Travel grants can be applied for:

  • Active participation in scientific conferences (a contribution by the ECR, e.g., paper/poster presentation, is mandatory in order to be eligible for the grant)
  • Participation in workshops, summer schools, etc.

Application deadline

  • 1st round: March/April
  • 2nd round: upcoming: October/November

Who can apply?

  • Who counts as Early Career Researchers (ECR)?
  • Priority groups of ECRs
    • Priority 1: Prae doc University assistant (full- or part- time)
    • Priority 2: Prae doc project employee (full- or part- time, including Uni:Docs, CoBeNe, FWF, WWTF) and Post doc University assistant/project employee (part-time)
    • Priority 3: Post-doc University assistant and project employee (full-time);
  • ECRs who are project employees (of Priority 2 and 3) are obliged to first clarify whether there is budget of the project dedicated for travelling before applying for the ECR travel grant.

How to apply?

  • Step 1: Application for travel allowance
  • Step 2: Submission of forms and invoices for travel reimbursement


  • Cancellation of your trip
  • Re-allocation of grant from one travel to another (already granted or new travel)
  • Subsequent submissions

 We encourage sustainable travel

If you would like to offset your travel footprint, you can do this for example here.

As an alternative for flights, Vienna has an extensive train and bus connection with various European destinations: