BSRT Graduate School

Funding

Travel grants to present at international conferences

Doctoral researchers of the BSRT are encouraged to attend international conferences dealing with regenerative therapies. The BSRT can offer travel grants to doctoral researchers of the BSRT. A short application with the reasons of why this conference is important has to be submitted to the BSRT coordination office. Please use the application form for a travel grant which can be requested from the BSRT coordination office. The application should also include the submitted abstract and an estimate of the entire costs. Travel grant holders are obliged to travel economically. It must be also mentioned if other travel grants are available for this conference and if the applicant will also submit an application to the other funding body.

Travel grants are granted depending on the quality of the abstract, merit, and relevance of the conference. Travel grants can only be given if money is available in the BSRT budget. The BSRT will pay a maximum of € 1000 for conferences overseas and a maximum of € 500 for conferences within Europe. Doctoral or postdoctoral researchers who have not yet received a travel grant will receive funding in prevalence to those who already received funding. Travel Grants to German National Meetings will not be supported. Within four weeks of returning from the conference doctoral or postdoctoral researchers, who received a BSRT travel grant, will have to give a presentation summarizing the conference. This presentation can be organised within the own research group. However, it must be open to all members of the BSRT and shall be announced through the BSRT coordination office at least three days in advance.

There will be four submission deadlines per year:

 

31 January  ⋅  30 April  ⋅  31 July  ⋅  31 October

 

Please submit:

  • The completed application form. It can be accessed after login and can be found in the download area.
  • The submitted conference abstract.
  • The BSRT supervision agreement if it has not yet been submitted to the BSRT coordination office.
  • A copy of the "Zulassung zur Promotion" if it has not yet been submitted to the BSRT coordination office.
  • The minutes and progress reports of the mentoring committee meetings if they have not yet been submitted to the BSRT coordination office.
 
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The Humboldt Graduate Schhool also provides travel grants. For further information click here 

 

Allowance for lab exchange

Doctoral researchers of at the BSRT are encouraged go on a lab exchange with international partner institutes to learn new approaches which will help them to progress in their research work. The BSRT can support doctoral researchers of the BSRT by paying an allowance for the first three months for their trip abroad. The allowance is in accordance with the DFG guidelines (please click her for further details) and can be used to pay for travel and accommodation expenses in accordance with the German Travel Expenses Act (Bundesreisekostengesetz, BRKG).

 

An application with the detailed description of the research that will be conducted during the lab exchange and the reasons why this lab exchange is important for the progress of the own research project has to be submitted to the BSRT coordination office. Please use the application form for a lab exchanges which can be requested from the BSRT coordination office. The application must also mention if other grants are available for this lab exchange and if the applicant will also submit an application to the other funding bodies. The allowance for the lab exchange is granted depending on the quality of the proposed research and the justification for the lab exchange. The allowance for a lab exchanges can only be given once to each doctoral or postdoctoral researcher. Up to four young scientists can be funded per year. Lab exchanges to labs in Germany will not be supported.

Within four weeks of returning from the lab exchange, the doctoral or postdoctoral researcher, who received an allowance, will have to give a presentation summarizing their research conducted at the international partner lab. This presentation can be organised within their own research group, but it must be open to all members of the BSRT and must be announced through the BSRT coordination office at least three days in advance.

There will be four submission deadlines per year:

 

31 January  ⋅  30 April  ⋅  31 July  ⋅  31 October

 

Please submit:

  • The completed application form. It can be accessed after login and can be found in the download area.
  • The invitation of the partner laboratory where the lab exchange will take place.
  • The BSRT supervision agreement if it has not yet been submitted to the BSRT coordination office.
  • A copy of the "Zulassung zur Promotion" if it has not yet been submitted to the BSRT coordination office.
  • The minutes and progress report of the mentoring committee meeting if they have not yet been submitted to the BSRT coordination office.