HeRA travel grants for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers for academic conferences abroad

Heine Research Academies are pleased to announce funding support for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers for active participation at scientific conferences and symposia abroad. Here you will find all information about available funding and application requirements:

What is supported by the travel grants?
  • Participation at scientific conferences and symposia abroad.
  • Travel grants will be paid in the amount of:

Country

Amount

Europe

500€

Outside Europe

1000€

Australia, Oceania, Japan, Corea

1500€

  • If the travel expenses are lower than the lump sum only the amount of the actual costs will be paid.
  • The remaining expenses must be financed by the respective institutes or through other funds (e.g. conference scholarships, DAAD). Financing of the remaining expenses through the applicants themselves is not possible.
 Who can apply for a travel grant?
  • Doctoral researchers who are members of the graduate academies at Heinrich Heine University (iGRAD, medRSD, philGRAD) and their supervisors are employed at HHU or UKD. Doctoral researchers should have completed a course in "Good Scientific Practice" at the graduate academies.
  • Postdoctoral researchers at HHU or UKD (without a permanent position) up to ten years after their doctoral degree. Postdoctoral researchers need to be registered at one of the graduate academies at HHU (iGRAD, medRSD, philGRAD). Junior-Professors can not apply for the traveling grants.
Funding requirements
  • The own research project needs to be presented by active participation at the conference (e.g. oral presentation or poster presentation).
  • The relevance and benefit of the participation at the conference for the research project need to be depicted comprehensible.
  • Additional expenses for the trip must be financed by the respective institutes or through other funds (e.g. conference scholarships, undefinedDAAD). Financing of the remaining expenses through the applicants themselves is not possible.
  • Doctoral researchers can get funded once during their doctoral research. Postdoctoral researchers can get funded once in three years.
  • The application for HeRA travel grants must be submitted before the start of the trip.
  • The travel grants must be drawn down at least 3 month after the trip.
  • Upon acceptance of the HeRA traveling grants the funded researchers commit themselves to participation at a presentation event in the framework of the HeRA travel grants programme.
  • In case external funds for travelling are available for the specific research project (e.g. from DFG projects, graduate programmes), theses funds should be use preferentially.
Application deadlines
  • Applications can be submitted four times a year. The application has to be submitted at an application deadline, before the conferences takes place. Please submit your application in good time before your planned trip. Applications are possible before acceptance to the conference.
  • Annual application deadlines:
    • 28.02. (recommended deadline for conferences in May, June, July and August)
    • 30.06. (recommended deadline for conferences in September and October)
    • 31.08. (recommended deadline for conferences in November, December and January of the upcoming year)
    • 30.11. (recommended deadline for conferences in February, March and April of the upcoming year)
How to apply and required application documents

Please apply for HeRA traveling grants in good time before your planned trip, by filling out the application form at the undefinedOnline-Application Portal. At the end of the application form you will have the opportunity to upload additionally required documents (see list below). Your application will be considered in the upcoming selection process. The selection committee consists of the graduate academies programme coordinators, three professors from HHU (one from each faculty) and the spokesperson of Heine Research Academies.

Please up-load the required documents in the following order in a single PDF document at the undefinedOnline-Application Portal:

  • Letter of invitation or proof of acceptance to the conference (can be provided later, but is required before the start of the trip). An application for HeRA travel grants is already possible, before you have registered for the conference.
  • Abstract of contribution to the conference (poster, talk; max. 1 page)
  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 page). Detailed information about the content of the motivation letter can be found undefinedhere.
  • Letter of support from supervisor (please use undefinedForm 1)
  • CV, if applicable including publication list
  • Copy of the certificate of last university degree (Bachelor, Master or PhD degree)
  • if applicable, proof of additional funding for the travel expenses (e.g. undefinedDAAD, conference fellowship)
Contact

Heine Research Academies
Internationals

Tel.+49-211-81-13405

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