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02 Conference Participation

Call for Proposals to the Central Research Development Fund CRDF

Special Call for Applications

Funding lines "Impulse" and "Conference Travel" for the humanities

Duration: May to November 2018
Project costs must be claimed by November 11, 2018!

In the frame of the University’s "Institutional Strategy", additional special funds for humanities scholars will again be available in 2018. The aim is to promote researchers at all levels (doctoral candidates, postdocs, professors). To this end, swift and uncomplicated funding is available for research activities and conference trips in amounts of up to € 5,000 per person (doctoral candidates € 1,500 per person). A particular focus is on activities that lead to networking (local, national, international), the preparation of applications for third-party funding as well as research projects aimed at international publications. In the case of conferences, international conferences that contribute to the visibility of research in Bremen will be given priority.

In contrast to the regular procedure, applications by doctoral candidates can also be submitted at any time via the application forms CRDF 01 Impulse and CRDF 02 Conference Participation.

Regular call for all other subjects

To enhance the visibility of research in Bremen, scientists of the University of Bremen can receive subsidies for the participation in high ranking conferences.

WHO CAN APPLY? Doctoral candidates accepted by the PhD board (Promotionsausschuss), Postdocs and Professors at University of Bremen can apply.

WHAT REQUIREMENTS ARE NECESSARY? Grant-worthy is the active participation in a conference, e.g. speech or poster at a high ranking and international conference.

FUNDING CONDITIONS: Postdocs either having an employment status at University of Bremen including the time being of the conference as well as the time of application or doctoral candidates at the same time having been accepted by PhD board can apply. Applications from young scientists (Doc & Postdoc) and international conferences will be primarily funded. Further priority goes to applications with no connections to running projects with external funding and according finances for travel.

During doctorate funding is possible for two times up to a total sum of €1,500 (including possible grants in funding line 01 Impulse Grants for Research Projects); all other applicants can apply once per calendar year up to an amount of €2,500.

PROCEDURE: The Central Research Development Fund uses lump sums in this funding line. Applications for travel subsidies can be handed in at any time up to two weeks before begin of conference. The decision on these applications is made by the Research Funding Committee´s Office.

Deadline for application

At any time during the year 2018, at least 2 weeks in advance of the conference

The University of Bremen supports the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID). ORCID is a free, not-for-profit service offering each researcher a unique digital identifier. This helps researchers to distinguish their work and helps funders link researcher output to funding.  If you apply for CRDF funding, we will ask for your ORCID identifier. 
If you have no ID yet, please visit ORCID.


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