EES travel fund
EESLMU has funds to cover travel expenses and fees for summer schools and workshops. It is also possible to apply for EES money to pay (part of) a stay in another country to do research.
2013 - Applications for the EES travel fund are no longer being accepted - the award program is closed
Last updated Jan 12 2011
Who can apply
- You should be a PhD student with a member of the core EES faculty.
- In exceptional cases, Master or Diplom students may also apply.
- Students from the MPI for Ornithology may apply if they are a PhD student with a member of the core EES faculty (see EES people).
- In general, successful applicants have already had their first committee meeting (PhD Advisory Committee for MPI students) (not necessary for students who started before 2007) However, you may still apply even if you have not had this meeting.
- The maximum amount you can request is 500 euros.
- The maximum number of awards you can receive during your career at the LMU is two (2).
What you can apply for
- You can apply for money to go to a summer school, meetings, to visit another lab or to do fieldwork.
- If you go to a meeting, you should present a talk. If this is not possible, you should always present a poster.
- EES is willing to fund small research projects that are not funded by any current project, that are novel and that allow the students to gain independence.
- Please plan ahead - with few exceptions, you cannot apply for a meeting or project that has already occurred or been completed.
Money for research project
- You can apply for EES money to do research in another country if, at the same time, you also apply for DAAD money.
- DAAD deadlines are 15.11, 15.3, 15.6 for Europe and North America, 30.9 and 31.3 for most other countries. See the DAAD website
- The application should be in English.
- You should write a personal letter of motivation in which you explain how you will benefit from the travel.
- You should explain why your current funding cannot pay for the trip.
- Your application should include a letter of motivation, budget, your CV, and whatever of the following are applicable: abstract of your talk, program of the meeting, description of your research project, and invitation from the lab you plan to visit.
- You should email your application attached as one PDF file to Alice Edler. Word files will not be accepted.
- By the deadline, your supervisor must write an e-mail to Alice Edler, in which he or she states that the meeting or trip is useful for you, that your work is worth presenting (if you plan to give a talk) and confirm that you had your first committee meeting.
- Within two months of travel, please submit a report to the coordinator that describes what you did and why it was useful. We will then publish this report on our website. This report should be approximately half an A-4 in length.
- Also send photos if you have any.
- For reimbursement, fill out the Travel Claim Form and return it to the EES office. You must report your costs within 6 months in order to receive reimbursement.
- Deadlines are the 1st of January, March, May, July, September and November of each year.
- The EES board of directors will decide which projects to fund and how much you will receive. You will hear back within 2 weeks of application.
If you have any questions or if you are planning to write a grant proposal, please contact the EES Coordinator.