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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 official 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
  • hold 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 collaborative project
  • are not employed (50% or more) at the university or at a non-university research organisation
  • 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)

All distances refer to the linear single distance between the two places.

For destinations within a radius of more than 3000 km (e.g. overseas) please inform yourself about other funding possibilities.

Settlement Reimbursement is only possible on presentation of the original receipts and a travel report (1 page). Advance reimbursement is not possible.
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 official supervisor needs to supply an academic reference letter (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 or email:

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

 Contact For inquiries concerning the LMU Travel Grant, please write an email to, or call 089/2180-9731.
Application deadlineTravel time
Currently no application possible
Important notes:
  • Only complete applications that are submitted in due time will be considered.
  • The reference letter must be received by the GraduateCenterLMU in due time.
  • The evaluation process takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks.
  • Please note that in case of rejection we cannot elaborate on the reasons for the decision.