Travel grants

DAAD Fellowships for staying abroad
For stays between seven and twelve months. Applicant must be a doctoral students registered at a German University. More information on the German website.

Querdenker Stipendium
Funding for language study travels (three fellowships of 500 Euro each) as well as for a study year abroad (two fellowships of 1250 Euro each). More information can be found on the German website.

EMBO Short-Term Fellowship
Short-Term Fellowships fund research visits of up to three months to laboratories in Europe and elsewhere in the world. The aim is to facilitate valuable collaborations with research groups applying techniques that are unavailable in the applicant's laboratory. Short-Term Fellowships are not awarded for exchanges between two laboratories within the same country. Short-Term Fellowships are intended for joint research work rather than consultations.
Applications are accepted throughout the year. For more information, please visit the website.

Glaxo Smith Kline Foundation - Travel Awards
Applications should be submitted at least 6-8 weeks in advance. See also German website.

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds – Travel grants For junior researchers pursuing experimental projects in basic biomedical research. Travel grants are awarded for short-term visits of up to 3 months. We provide a flat-rate contribution which may cover the expenses for travel, lodging and course fees and may be submitted at any time via this website.

Heinrich J. Klein Foundation
The objective of the H.J. Klein Foundation is to sponsor science and international exchange by granting scholarships to students at home and abroad. Support is granted to students of all specialist fields who have shown proven commitment/ involvement in fostering international exchange. Since 1993 the foundation has financially supported almost 50 scholarship recipients in Germany and abroad. Applications must be submitted by May 31 via this link.

DAAD - RISE program
All RISE programs are directed at students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, and physics. While all RISE programs are based on the idea of offering highly motivated students internships and funding during the summer sessions - when typically it is easier both for North American and British students (RISE only) as well as their German peers to "get away" from their actual coursework - different RISE program options are available depending on your academic status and your nationality.
More information can be found on the website of the DAAD.

DAAD - PROMOS program
German doctoral students registered at a German university can apply for funds for research stays abroad, internships, language courses and study visits. The deadline for the next round is December 3, 2015 and May 10, 2016.
More information can be found on the website of the International Office of the Goethe University.

Stiftung Felgenhauer
The Felgenhauer Foundation offers funding for research stays abroad and conference visits. The application deadline is June 30 of each year.
More information can be found on the website.

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
Each year, the Lasker Foundation invites undergraduate, medical, and graduate students to join the team for a summer internship.
More information can be found on the website.

Latest update: November 22, 2016

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