The Potsdam Graduate School can grant its members - PhD candidates and Postdocs & Juniorprofs of the University of Potsdam - subsidies to travel and participation costs. These allow participants to participate in scientific events (congresses, symposia, colloquia, summer schools, etc.) and to present their own research results as well as to exchange experiences with scientists from other research institutions.
There is no application deadline. You can apply for a travel cost subsidies at any time.
Please also note the guidelines on the travel expenses!
Dear PhD candidates, dear Postdocs,
Your applications for travel grants will continue to be processed by us. Please note the current worldwide travel warning. The University of Potsdam also has restrictions regarding business trips.
Business trips to risk areas and particularly affected areas (www.rki.de/covid-19) are prohibited until further notice. This also applies to business trips that have already been approved but have not yet started. Other business trips are to be avoided as far as possible. Instead, telephone or video conferences should be organized. For financial obligations that arise from bookings made on the basis of existing business trip approvals, we ask you to use the available cancellation options. If cancellation is not possible, please account for such trips as you would for business trips that took place. The funding promised by the PoGS also applies to business trips that cannot be undertaken.
Current information for employees of the University of Potsdam can also be found here:
Your team of the Potsdam Graduate School
Of course we also encourage participation in virtual conferences. Please note the respective maximum rates.
The Potsdam Graduate School can grant travel cost subsidies (including participation costs) to Postdocs & Juniorprofs with terminated contracts at the University of Potsdam.
Of course we also encourage participation in virtual conferences.
Please note that the application for a business trip as well as the billing takes place via your faculty, institute or professorship.
First submit all necessary documents such as your business travel application, travel expense report and supporting documents to your respective institution and NOT to the Potsdam Graduate School.
The Potsdam Graduate School grants travel cost subsidies only for conferences, workshops, symposiums and congresses. In case of international projects we recommend applying at the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) as well. Please notice that the application period starts four months before the beginning of the conference. Further information can be found in the DAAD’s scholarships database:
A large number of links related to the topics research funding, funding of early-stage researchers and to institutions which provide external funding and much more, can be found on the
websites of the University of Potsdam:
University of Potsdam / Research Funding
Please sign your application and send it via email, fax or postal mail to:
Potsdam Graduate School
University of Potsdam
Am Neuen Palais 10
Fax: +49 331 977-4555
WIS | Wissenschaftsetage, 4th floor
Am Kanal 47