Funding Opportunities for PhD Students
PhD students of our program are funded to undertake their research. Here, we list funding options to increase research mobility and to support the transition to the postdoc phase:
ECRcentral is an incredibly useful, community-driven resource where early career researchers can find international research fellowships (e.g. to finance a research stay or to start your postdoc) and mobility grants (e.g. to attend conferences and meetings). Selected funding opportunities are listed below.
Mobility Grants for PhD Students
- The Company of Biologists Travelling Fellowships: financial support (3000 GBP) for PhD students and postdocs to make collaborative visits to other labs.
- DAAD Vortragsreisenprogramm: financial support for scientists to present their research at an international congress or conference; presentations that are held in other research contexts are also funded; this webpage currently only exists in German.
- EMBO Short-Term Fellowships: financial support (up to 3 months) for PhD students to stay in another lab from a list of eligible countries. The research stay can be extended to a maximum of 6 months but the additional 3 months cannot be financially supported through EMBO.
- FEBS Short-Term Fellowships: financial support (2–3 months) covering subsistence and travel costs; this fellowship is suitable for applicants with a PhD or with at least one published article as a main author in an international science journal.
- FEBS Youth Travel Fund: financial support (maximum 800 EUR) covering participation (lecture courses, practical courses and workshops), subsistence and travel costs; this fellowship is suitable for registered PhD students under the age of 35.
- Forschungsstipendien für Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden: financial support for German PhD students, and for international PhD students inscribed to a German university, who plan a research stay abroad; this website currently only exists in German.
- Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft: travel grants (maximum 400 EUR) for a lab visit lasting at least four working days; entitled applicants are PhDs and postdocs and must be members of the DBG.
- Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft - Promotion: find here a number of prizes, travel grants and sponsorships for young reserchers;
- Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft - Prizes: here you can find a list of all prizes by the DBG; currently this document only exists in German.
Other Funding Opportunities
- DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE): The RISE program financially supports undergraduate students to complete a lab internship. You, as PhD student, are encouraged to make an offer for an internship project and benefit from your experience as a mentor to more junior students.
- Baltic Science Network Mobility Programme for Research Internships (BARI): The BARI program financially supports Bachelor and Master students studying at a university within the Baltic Sea Region to complete a lab internship. You, as PhD student, can make an offer for an internship project and benefit from your experience as a mentor to more junior students.