 14 days before departure (if you are travelling in December, no later than 30 November). Please contact Ms Daniela Suhr if you are unable to hand in the complete application 14 days in advance. In addition to the application form (PDF), a copy of the travel authorisation (approved “Dienstreiseantrag”), all receipts to be reimbursed and an explanation as to why the Cluster should support this trip must be submitted.

Prerequisites for applications:

- Active participation in a symposium or conference

- The participant has to present either a poster or a talk/oral presentation

- The topic is relevant for the Cluster and the participant mentions the Cluster and uses its logo.

-  The trip should not be dependent on the Cluster’s financial support

Amount of funding:

  • within Germany max. 75 %, not more than €500
  • within Europe max. 75 %, not more than €700
  • overseas max. 75 %, not more than €1,000

 

2. Grants for a research stay abroad for Cluster PhD students

Who can apply?

Cluster PhD students in collaboration with their supervisor

When do you have to apply?

At least 4 weeks before departure. In addition to the application form (PDF) you should state the reason for undertaking this research project abroad.

Prerequisites for applications:

- Longer stays abroad, e.g. a project to learn certain methods that are not available at home

- The project helps to advance the PhD work

- None of the Cluster locations can offer similar expertise

- The topic is relevant for the Cluster

- The Cluster must be mentioned in all resulting talks or publications

-  The trip should not be dependent on the Cluster’s financial support

- The PhD student or the host institution cover part of the costs

Amount of funding:

The maximum amount of funding is limited to €2,000. This can include travel expenses of up to €1,000. 

 

3. Grants for training (workshop attendance) for Cluster PhD students

Who can apply?

Cluster PhD students in collaboration with their supervisor (1 application per group and year)

When do you have to apply?

At least 4 weeks before departure. In addition to the application form (PDF) you should state the reason for undertaking this research project abroad.

Prerequisites for applications:

- None of the Cluster locations can offer similar training

- The topic is relevant for the Cluster

- No reimbursement of travel or accommodation expenses

Amount of funding:

The maximum amount of funding is limited to €4,000.

 

4.  (Post)Docs with special family circumstances

For further information, please follow this link

 

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