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Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)


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Grants for Materials and Travel Expenses

Are you planning a stay abroad, do you need material resources or printing subsidies? Have a look around and find the right support for your project!

 

Overview of "Materials and Travel Expenses Grants"

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds – Travel grants >> Info

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Program for travels to conferences / lecture tours >> Info

  • Deutscher Akademikerinnenbund e.V. (Association of German Female Academics) – Printing subsidies >> Info

  • Deutscher Akademikerinnenbund e.V. (Association of German Female Academics) – Travel subsidies >> Info

  • European Research Council (ERC) and Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) – Proof of Concept – Grants >> Info

  • FAZIT-STIFTUNG (FAZIT Foundation) – Printing subsidies >> Info

  • FAZIT-STIFTUNG (FAZIT Foundation) – Travel grants >> Info

  • Friedrich-Stammberger-Foundation – Printing subsidies >> Info

  • Geschwister Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung für Geisteswissenschaften (Boehringer Ingelheim Siblings Foundation for the Humanities) – Printing subsidies >> Info

  • Joachim Herz Stiftung - Add-on Fellowships for Interdisciplinary Life Science >> Info

  • KIT International Strategy Fund – Travel grants >> Info

  • Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries e. V. –  Bronnbacher scholarship >> Info

  • Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (Words Copyright Collective) – Printing subsidies >> Info

 

 

 

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds – Travel grants

Target group:
doctoral researchers, postdocs

Area of studies:
Biomedical research

Period/amount of funding:
Travel grants are awarded for short-term visits of up to three months. The travel grants (lump sum) contribute to the expenses for travel to and from a destination, lodging (e.g. student housing), and course fees. 

Terms of application:
The grants are intended for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to learn clearly-defined methods useful for their ongoing research and their current laboratory by visiting another laboratory, or by attending research-orientated courses with the practical part making up at least 50% of the course. The grants can also be used by PhD candidates and their potential supervisors to evaluate the scientific and personal fit before the start of a PhD project in another country by funding a research stay of one to three months in the supervisor’s laboratory.
The application shall be completed in English and by the applicant personally.

 

Deadline:
Ongoing, however at the latest six weeks before travelling

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Program for travels to conferences / lecture tours

Target group:
Scientists (from doctorate onwards) and doctoral researchers who are integrated in the German academic system and whose center of life lies in Germany in the long term.

Area of studies:
All

Period/amount of funding:
Funding consists of the applicable DAAD flat-rate travel allowance, a grant for the conference fees, and a subsistence allowance for the duration of participation in the event. For lecture tours, a subsidy amounting to the applicable DAAD flat-rate travel allowance is paid.  

Terms of application:

There are two independent lines of funding on offer:
1. Travels to conferences abroad:
The line of funding "travels to conferences" allows active participation in a designated international scientific congress or conference abroad.
2. Lecture tours abroad:
The line of funding "lecture tours" is designed to enable scientists to accept written invitations of foreign colleagues or scientific institutions  outside of congresses or conferences.

Deadline:
Applications for funding for travels to conferences abroad have to be received by DAAD no later than four months before the first day of the event.
Applications for funding for lecture tours abroad have to be received by DAAD no later than one month prior to departure.

 

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Deutscher Akademikerinnenbund e.V. (Association of German Female Academics) – Printing subsidies

Target group:
Female doctoral researchers and postdocs

Area of studies:

All

Period/amount of funding:
Printing subsidies of up to EUR 500 for scientific publications

Terms of application:
Disciplines with a low share of women are considered especially.

Deadline:
April 15 and October 15 of every year

 

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Deutscher Akademikerinnenbund e.V. (Association of German Female Academics) – Travel subsidies

Target group:
Female doctoral researchers and postdocs

Area of studies:
All

Period/amount of funding:
Travel subsidies for conferences/conventions

Terms of application:
Disciplines with a low share of women are considered especially.

Deadline:
April 15 and October 15 of every year

 

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European Research Council (ERC) and Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) – Proof of Concept - Grants

Target group:
ERC grantees

Area of studies:
All

Period/amount of funding:
The ERC reimburses 100 % of the direct project costs and a flat rate of 7 % of the indirect costs. Costs for patenting or similar can also be covered. For a duration of up to 18 months, the ERC provides a maximum of EUR 150,000 per "proof of concept" project.

Terms of application:
The funding initiative is exclusively for ERC grantees who want to use an idea resultant of their project. Group leaders of both Starting as well as Advanced Grants projects may apply. The initial project may not have been completed for more than one year before the publication date of an ERC Proof of Concept call.

Deadline:
May 7, 2020
September 17, 2020


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FAZIT-STIFTUNG (FAZIT Foundation) – Printing subsidies

Target group:
Doctoral researchers not older than 28 years at the start of the doctoral research phase

Area of studies:
All with an emphasis on media/journalism

Period/amount of funding:
Printing subsidies for thesis or habilitation with at most EUR 2,000 (restricted to the required number of mandatory copies)

Terms of application:
There must be a "real financial hardship"; endorsement of the application by the professor (supervisor) and an indication of the estimated printing costs with calculation of costs. The application must be made in German, and applicants must be proficient in the German language.

Deadline:
Ongoing

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FAZIT-STIFTUNG (FAZIT Foundation) -– Travel grants

Target group:
Doctoral researchers not older than 28 years at the start of the doctoral research phase

Area of studies:
All with an emphasis on media/journalism

Terms of application:
There must be a "real financial hardship"; endorsement of the application by the professor (supervisor). The application must be made in German, and applicants must be proficient in the German language.

Period/amount of funding:
Travel subsidies (conference fee, air fare, train tickets, hotel costs etc.) as part of a doctorate with up to EUR 3,000

Deadline:
Completed applications for travel grants should be submitted at least six weeks prior to travel.

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Friedrich-Stammberger-Foundation – Printing subsidies

Target group:
(Young) scientists

Area of studies:
Geology

Period/amount of funding:
Printing subsidies for contributions to publications of the DGGV (German Society of Earth Sciences), grants for eastern European geoscientists and societies to subscribe to DGGV publications and to participate in DGGV events

Terms of application:
Self-nomination via a written application

 

Deadline:
November 15 of every year

 

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 Geschwister Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung für Geisteswissenschaften (Boehringer Ingelheim Siblings Foundation for the Humanities) Printing subsidies

Target group:

Doctoral researchers, postdocs

Area of studies:
Research with interdisciplinary aspects, either in the field of economics or natural sciences (here with explicit biological reference).

Period/amount of funding:
The fellowships enable flexible and individual research stays, conference visits, the acquisition of equipment and the use of continuing education opportunities. They are not intended to cover the cost of living. The fellows are funded for a maximum period of two years and two months. The funding consists of up to 12,500 euros each for individual research funding and for networking among the fellows. An additional amount of up to 3,000 euros is available for fellows with children.

Terms of application: Applications are open to young researchers of all nationalities working at a German research institution. Applicants should be doctoral researchers or postdocs in the natural sciences or economics and work on an interdisciplinary research topic - in the case of the natural sciences explicitly with a biological reference. The position should have a similar duration as the Fellowship or it should seem plausible that they will pursue an academic career for the next two years. Applications should be submitted directly to the Joachim Herz Stiftung.

Deadline:
Application can be submitted at any time.

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Joachim Herz Stiftung - Add-on Fellowships for Interdisciplinary Life Science

Target group:
Doctoral researchers, postdocs

Area of studies:
Research with interdisciplinary reference, either in the field of economics or natural sciences (here with explicit biological connection).

Period/amount of funding:
The fellowships enable flexible and individual research stays, conference visits, the acquisition of aids and the use of continuing education opportunities. They are not intended to cover living costs. Fellows are funded for a maximum period of two years and two months. The funding consists of up to EUR 12,500 each for individual research funding and for networking among the fellows. An additional amount of up to EUR 3,000 is available for Fellows with children.

Terms of application:
Applications are open to young researchers of all nationalities working at a German research institution. Applicants should be doctoral or post-doctoral researchers working in the natural sciences or economics and working on an interdisciplinary research topic - in the case of the natural sciences explicitly with a biological connection. The position should have a similar duration as the Fellowship or it should seem plausible that they will pursue an academic career for the next two years. Applications should be submitted directly to the Joachim Herz Stiftung.

Please note that a notification of third-party funding (DMA) must be submitted at the latest upon receipt of the funding approval. KHYS is the responsible advisory and acceptance office for doctoral researchers. Contact person is Dorit Dietel-Kronwald (KHYS).

For applications from postdocs, please contact DE Research Office (FOR).

Further information on the notification of external funding and the necessary forms can be found on the external funding portal.

Deadline:
June 7, 2020, funding starts in November or December of the same year.


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KIT International Strategy Fund – Travel grants

Target group:
Postdocs

Area of studies:

All

Period/amount of funding:
EUR 200 per trip within the EU; EUR 500 per trip outside of the EU

Terms of application:
KIT receives an annual internationalization budget to finance strategically important international activities and initiatives from the Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts (MWK) Baden-Württemberg. Participation in conferences is not funded.

Deadline:
Applications can be submitted at any time. Please contact the person responsible for the respective country/region.

 

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Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries e. V. – Bronnbacher scholarship

Target group:
Doctoral researchers among others

Area of studies:
All, especially STEM subjects

Terms of application:
Applicants should be distinguished by special professional and personal achievements and show the willingness to assume social responsibility as future decision-makers. It is also important to have an open personality and be prepared to engage in artistic processes.

Period/amount of funding:

For the period of one year there are various events (workshops, excursions)

Deadline:
January 15, 2020

 

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Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (Words Copyright Collective) – Printing subsidies

Target group:
Scientist with previously unpublished works

Period/amount of funding:
A maximum of EUR 12,000 is paid, depending on the calculation of the publisher

Terms of application:
Subsidies are provided for printing costs for up to the date of the approval of funding unpublished, outstanding scientific works that may not appear without financial assistance due to a high degree of specialization and limited circulation. A panel composed of an equal number of publishers and scientists awards the grants based on strictly scientific criteria.

Deadline:
Applications may be submitted by 1 March or by 1 September every year.

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