Travel Funds

In support of the VDSP fellows who want to visit a conference which contributes to their research process, the VDSP welcomes applications for travel grants. 

Award amount
For European conferences a maximum amount of €500,- will be covered. For overseas conferences a maximum of €1000,- will be made available. In case the budget of your travels exceeds this upper limit, we ask you to get in touch with the VDSP office as we are exploring the possibility of full-cost refunds.

Conditions and criteria

- You are a member of the VDSP.
- You need to have an abstract for either a poster contribution or a talk. Please note that preference is given to a talk.
- Mention specifically what you will use the budget for (accommodation, travel costs, conference fee). 
- The abstracts must have VDS physics in the affiliation: University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics & VDSP (and all other required affiliations), Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Vienna 
- A student can only be funded once (overseas) or twice (EU) per calendar year. 
- After the conference a confirmation of attendance is required.
- Acceptance of the grant application depends on prior use of VDSP funds, importance of the proposal and conferences

Application guidelines
There are four calls per year with a deadline on the 15th of January, April, July and October. 
Please send your abstract for the conference and the cost estimation to your supervisor. Kindly inform your supervisor that he/she needs to forward the approved application to vds-physics@univie.ac.at

The assessment and decision will be made by the steering committee shortly after the deadline. Given equal qualifications and usage of the scheme, female researchers will be sent with higher priority. 


Secondments and/or scientific stays

We also welcome applications for the travel costs of short scientific stays and secondments at Universities and/or companies

For processing of these kind of application we need:

  • A short proposal indicating the
    - name and affiliation of your host
    - short CV of your host
    - short description of the topic(s), aims and plan for implementation of your joint research collaboration
  • Your travel dates
  • Please include an estimation of the needed travel budget. Note that the VDS-P will only reimburse travel money (no accommodation).
  • Acceptance of the grant application depends on prior use of VDSP funds and importance of the proposal.

Kindly inform your supervisor that he/she needs to forward the approved application to vds-physics@univie.ac.at.