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Travel to Conferences

Until the end of 2018, the BGHS provides each doctoral student with a maximum of EUR 1,000 per year for travel expenses to conferences and congresses. The total amount funded for each doctoral candidate should not exceed EUR 3,000 during the entire period of doctoral studies. The BGHS is attempting to secure funding for the period after 2018.
Only travel costs and accommodation (excluding costs for food or per-diem) as well as the conference fees can be reimbursed. Expenses for overseas health insurance, visa fees etc. will not be reimbursed. Financial support for conference and congress travel will only be given in cases of active participation (e.g., talk or poster presentation). Evidence of active participation has usually to be confirmed by presenting the conference programme.


Please apply for the reimbursement of costs at least four weeks before such a journey and please use the claims form Travel Permit and Travel Expenses Claim Form. The conference programme showing the active participation should be attached to the application.

After the journey, please immediately submit to the office the original travel receipts and the signed claims form Statement of Travel Expenses .

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