Travel Expenses

Women Go Abroad – Mobility Grants for young female researchers

International mobility is essential for a successful academic career. Female doctoral students, women postdocs, and junior professors can apply to us for grants to cover their travel expenses related to the participation in international conferences, for research stays, or for attending winter/summer schools, thus ensuring the important professional exchange with colleagues from all over the world.

Please note: No grants will be awarded for trips within Germany. 

Update due to the Corona pandemic: Participation in international events that are offered exclusively online will also be funded in 2021. The prerequisite for funding such an online event is that it serves the scientific or personal career development.

Target group:

Female doctoral students, postdocs, and junior professors

Type of funding:

Grant for travel expenses covering the costs that have been actually incurred and can be proven (no fixed amount)

Deadline for submitting the application:

At least 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the trip

Duration and amount of funding:

Type of the stay abroad

Duration of funding            

Maximum funding amount

Active participation in an international conference (talk or poster presentation)

Up to five days

Full reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs and, if applicable, attendance fees

Participation in a winter/summer school

Up to seven days


Full reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs and, if applicable, attendance fees

Research stay

One to three months

Reimbursement of travel expenses (costs for transportation and lodging) up to a maximum amount of EUR 5,000



Dr. Katharina Bolle

Dr. Katharina Bolle

Research Support, Support of Early-Stage Researchers
Forschungsförderung: DAAD und Stiftungen, Nachwuchsförderung: Postdocs, Juniorprofessuren, Reisekostenprogramme
University of Mannheim
Division I – Research Services and Quality Management
L 1, 1 – Room 326
68161 Mannheim
Alexandra Raquet

Alexandra Raquet

Leiterin der Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
University of Mannheim
Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
B 6, 30–32 – Room 020
68159 Mannheim