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...TRAVEL GRANTS in 2020










Dear Doctoral Students,

As many inquiries concerning funding status for travel grants reach the HELENA Graduate Student Office, we would like to take the chance to inform you about current funding options:

HELENA funds active participation at international conferences with up to 1500€ per doctoral student. Due to the current situation, we ask you to only submit applications that are highly relevant for the success of your doctoral project and cannot be postponed or funded by any other means.

When handing in travel grant applications, please make sure the following conditions and prerequisites are met and your documents are complete:

  • International conference abroad
  • Active participation (poster/talk) - a confirmation letter is required
  • Please present the significance of the conference in your research field and give detailed reasons on why participation in the particular conference is important for your thesis and your scientific career
  • Please describe shortly, why other means of funding are not available to finance your conference participation

Unfortunately, travel grants for research stays will continue to be suspended until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding.


Michelle Lederer