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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.


Please note that only essential work trips will be permitted by the university. Should you decide to apply for funding anyway please submit the approval by the university along with your application. For further information please refer to:


Application periods


The PCMO steering committee decides on the grants every three months. Please note that the meeting you are requesting funding for must take place after the end of the respective application deadline. The 2021 and 2022 application deadlines are:

  • 9 September 2022
  • 2 December 2022


You will find all information about the application and conditions for funding in the call for application. Please read them carefully before applying. 

Call for applications (EN) 


The new application form is now available for download. If you wish to fill out the form by hand, we will send you a suitable form (

Application form (EN) 


You can find the travel authorization form on the website of the Human Resources Department. Furthermore, the travel expense form is available for download at the website of the Finance Department.


For grantees, further information on how to fill in both forms is provided here:

Example travel authorization form (Reiseanzeige)

Example travel expense form (Reisekostenabrechnung)


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.