Travel Costs

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Staying abroad is often an essential element of postdoctoral research, and many organizations offer support in the form of travel and accommodation subsidies – for long-term stays as well as field trips, archival study and attendance at conferences. Some options are listed below; for a comprehensive overview, please consult the German version of this webpage. For programs on which information in English is not provided, international researchers may still be eligible to apply.

 

Open and Interdisciplinary Programs

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung: Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers 
Discipline: Open  
Career stage: Maximum four years since completion of doctorate 
Funding duration: 6-24 months 
Target country: Worldwide

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung: Feodor Lynen Fellowships for Experienced Researchers 
Discipline: Open 
Career stage: 4-12 years since completion of doctorate 
Funding duration: 6-18 months 
Target country: Worldwide

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung: JSPS Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers 
Discipline: Open 
Career stage: Maximum six years since completion of doctorate 
Funding duration: 1-12 months (short-term), 12-24 months (standard) 
Target country: Japan

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung: MOST Taiwan Research Fellowship 
Discipline: Open 
Career stage: Maximum 12 years since completion of doctorate 
Funding duration: 3-12 months 
Target country: Taiwan

British Academy, Royal Society: Newton International Fellowship 
Discipline: Open 
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers 
Funding duration: Up to two years 
Target country: United Kingdom

DAAD: Postdoc-Program
Discipline: open
Career stage: maximum 4 years after doctorate
Founding duration: 3-24 months
Target country: worldwide 

DAAD: Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience
Discipline: open
Career stage: Doctoral Degree
Founding duration: One year + 6 months reintegration
Target country: worldwide

DAAD: Congress Trip Program
Discipline: open
Career stage: Doctoral degree
Founding duration: 8 days maximum
Target country: worldwide

DFG: Research Fellowships 
Discipline: Open 
Career stage: Doctoral degree
Funding duration: Up to two years 
Target country: Worldwide

EU: Marie Curie European Fellowships 
Discipline: Open  
Career stage: Doctoral degree or four years of full-time research experience 
Funding duration: 12-24 months 
Target country: EU member states

EU: Marie Curie Global Fellowships 
Discipline: Open  
Career stage: Doctoral degree or four years of full-time research experience 
Funding duration: 24-36 months 
Target country: non-european states

Fazit Stiftung
Discipline: open
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers
Funding duration: short term
Target Country: worldwide

Fulbright Kommission: Travel Grants
Discipline: open
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers
Funding duration: at least 3 months
Target country: USA

Fulbright Schuman Program: Innovation Grants 
Discipline: Intersection of technology and politics 
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers 
Funding duration: One year 
Target country: United States
Fulbright Schuman Program: Grants for EU Citizens 
Discipline: Topics related to the EU 
Career stage: Doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers, professors 
Funding duration: Up to one year 

German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research: Young Scientists' Program 
Discipline: Open 
Career stage: Maximum seven years since completion of doctorate; applicants may not be older than 40 
Funding duration: Up to one and a half years 
Target country: Israel

Heinrich-Hertz-Stiftung: Bursaries 
Discipline: Open 
Career stage: Final phase of doctorate 
Funding duration: Up to one year 
Target country: Worldwide

Minerva-Stiftung: Fellowships 
Discipline: Open
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers 
Funding duration: 6-36 months 
Target country: Israel

Minerva-Stiftung: Short Term Research Grants
Discipline: Open
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers up to 38 years of age
Funding duration: 1-8 weeks 
Target country: Israel

University of Graz: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
Discipline: open
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers, minimum of 4 years of research experience
Funding duration: 12-24 months
Target country: Austria

Humanities and Social Sciences

ADAMAS Foundation
Discipline: Intercultural studies (Greek-German / Polish-German)
Career stage: -
Funding duration: short term
Target country: Greece, Poland

Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI): Research and Travel Grants 
Discipline: Archaeology 
Career stage: Doctoral degree holders 
Funding duration: Eight months to three years 
Target country: Foreign departments of DAI

Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI): Advanced Training Grant 
Discipline: Archaeology 
Career stage: Doctoral degree holders 
Funding duration: One to three years 
Target country: Foreign departments of DAI

Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI): Wülfing-Scholarship
Discipline: Archaeology 
Career stage: Doctoral degree holders 
Funding duration: One to three years 
Target country: Foreign departments of DAI

Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft
Discipline: Oriental studies
Career stage: Early career researchers
Funding duration: 2 months
Target country: relevant countrys

Fondation Fyssen: Postdoctoral Study Grant 
Discipline: Ethology, paleontology, archaeology, anthropology, psychology, epistemology, logic and the sciences of nervous system
Career stage: Up to 35 years of age 
Funding duration: 8-24 months 
Target country: France

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung: Travel Subsidies 
Discipline: Humanities, social sciences, biomedicine 
Career stage: Maximum two years since completion of doctorate 
Funding duration: According to project 
Target country: Worldwide

Fritz Thyssen-Stiftung: International Grants, Scholarships and Exchange Programs 
Discipline: According to announcement 
Career stage: According to announcement 
Funding duration: According to announcement 
Target country: Selected countries and institutions

Fritz und Helga Exner Stifung
Discipline: South-east Europe
Career stage: -
Funding duration: short term
Target country: South-east Europe

Fulbright Kommission: Fullbright American Studies Fellowship
Discipline: American studies
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers
Funding Duration: 3-9 months
Target country: USA

Gerda Henkel Stiftung: Research Scholarship 
Discipline: History 
Career stage: After doctorate 
Funding duration: 1-24 months 
Target country: Worldwide

German Society for Mission Studies
Discipline: Mission studies
Career stage: -
Funding duration: short term
Target country: worldwide

Helmut von Glasenapp Foundation
Discipline: India studies
Career stage: Early career researchers
Funding duration: depends on project
Target country: worldwirde

Herbert und Elsbeth Weichmann Foundation
Discipline: democratic opposition in exile against the totalitarian rule of Hitler
Career stage: - 
Funding duration: project-dependent
Target country: relevant countries

Foundation of Canadian Studies
Discipline: Canadian studies
Career stage: Postdoctorate researcher
Funding duration: up to 9 months
Target country: Canada

Max Weber Stiftung: Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants 
Discipline: Humanities 
Career stage: Open 
Funding duration: Up to three months 
Target country: Host countries of Max Weber Institutes

Max Weber Stiftung: German Historical Institutes 
Discipline: History 
Career stage: According to announcement 
Funding duration: According to announcement 
Target country: Selected countries and institutions

Society for Endangered Languaes
Discipline: linguistics and cultural studies
Career stage: -
Funding duration: project-dependent
Target country: worldwide

VolkswagenStiftung: Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities 
Discipline: Humanities
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers 
Funding duration: 9-12 months
Target country: USA 

Law and Economics

E.ON Ruhrgas: Scholarship
Discipline: Economics, law and political science
Career Stage: Doctorate students and Postdoctoral Researchers
Funding duration: short to medium term
Target country: Norway

Natural Sciences

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds: Travel Grants 
Discipline: Biomedical fundamental research  
Career stage: Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers 
Funding duration: Up to three months 
Target country: Worldwide

DAAD: Fit Weltweit - Research Stays in IT
Discipline: Computer science
Career stage: Doctoral degree
Funding duration: 1-6 months
Target country: USA, Japan

Erwin Riesch Foundation
Discipline: Biochemistry, clinical chemistry, physiology
Career stage: Early career researchers
Funding duration: project-dependent
Target country: worldwide

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung: Travel Subsidies 
Discipline: Humanities, social sciences, biomedicine 
Career stage: Maximum two years since completion of doctorate 
Funding duration: According to project 
Target country: Worldwide

Fritz Thyssen-Stiftung: International Grants, Scholarships and Exchange Programs 
Discipline: According to announcement 
Career stage: According to announcement 
Funding duration: According to announcement 
Target country: Selected countries and institutions

HFSP: Postdoctoral Fellowships (Long-Term and Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships) 
Discipline: Biology 
Career stage: Maximum three years since completion of doctorate 
Funding duration: Up to three years 
Target country: Worldwide

Leopoldina: Leopoldina Postdoc Scholarship 
Discipline: Natural sciences, medicine, academy subdivisions 
Career stage: Maximum seven years since completion of doctorate 
Funding duration: One to two years
Target country: worldwide 

Schimper Stiftung: Scholarships
Discipline: Ecology
Career stage: Doctoral degree
Funding Duration: project-dependent
Target country: non-european

Life Sciences

Alzheimer Forschung Initiative e.V.: International Training Grants [website in German] 
Discipline: Medicine 
Career stage: Maximum two years since completion of doctorate 
Funding duration: During congresses and conferences 
Target country: Worldwide
Alzheimer Forschung Initiative e.V.: International Training Grants [website in German] 
Discipline: Medicine 
Career stage: -
Funding duration: Up to three months for continued education 
Target country: Worldwide

Anemarie und Günther Haackert Foundation
Discipline: Prenatal medicine
Career stage: -
Funding Duration: duration of advanced training
Target country: worldwirde

Adumed Stiftung: Fellowship 
Discipline: Heart and circulatory research
Career stage: Postdoctoral researchers
Funding duration: one year
Target country: worldwide

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie: DGNB Fellowship
Discipline: Neurology
Career stage: -
Funding Duration: short study trip or conference
Target country: depends on current announcement

EMBO: Long-Term Fellowships 
Discipline: Life sciences 
Career stage: After doctorate 
Funding duration: Up to two years 
Target country: Worldwide
EMBO: Short-Term Fellowships 
Discipline: Life sciences 
Career stage: Maximum 10 years since completion of doctorate 
Funding duration: Up to three months 
Target country: Worldwide

German Cancer Aid: Mildred Scheel Postdoctoral Program
Discipline: Oncology
Career stage: Doctoral degree, 35 years of age maximum
Funding duration: two years
Target country: worldwide

Dr Liesl Keinath Foundation
Discipline: Rheumatism
Career stage: Early career researchers
Funding duration: project-dependent
Target country: worldwide

Kind Philipp Foundation
Discipline: Leukemia
Career stage: -
Funding duration: Conference
Target country: worldwide

Lieselotte and Dr Karl Otto Winker Foundation
Discipline: Occupational medicine
Career stage: -
Funding duration: up to 6 months
Target country: worldwide

Leopoldina: Leopoldina Postdoc Scholarship 
Discipline: Natural sciences, medicine, academy subdivisions 
Career stage: Maximum seven years since completion of doctorate 
Funding duration: One to two years 
Target country: Worldwide 

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