Internationalization of Doctoral Education@the University of Mannheim

Target group
All those who have been accepted as doctoral candidates at the University of Mannheim. Funding is granted per person and calendar year.

Grants can be applied for the following purposes

  • active participation in a conference abroad (talk or poster presentation)
  • active participation in a summer school/workshop abroad
  • research stay abroad

Please note:
Applications for a travel grant through 'IDEUM' for trips in 2024 are now being accepted.

Type of funding
Grant for travel expenses covering the costs that have been actually incurred and can be proven. This varies according to each country (see “Maximum funding”). Grants will be paid upon presenting the travel expense report. If necessary, you can apply for an advance payment prior to your journey.

Maximum funding
Depending on your destination, expenses can be reimbursed up to the following maximum amounts:

  • Europe:  up to EUR 750
  • North America:  up to EUR 1,250
  • Central/South America: up to EUR 1,250
  • Africa: up to EUR 1,000
  • Asia: up to EUR 1,000
  • Middle East: up to EUR 800
  • Australia/New Zealand:  up to EUR 1,250

For research stays, a lump sum of up to EUR 3,000 can be applied for.

Application and funding procedure
Please complete the application form and send it together with your attachments by e-mail to Division I. After we have checked your application, we will send you the confirmation of funding by e-mail. You can then submit your business travel authorization form to Division V (Travel Expenses Department). Please collect all the relevant receipts for your business travel expense report during your travels. After your return, please submit a travel expense report to Division V (Travel Expenses Department). You will receive your grant afterwards.

Deadline for submitting the application
At least three weeks prior to the beginning of the trip.

Johanna Fatokun

Johanna Fatokun

Management of Doctoral Students
Immatrikulation von Promovierenden, Befreiung von der Immatrikulationspflicht, Gebührenstelle für Promovierende, IDEUM
University of Mannheim
Division I – Research Services and Quality Management
L 1, 1 – Room 326
68161 Mannheim
Office hours:
Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-noon