Travel Subsidies

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As part of our commitment to doctoral candidates, the University of Bonn offers financial support for international research stays through the direct exchange option. In addition, many foundations offer grants to help researchers fund trips and conference attendance.

While information on many of the grants below is in German only, international researchers may still be eligible to apply. Contact us for assistance or if you have questions about travel subsidies.

 

Open Programs

Universität Bonn: Direktaustauschprogramm [website in German] 

Discipline: Open 
Target country: Worldwide

DAAD [website in German] 
Discipline: Open 
Target country: Worldwide

Fazit-Stiftung [website in German] 
Discipline: Open, especially journalism 
Target country: Worldwide 
Details: Financial hardship

Fulbright Kommission 
Discipline: Open 
Target country: United States

Gesellschaft für Kanadastudien
Discipline: Open 
Target country: Canada

JSPS Bonn Office [website in German] 
Discipline: Open 
Target country: Japan

JSPS Summer Program 
Discipline: Open 
Target country: Japan

JSPS Fellowship short-term [website in German] 
Discipline: Open 

JSPS Fellowship standard [website in German]
Discipline: Open 

JSPS Invation Fellowship long-term & short-term  [website in German]
Discipline: Open 

 

 

Law and Political Sciences

Arbeitskreis Wirtschaft und Recht [website in German] 

Discipline: Commercial, corporate, economic and employment law 
Target country: Worldwide 
Details: Scholarship holders of the working group only

Stipendienfonds E.ON-Ruhrgas 
Discipline: Economics, law and political science, topics related to German-Norwegian relations 

 

Agriculture

Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships 

Discipline: Environmental protection 

 

Medicine

Annemarie und Günter Haackert-Stiftung [website in German] 

Discipline: Prenatal surgery 
Target country: Worldwide

Carl-Duisberg-Stipendien [website in German] 
Discipline: Human and veterinary medicine
Target country: Worldwide

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie Stiftung Felgenhauer [website in German] 
Discipline: Neurology 
Target country: Worldwide

Dr. Liesel Keinath Stiftung [website in German] 
Discipline: Arthritis research 
Target country: Worldwide

Kind-Philipp-Reisestipendien [website in German] 
Discipline: Leukemia research 
Target country: Worldwide

Runnebaum-Stiftung [website in German] 
Discipline: Medicine, natural sciences 
Target country: Worldwide 
Details: Promotion of women

Alzheimer-Forschung Initiative e.V. [website in German] 
Discipline: Alzheimer's research
Target country: Worldwide 
Details: Travel grants

Alzheimer-Forschung Initiative e.V. [website in German] 
Discipline: Alzheimer's research
Target country: Worldwide 

 

Humanities and Social Sciences

German Institute for Japanese Studies 

Discipline: Japanese studies 
Target country: Japan (Tokyo)

Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants
Discipline: Humanities
Target country: Host countries of  Max Weber Institutes

Helmuth von Glasenapp-Stiftung [website in German] 
Discipline: India research 
Target country: India

Mesoamerika Gesellschaft Hamburg e.V. [website in German] 
Details: Relation to Mesoamerica 
Target country: Mesoamerica

Stiftung für Kanadastudien [website in German] 
Discipline: Canadian studies 
Target country: Canada

Weichmann-Stiftung [website in German] 
Discipline: Resistance to the Nazi regime 
Target country: Worldwide 

Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung [website in German]
Discipline: Humanities and social sciences
Target country: USA  

 

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships 

Discipline: Environmental protection 
Target country: Worldwide

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds 
Discipline: Fundamental biomedical research
Target country: Worldwide 
Details: Travel grants

Wolfgang Gentner Scholarships 
Discipline: CERN-related research 
Target country: Switzerland

Otto Bayer Scholarship 
Discipline: Natural sciences  
Target country: Germany (German doctoral candidates going abroad and international doctoral candidates coming to Germany)

DAAD FIT weltweit: Internationale Forschungsaufenthalte in der Informationstechnologie [website in German] 
Discipline: Computer science
Target country: Worldwide

Deutsches Technisches Doktorandenprogramm at CERN 
Discipline: CERN-related research
Target country: Switzerland

Von Humboldt-Ritter-Penck-Stiftung [website in German] 
Discipline: Geography, geosciences 

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