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 new applications can currently be accepted. 

For grants for trips to scientific events within Germany please visit

Postdocs can also apply to a program line of the research fund for a travel allowance (please contact Katharina Bolle ( for this).

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:
Please submit your application at least four weeks before the start of your 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



Alessandra Rutica

Alessandra Rutica

Management of Doctoral Students
Immatrikulation von Promovierenden, Befreiung von der Immatrikulationspflicht, Gebührenstelle für Promovierende, Reisekostenprogramme
University of Mannheim
Division I – Research Services and Quality Management
L 1, 1 – Room 326
68161 Mannheim
Sabine Kußmaul

Sabine Kußmaul (she/her)

Head of the Department of Equal Opportunity and Social Diversity
University of Mannheim
Stabsstelle Gleichstellung und soziale Vielfalt
B 6, 30–32 – Room 020
68159 Mannheim