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Travel funding

Members of the GGN can apply for travel grants to finance a trip to a scientific event.


Would you like to present your research work at a meeting or conference? Would you like to attend a congress or a summer school? Are you planning a reserach stay? Participation in scientific events is highly beneficial: You will collect (international) research experience, learn from leading experts, expand your personal network, get to know new methods and get a different perspective within your field of research. 

The exchange with other researchers and the networking that takes place at scientific events is of central importance for young scientists. Sometimes it is not possible to finance such a trip with third-party funding. In such cases, the GGN can support its early career researchers with a travel grant of up to EUR 500.


Who can apply?

Applications are open to doctoral students and postdocs at JLU who are members of the GGN.


What is funded?

Expenses for traveling to conferences, meetings, congresses or symposia (with own contribution), a participation in summer schools or workshops as well as research stays longer than one week. The GGN will cover a maximum amount of EUR 500 of the total cost of the trip. The professorship or the institution to which the applicant belongs, or the applicant himself, must bear the additional costs incurred.


What needs to be submitted for application?

Please submit the following documents:

  • Reason for travel grant application (topic, description and objectives of the planned project)
  • Personal data sheet (cv)
  • Title and abstract of own contribution (if applicable)
  • Cost calculation
  • Declaration by the professorship or the institution the applicant is assigned to that it is not possible to adequately finance the planned trip from third-party funding.


When do the documents have to be submitted?

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the start of your travel and so that a decision can be made before cost-incurring obligations are entered into. Please send the necessary documents to the GGN office (Leihgesterner Weg 52, 35392 Gießen,


Who is deciding?

The Executive Board of the GGN.



  • As an employee of JLU, you have to submit a travel notification before the trip. If your application is successful, you will receive a letter of confirmation that the GGN will bear the costs as announced. After the trip, please send the application for reimbursement of travel expenses, including all original bills and receipts, the approved travel notification, the letter of confirmation and the confirmation of participation, directly to Department D.
  • Funding is limited to two trips per person per calendar year. The maximum total amount of funding per person is EUR 1500.


Dr. Katharina Wendlandt
GGN Office
Tel.: 0641 99 18300