Female early career researchers at the University of Passau (doctoral and postdoctoral researchers) may apply for funding for conference and research trips. However, as the financial resources limited, funding cannot be guaranteed. Should you have any questions, please get in touch with the Women's Office directly.
Please note: Applications are only considered if they are received by the University's Women's Representative prior to the departure date.
A travel grant can be applied for in relation to the following projects:
- Giving a presentation on a gender topic at a conference (the gender reference must be clear from the presentation’s title)
- Participation in a conference on a gender topic (the gender reference must be clear from the conference’s title)
- An invitation to the presentation of a paper at a high-level conference in your field, and your supervisor has confirmed that the conference is of scientific relevance to you
- Participation in a methodology course, which is considered indispensable for your own scientific development, but which is not on offer at the University of Passau
Please fill in the Travel grant application (German) and send it, together with all supporting documents, to the Women's Office by post.
The deadline for submitting applications is: Friday, 13 July 2018
The mobility allowance is financed with funding resources from the Female Professors Programme II ('Professorinnenprogramm II') and serves to support research trips of between four weeks and three months, for which there is no other funding option available. The aim is to ensure the sustainable integration of talented women at the University of Passau into the academic system and to motivate them to pursue a career in academia.
Below is a list of institutions that provide funding for longer-term travel for archival and field research and secondmends abroad.
The following external institutions provide funding to ECRs of either gender for longer travels to archives, stays abroad and research trips (some are only available in German):
- German Research Foundation (DFG): research scholarships for research projects abroad
- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): funding line for lecture trip (German)
- FAZIT Stiftung: travel funding in the doctoral or habilitation phase when there is financial hardship that would otherwise make the journey impossible (German)
- Fritz Thyssen Foundation: allowances for covering travel costs directly related to a research project in the humanities or social sciences (usually from postdoc-level upwards)
- Max Weber Foundation: Gerald D. Feldmann travel grants for humanities scholars especially for library and archive research abroad
- Southeast Europe Association / Fritz und Helga Exner-Stiftung: travel grants for young researchers focussing on research on historical topics related to Southeast Europe (German)
- Herbert und Elsbeth Weichmann Stiftung: subsidies for archive studies abroad focussing on the work of the opposition in exile against Hitler's totalitarian rule as well as the consequences of this work for postwar Germany (German)
- Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius: Gerd Bucerius scholarships for the German Literature Archives (DLA) in Marbach (German)
The State of Bavaria supports research stays abroad with the following programmes (some are only available in German):
- Bavarian California Technology Center (BaCaTec): support for a project-related exchange of researchers in order to initiate long-term co-operation between Bavarian and Californian institutions (universities and firms)
- Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (Bayhost): mobility programme (the application must be submitted by the ECR's supervisor)
- Bayerisch-Indisches Zentrum (BayInd): research stays in India (German)
- Bavarian Funding Programme for the Initiation of International Projects (BayIntAn): subsidies for travel and accommodation expenses for the initiation of international research partnerships (from postdoc-level upwards; continued financing for the project must be ensured by the participating partners)
The International Office provides support for your applications to DAAD, BaCaTec, Bayhost and BayInd. The Research Services Division assists you with applications to DFG, Fritz Thyssen Foundation and BayIntAn.
The Bavarian Gender Equality Grant (BGF) offers scholarships and awards that promote equal opportunities for women in research and teaching. For more information about all the necessary documentation, please refer to the relevant leaflet or funding application.
The application deadline for the doctoral fellowships, postdoctoral project funding, habilitation funding and bridging scholarship is 13 July 2018.
Doctoral fellowships can only be awarded during the final stage doctoral study. The stipend is €1,200, plus a childcare allowance. The scholarship’s duration is a maximum of six months and only paid until the completion of the doctoral degree. For more information, please refer to the leaflet on doctoral fellowships (German).
Project funding for postdoctoral researchers is aimed at enabling female doctoral researchers to start, continue and/or complete a project that qualifies them for a career in academia ('Juniorprofessur' or Habilitation). The amount of this funding is €2,200, plus a childcare allowance. It is typically paid for one year and can be extended in exceptional cases. It is possible to apply for a part-time scholarship. For more information, please read the leaflet on project funding for postdoctoral candidates.
The bridging scholarship is intended to support outstanding early career scientists in the phases between the submission of a qualifying thesis and the conclusion of a doctoral or habilitation programme. The amount available with this scholarship is €1,200 for the doctoral phase and €2,600 for habilitation phase, plus a childcare allowance.
This is aimed at female early career researchers at the University of Passau who are seeking to pursue a Habilitation qualification in accordance with art. 65 of the Bavarian Higher Education Act (Bayerisches Hochschulgesetz). The stipend is €2,600, plus a childcare allowance. The scholarship’s duration is typically one year, but can be extended in exceptional cases. There is the possibility to apply for a part-time scholarship. For more information, please refer to the leaflet on habilitation funding.
The University of Passau recognises this achievement in all faculties once a semester with the 'Studying as a parent award'. The University of Passau honours the achievements of its best students in each faculty who are studying and have children, and who have successfully completed their degree. The award is a lump sum of €500. With this award, the University of Passau gives special recognition to the efforts of those parents in study, who have succeeded in achieving a balance between raising children and studying.
Madame Courage is a project managed by the State Association 'Social Services For Catholic Women in Bavaria' (SkF), which supports single-parent students who do not have sufficient income to make ends meet and who are at the finishing stages of their degree programme. Applicants must be enrolled at Bavarian higher education institutions and must reside in Bavaria. The maximum funding period is two semesters.
The lectureship programme titled 'Rein in die Hörsäle' is aimed at women who aspire to pursue a career as a professor at a Bavarian university of applied sciences. The project's scope involves offering tips during the application process as well as individual support and other useful information.