The University awards travel allowances and completion grants to help young researchers focus on their research or clear financial hurdles during the doctoral or postdoctoral phase. Your donations to the Young Researchers Fund help make such allowances possible.

Science and research thrive on exchange. The sooner young researchers personally experience international conferences, summer schools, and research sojourns, the better. Thanks to donations and endowment contributions to the Young Researchers Fund, multiple travel and completion grants have already been awarded to young researchers at Heidelberg University over the last several years. These grants not only give young researchers the opportunity to network with other young researchers early on, but also afford them key insights into the future of research in their field. In addition to travel allowances, the Young Researchers Fund also offers other funding options such as completion grants.  It wants to give impulses that enable doctoral candidates to actively shape science, economy and society in the short or long term.

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Travel Grants Awarded From the Young Researchers Fund

Thanks to numerous donations, seven travel grants were again awarded to doctoral students and post-docs this year. These grants enable research stays and participations in conferences in countries such as Australia, Japan and the USA. Thank you very much for your commitment!

"Thanks to the YOUNG RESEARCHERS FUND, I was able to go to Japan. There, I met various Japanese experts in my field of research and was able to conduct important interviews with the organisers of the Paris exhibition "Japon des avant-gardes: 1910-1970". The support from the YOUNG RESEARCHERS FUND was important for me as it enriched my research sources and enabled numerous constructive meetings. "

Wei S., doctoral candidate

Wei S.

Current funding instruments

  • Completion grants for a maximum of 1,000 euros a month for up to six months
  • Travel allowances of up to 1,500 euros to make possible research stays or participation in international conferences and workshops.

Networked from the start

Travel allowances are an important funding part of the Young Researchers Fund. They help clear financial hurdles to make participation in scientific exchange possible.

    Your contact for the Young Researchers Fund

    Division for Foundations and Assets
    T: +49 6221 54-12801
    F: +49 6221 54-12980


    Postal address
    Division for Foundations and Assets
    Universität Heidelberg
    Seminarstr. 2
    69117 Heidelberg