Conference & Travel Funding

Conference attendance

General information

FAZIT Foundation (in German only)
Postdocs are eligible to apply for travel grants during their postdoctoral lecturing qualification phase. As a rule, grants will only be awarded if the costs incurred cannot be covered by other means (e.g. parents/spouse/institution). Thus, a financial emergency situation is required which would render the habilitation-related traveling impossible without the grant.

Internal University Research Funding
Within JGU’s funding line, the Internal University Research Funding supports the active participation in international conferences. Postdoctoral research associates with positions up to W1 are eligible for application. A maximum of two applications per person and year may be submitted.

DAAD conference and lecture tour program (in German only)
The program promotes the active participation of researchers in conferences abroad as well as lecture tours in foreign countries. Promoted researchers and graduate students, who are integrated into the German scientific system and whose center of life is in Germany, can apply. You will find detailed information on the application requirements, application submission and funding amount in the DAAD’s information sheet on the approval of grants for attending conferences abroad.

Discipline-specific information

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds
With its Travel Grants, the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds promotes junior researchers who wish to pursue an experimental project in basic biomedical research. The Foundation supports research stays in another laboratory or the attendance of practical courses.

Advancement of women Faculty 01 (Faculty of Catholic Theology) (in German only)
This program offers to cover costs of up to EUR 1.000 (justified exceptions are possible) for measures serving the academic progress of the female applicants, such as travels to conferences, conventions, workshops, congresses (including participation fees) as well as research stays abroad and archive research (on-site or online fees).

Women’s advancement funds Faculty 03 (in German only)
Female students, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers and junior professors who are members of Faculty 03 are eligible to apply. Attending national as well as international conferences is supported (subject to a cap). In order to receive support for research travels and stays, congresses and workshops, official proof has to be submitted.

Women’s advancement funds Faculty 05 (in German only)
Within the framework of this program, women may apply for financial support to participate in national and international congresses (subject to a cap). All young female researchers who are members of Faculty 05 are eligible to apply, provided they only hold a student assistant position or half a position (part time) as research associate.

Equal opportunities advancement Faculty 10 (in German only)
Female doctoral candidates at the Faculty of Biology have the opportunity to apply for funding to attend conferences. The funding per candidate amounts to a maximum of EUR 2.000 total and EUR 1.000 per year and a maximum of 90 percent of the sum indicated in the application.

Conference organization

German Research Foundation (DFG)
The DFG provides funding to conduct scientific events in Germany. Such events include conferences, symposiums, colloquia and workshops, and annual meetings of German expert associations.

Fritz Thyssen Foundation
The Fritz Thyssen Foundation supports scholarly events, in particular smaller national and international conferences with the aim of facilitating the discussion of specific scholarly questions as well as fostering networking of scholars working in the same field or on interdisciplinary topics. Applications can generally only be accepted if they come from a university or a non-profit research institution. Applicants must have a doctoral degree.

Internal University Research Funding (Document in German only)
Researchers who are employed at JGU can apply for complementary funding to organize international scientific and academic conferences at JGU. Applicants can only apply once per year.