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MUI Travel grants

Exchanges with other scientists and young researchers are of central importance for doctoral students. The Medical University of Innsbruck supports its doctoral students by way of travel grants for attending academic conferences and workshops. Also short research stays up to the duration of four weeks can be supported. The travel grant is paid as a lump sum to support costs invested for taking part in national and international conferences, congresses or symposia. The amount of the lump sum is based on the respective conference venue or destination of the short-term research stay. The following lump sums apply:

  • Austria: 150 Euros
  • Europe: 400 Euros
  • Outside Europe: 800 Euros

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be registered as PhD students at the MUI and in good academic standing.
  • Applicants may receive only one travel grant per academic year, and only one per conference.
  • Students in FWF-supported programs (HOROS; MCBO; SPIN) are not eligible.
  • Selection criteria include the scientific excellence of the doctoral student as well as the active participation at the conference (oral or poster presentation). For a short-term research stay the doctoral student has to provide evidence of the benefit to be gained by the research stay.

 

Application:

Grant applications have to be submitted to the SCF at least two weeks before the conference starts or the research stay at another research institution begins. Please use the following form.

Funding can only be granted for the active participation in conferences. If you have not yet received a confirmation of your presentation or your participation in the conference before our deadline expires you may submit your application to the SCF anyway with a note that you will hand in the required documents as soon as available.

If you received a grant do not forget to apply for the approval of a trip (Freistellungsantrag) before you start your journey. No grant will be paid if the trip has not been authorized!

Deadlines: 31 March, 30 June; 30 September and 31 December

Application documents for Conference and Workshop attendance:

The documents listed below must accompany the applications for conferences and workshops:

  • Cover letter from the applicant including Information about active participation in the event.
  • Statement of the PhD supervisor explaining why the conference//workshop is essential for the PhD project of the applicant (use this form).
  • Statement from the thesis committee about the course of the dissertation
  • CV (including publication list)
  • Finance plan (any additional funding has to be mentioned without exception).
  • Event documentation (program, abstract acceptance etc.)
  • Application for exemption

 

Application documents for Research Stays:

The documents listed below must accompany the applications for research stays:

  • Cover letter from the applicant including Information about the research stay
  • Invitation letter from the host institution
  • Statement of the PhD supervisor explaining why this research stay is essential for the PhD project of the applicant (use this form)
  • Statement from the thesis committee about the course of the dissertation
  • CV (including publication list)
  • Finance plan (any additional funding has to be mentioned without exception).
  •  Application for exemption