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Small Grants

Registered mentors and mentees of "Academics in Solidarity" are invited to apply for small grants in two funding categories:

  • Conference attendance
  • Workshop organization

Conference attendance

AiS mentees can apply for small grants of up to 1.500 EUR to cover travel and accommodation costs of attending a conference related to their field of research.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Registered AiS mentee
  • Conference directly related to the applicant’s field of research
    (relevance demonstrated by the applicant’s statement)
  • Own paper accepted for presentation at the conference

What can be funded:

  • Travel expenses (public transport - 2nd class or economy class airfare, if distance to the conference location exceeds 500 km)
  • Accommodation costs (hotel up to 70 EUR per night; in exceptional cases a higher amount can be reimbursed in accordance with the Federal Travel Expenses Law)
  • Per diem (24 EUR for each full day of travel; subject to reduction in case free meals are provided)

To apply, please send to ais@fu-berlin.de:

  • Filled out application form
  • Your current academic CV
  • Invitation letter from conference organizers, confirming acceptance of your paper for presentation and indicating participant fees

All documents should be sent in PDF format at least two months before the conference!


Workshop organization

AiS mentees and mentors can apply for small grants of up to 2.500 EUR to supplement costs of organizing a workshop related to their field of research.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Registered AiS mentees (individually or as a group) OR registered AiS mentors in cooperation with one or more AiS mentees
  • Workshop directly related to the applicant’s field of research and advancing her/his scholarly activities and academic career (relevance demonstrated by the applicant’s statement)
  • Reasonable budget calculation

What can be funded:

  • Travel expenses of individual workshop participants (public transport - 2nd class or economy class airfare, if distance to the workshop location exceeds 500 km)
  • Accommodation costs of workshop participants (hotel up to 70 EUR per night; in exceptional cases a higher amount can be reimbursed in accordance with the Federal Travel Expenses Law)
  • Per diem for external participants (24 EUR per person for each full day of travel; subject to reduction in case free meals are provided)

To apply, please send to ais@fu-berlin.de:

  • Filled out application form, including preliminary workshop agenda and estimated budget
  • Your current academic CV
  • Confirmation of co-funding (if applicable)

All documents should be sent in PDF format until 15 April 2020!

Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research