Funding Opportunities for PhD Students

Mobility Grants for PhD Students

  • The Company of Biologists Travelling Fellowships: financial support (2500 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.
  • eLife Early Career Researcher Travel Grant: financial support (maximum 1000 USD) for applicants having already published or are about to publish in eLife and are about to present their research on an international congress or symposium.
  • 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.
  • Springer Nature Travel Grants for Early Career Researchers: financial support (maximum 500 EUR) for early career researchers covering participation (training, workshop or conference); applicants must be enrolled in or plan to attend a specific course, workshop or training by the end of 2021.
  • 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.
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