A Graduate Education Program at DESY in Cooperation with Universität Hamburg
New travel grants are available for 2022.
Curious? Read the travel reports of some of our PhD students, who have been on research trips all over the world with funding from our travel grants fund.
PIER travel grants can be used for summer/winter schools, research stays, workshops, conferences abroad. New: Participation in summer/winter schools is promoted preferentially.
1. Who can apply?
Full members of the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School, who started their PhD at least 6 months before applying.
2. Professional requirements
a.) Doctoral studies in one of the PIER research or competence fields
b.) The stay abroad is in direct professional connection with the doctoral studies and is approved by your supervisor (team).
c) New: Own scientific contribution at the event (presentation, poster etc.)
c.) Good knowledge of English
3. Amount of funding
Stays abroad may be supported to the amount of a maximum of € 1,500. All costs exceeding the maximum amount must be borne e.g. privately or by the contribution of the working group.
Please note: insurance for travel abroad is not included! All PhD students travelling with a PHGS travel grant have to ensure that the complete trip is covered by a health insurance.
New: Each member of the PHGS can be granted a travel grant only once during the doctoral period.
4. Documentation of stay
We ask you to write a short report after the trip, which can be published on the PHGS website.
5. Application procedure
6. How to submit your application
Please send your application in English or German by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use our standard form (download here as editable PDF).
a.) Personal statement with, among other things, the following information:
b.) For stays of more than three weeks: Brief invitation letter of the partner institution
c.) Written endorsement of the supervisor (team) in Hamburg
d.) Budget plan for the stay:
For other sources of funding see the overview of the Hamburg Research Academy on international mobility.
Contact: Stefanie Tepass
PIER Helmholtz Graduate School
Personal counselling: Appointment only by prior arrangement.
Building 61, room 118a