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LMU Travel Grant


Doctoral candidates of LMU Munich can apply for the LMU Travel Grant. The grant is provided either for necessary research stays or for active participation in a scientific conference. The journey must be directly related to the doctoral project.

Program Financial support for research stays or for active participation in a scientific conference (oral presentation/poster)
Kind of support Travel grant (for travel, accommodation, conference fee etc.)
Target group Doctoral candidates with principal supervisor at LMU Munich who do not have any other funding option for their travel expenses
Entitlement Doctoral candidates are entitled to apply, if they

- are holding a university degree

- are not members of a doctoral program which funds travel expenses

- are not members of an SFB, cluster of excellence or another kind of collaboration project

- are not employed (50% or more) at the university or at a non-university research organisation

- they do not have the possibility to receive travel funding within their individual scholarship

Support scale A doctoral candidate can apply for a total of 900 Euro during the course of his/her doctoral project, of which per journey

- up to 300 Euro for destinations within a radius of up to 750 km (e.g., Germany and neighbouring countries)

- up to 600 Euro for destinations within a radius of 750-3000 km (e.g., Europe)

- up to 900 Euro for destinations within a radius of more than 3000 km (e.g., overseas)

(All distances refer the linear single distance between the two places.)

Settlement Reimbursement is only possible on presentation of the original receipts.
Application Only online applications are accepted. Earliest submission is six weeks previous to the application deadline:

Please prepare the following documents (as pdfs):

- A statement explaining why this journey is necessary for the progress of your doctoral project (max. 1000 words)

- CV

- Invitation, confirmation of registration or participation or similar for the planned activity

Your main supervisor needs to supply an academic reference (max. 1 page) explaining the purpose of the proposed trip, its importance for the progress of your doctoral project and why the chair/institute/department is unable to fund the trip. The letter must be sent directly to the GraduateCenterLMU by regular mail oder email:

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

 Contact For inquiries concerning the LMU Travel Grant, please write an email to Veronika Krönert,, or call 089/2180-9731.
Application deadlineTravel time
June 15, 2017 July 15, 2017 - January 14, 2018
October 15, 2017 November 15, 2017 - May 14, 2018
Important note:
  • Only complete applications that are submitted in due time via our grant application tool will be considered!
  • The evaluation process generally takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks.
  • Please be aware, that in case of rejection we cannot elaborate on the grounds for the decision.