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in History and Sociology
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Research Expenses

The BGHS supports its doctoral researchers during their studies up to a total of EUR 2,500 for research trips and for transcripts and reproductions.

Research Trips (Field Research Trips and Archive Visits)

Expenses incurred for travelling and accommodation (without food or per-diem allowances) are supported by the BGHS. Costs for visas, foreign health insurance etc. cannot be claimed. For applications arising from costs of accompanying children on field trips or longer archive visits, please contact the BGHS office in advance.


As a rule, the application for reimbursement has to be lodged with BGHS office four weeks before the start of such journey. Please make sure to use the appropriate form for the application. Please submit the original travel receipts and the signed claims form for travel expenses promptly to the BGHS office. .

Transcriptions and Reproductions

Transcription and reproduction costs incurred for research projects can also be reimbursed.


Please send your application for reimbursement of transcription and reproduction costs four weeks before using such services, by email to, giving the following details:

  • Volume of the transcription and/or reproduction required
  • Name of the service provider
  • Anticipated costs

Once the BGHS has authorized such expenses and the services have been provided, please send us the following supporting documentation:

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