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Postdoc Fund

Postdoc Fund Text

The PCMO seeks to support postdocs at Justus Liebig University Giessen in sharing current scientific findings with their scientific community, extending and strengthening their network, and expanding their qualifications within and beyond their discipline. We therefore grant financial support to attend scientific conferences and make use of external training or consultation. The decisive factor for funding is the benefit for the applicant’s scientific career development as well as the fit with his/her current or future research and career profile.

You are not sure if your project fits the guidelines? Do you have questions about the application form or about the required documents? Please feel free to call us or send us an e-mail.

Before you apply for funding, please make sure that your work trip will be permitted by the university. For further information please refer to:

Application periods

The PCMO steering committee decides on the grants every three months. Please note that the event you are requesting funding for must take place after the end of the respective application deadline. The 2023 and 2024 application deadlines are:

  • December 1st, 2023
  • February 23rd, 2024
  • May 31st, 2024
  • September 6th, 2024
  • November 22nd, 2024

Call for applications (EN) 

You will find all information about the application and conditions for funding in the call for applications. Please read them carefully before applying. 
You can download the latest version of the call for applications here:
Download call for applications (EN) 

Application form (EN) 

If you want to apply for funding, please download and fill out the latest application form below.  Download application form (EN) 

You can find the travel authorization form on the website of the Human Resources Department. You will receive prefilled forms for expense reimbursement via e-mail from us, after your funding has been granted.

For grantees, further information on how to fill in the travel authorization form is provided in this example: Download exemplary travel authorization form (Reiseanzeige). It is not required to fill out the travel authorization form before applying for the grant.


Alternative JLU funds:

The Open Access (OA) Publication Fund helps authors financing article processing charges (APCs) in Open Access journals. One of the conditions for funding is that the journal must be an open access journal in the sense of the "golden road", whose articles are all accessible free of charge and without delay. More information on the OA Publication Fund can be found here.