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Financial Support

The BIGS-Land and Food is offering financial support for PhD students of the Graduate School in form of personal financial support.


Personal Financial Support

The Graduate School will mainly support:
  • Summer Schools
  • Participation in PhD courses in other PhD Graduate Programs
  • Participation in International Conferences, workshops etc. when you have successfully submitted an own oral presentation


How to apply for financial support within the BIGS-Land and Food


Deadline for application is 01.01, 01.04, 01.07, 01.10. Applications need to be send always in advance to the start of the course, research visit, conference etc. If you are not able to meet the deadline for reasons outside your responsibility, please give your reasons.

Please use the following application. No other applications wil be accepted.

Please send your signed application to the coordinating office of the BIGS-Land and Food and a pdf by email to [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.].


What can be supported? How much will be funded?

  • Summer Schools will be funded with an amount of up to 75% of the total costs.
  • Participation in courses of other PhD Programs (to be discussed with your supervisor first) will be funded with an amount of up to 75% of the total costs*. According to the requirements of the Theodor-Brinkmann-Graduate School program, the course must comprise 3 credit points or must last at least 3 days.
  • Active participation in international conferences, workshops etc if you have successfully submitted an own presentation. Oral presentation will be funded with an amount of up to 75% of the total costs*. Poster presentations will be funded with an amount of up to 50% of the total costs*. You should also take part in conference PhD-workshops or conference PhD-courses (when offered).
  • The maximum amount for financial support will be 2000,- € per PhD student during the PhD
  • Minimum limit: If the total cost does not exceed an amount of 500,- €, we will not accept the application for financial support.


Who can be supported?

  • Only PhD members of the Graduate School.


Scholarships / Grants ?

  • Scholarships and grants are announced on this web page. No scholarships are currently offered.
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