Travel Funds

VDS fellows who are accepted to present their research results at a national, European or international conference which contributes to their research career are invited to apply for a travel grant.

We also welcome applications for the travel costs of short scientific stays and secondments at international universities and/or companies as well as summer and winter schools.

 

 

Contributions at European and international conferences

Award amount
For European conferences we will reimburse full costs up to by default a maximum of 1000€ for European meetings and 2000 Euros for overseas conferences. The budget must be justified and applied for before the travel starts.  

Conditions and criteria

  • You are a fellow of VDS Physics.
  • You have submitted an abstract for an oral contribution, eventually also a poster.
  • This abstract clearly indicates your VDS physics affiliation: University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics & VDS Physics, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Vienna, Austria
  • You list the budget plan for accommodation, travel costs, conference fee.
  • A student can only be funded once (overseas) or twice (EU) per calendar year. 
  • After the conference we need a confirmation of attendance.
  • Acceptance of your grant application depends on the budget, quality of the proposed contribution and conference, as well as a budget balance within VDS.  

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.
Given equal qualifications and usage of the scheme, female researchers will be supported with higher priority. 

 

Secondments and/or scientific stays

We also welcome applications for the travel costs of short scientific stays and secondments at international universities and/or companies. For processing of these kind of application we need a short proposal indicating the

  • Name, affiliation and CV of your host
  • 1 page description of the topic(s), aims and plan for implementation of your research collaboration
  • Travel dates
  • Estimated travel budget.  

Acceptance of the grant application depends on prior use of VDSP funds and the perceived importance of the proposal.

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