Bielefeld Graduate School in Theoretical Sciences
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BGTS Mobility Grants

In cooperation with the Faculties of Business Administration and Economics, Mathematics and Physics and the Center for Mathematical Economics, the BGTS offers mobility grants to outstanding doctoral candidates, who are planning a short-time stay at another research institution. The aim of the grants is to further the candidates' doctoral projects and to build lasting contacts to international scientific collaboration partners.


Duration Grants are awarded for research stays of at least one month. A limit of the duration is given by the maximal amount of the grants (see Benefits). The research stay shall be realized before the end of the academic year 2022/23.


The BGTS Mobility Grant consists of a one-time award of up to 3000 € for reimbursement of travel costs and local expenses. Payment in advance is possible to a large extent. The grant holder is required to present proof of costs to the BGTS office. Costs not incurred have to be paid back, if an advance payment has been made. (Foreign) health insurance can not be reimbursed.


Eligible for application: Doctoral students in the BGTS. In justified exceptional cases also Master students who are in the final phase of their studies can be proposed by their Master supervisor. Persons who have received a BGTS Mobility Grant before are not eligible to apply again.

Application Deadline

May 31, 2022


Applications should contain one PDF file consisting of the following documents:

Please submit your application to the BGTS Office, e-mail:


After the research stay the grant holders are asked to submit a report to the BGTS office. The report shall be submitted not later than two months after the research stay and shall comprise one half to one DINA4 page.

Legal claim

The decision by the committee is final. Legal proceedings are barred. In the event of misuse, the grant has to be paid back. The grant will be withdrawn, if it is not used until the end of the academic year 2022/23.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the BGTS Office.

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