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Participation in International Conferences

Promoted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Bonn Graduate Center is supporting the


Participation in International Conferences

by Doctoral Researchers from the University of Bonn


To further promote the internationalization of doctoral researchers from all subject areas at the University of Bonn, the Graduate Center supports conference participations abroad . Prerequisites are active participation (such as poster presentation or talk), a letter of acceptance provided by the conference organizers and the formal admission as a doctoral student from the respective faculty.


Who can apply?

Doctoral candidates from all subject areas are welcome to apply as long as they have not yet completed their doctoral studies with the oral doctoral examination. Please note successful candidates are not eligible to apply for this funding program within the same year.


What does the funding include?

The following costs can be reimbursed:

  • a travel lump sum in accordance with DAAD standard
  • an accommodation lump sum in accordance with DAAD standards for a maximum of 5 days (depending on the duration of the conference)

Funding will be granted according to lump sums determined for the destination country (not according to actually occurring costs). Please note that conferences taking place in Germany cannot be funded. The funding cannot be award for past trips.


What selection criteria are used?

  • a concise statement of the paper´s contribution to the conference that is comprehensible for laymen
  • importance of the conference participation for the applicant’s research progress and career perspectives, also comprehensible for laymen
  • academic CV of the doctoral researcher

Please note that the selection is made by an interdisciplinary selection committee.

How are applications submitted?


Due to the corona-pandemic our mobilty grants are currently suspended.


The application should include:
  • an overview of the importance of the trip for the applicant’s research progress
  • a short outline of the doctoral researcher’s conference contribution
  • acceptance letter provided by the conference organizers*
  • academic CV of the doctoral researcher
  • Letter of support signed by the supervisor (see here for template)
  • written formal admission as a doctoral student from the faculty*

*The acceptance letter may be submitted later to [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]



Please direct any questions concerning the funding program to:

Clara Kaminsky
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Bonner Graduate Center
Tel. 0228 / 73-60140
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1Family responsibilities, parental leave, illness and further breaks are, of course, taken into account. Please explain possible interruptions in your application.


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