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Graduate Centre

Funding

The Graduate Centre supports young researchers with financial means so that they can pursue all their research interests.

There are certain criteria for them, which they can read in the listing. If you have specific questions about the application process, please send an email to the Graduate Centre at graduiertenzentrum@uni-vechta.de.

You can find the current figures for funding that is still available on our News page!

External further education and training

Master's students, doctoral candidates, post-doctoral students, post-doctoral lecturers, research assistants and teachers for special tasks of the University of Vechta are allowed to participate in external further education and training. Research managers may also receive funding in justified exceptional cases. They can receive the following grants for participation per financial year:

  •     50% of the total costs
    • travel expenses
    • accommodation costs
    • without meals
    • without daily allowances
  • maximum EUR 200 for courses in Germany,
  • maximum EUR 400 for courses abroad

You can find the corresponding application form on the download page. Please open the tab "Financial support by the Commission for Research and the Promotion of Young Researchers (KFN)/Application for a travel allowance, which you will find under General.

External events (conferences)

Conference visits do not count as external further education and training and are not paid for by the sending institution. Master's students, doctoral candidates, post-doctoral students, post-doctoral lecturers, academic staff and teachers for special tasks of the University of Vechta can apply for a grant. Research managers may also receive funding in justified exceptional cases. Proof of active participation (70% of the total Budget) in the conference is required, e.g., through:

  • poster
  • lecture
  • presentation/moderation
  • other

Members of the Graduate Centre can also apply for non-active participation (30% of the total Budget). However, the quota of funding is not the same as for active participation and might be exhausted more quickly. The same applies as for active participation:

  • 50% of the total costs
    • travel costs 
    • accommodation costs
    • without meals
    • without daily allowances
  • maximum EUR 200 for courses in Germany
  • maximum EUR 400 for courses abroad

You can find the corresponding application form on the download page. Please open the tab "Financial support by the Commission for Research and the Promotion of Young Researchers (KFN)/Application for a travel allowance, which you will find under General.

FUNDING FOR EXTERNAL COMMISSION MEMBERS FOR DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES

External doctoral/thesis committee members can receive financial support for the doctoral process. They can receive the following grants per financial year:

  • 50% of the total costs
    • travel expenses (for cars 0.3 cents per km applies)
    • accommodation costs
    • without meals
    • without daily allowances
  • maximum EUR 200 for courses in Germany,
  • maximum EUR 400 for courses abroad

You can find the corresponding application form on the download page. Please open the tab "Funding applications"/Application for external commission members in Germany/abroad, which you will find under General.

Official Writing Week Programmes

Master's students, doctoral students, postdocs, postdoctoral researchers, academic staff and teachers for special tasks at the University of Vechta can apply for a grant per financial year to participate in writing weeks. Science managers can also receive funding in justified exceptional cases. The grant can be applied for informally. Proof of participation in an official programme is required. Therefore, please include the writing week programme with your evidence and a letter of justification.

You can receive the following grants for participation per financial year:

  • 50% of the total costs
    • travel expenses
    • accommodation costs
    • without meals
    • without daily allowances
  • maximum EUR 200 for courses in Germany,
  • maximum EUR 400 for courses abroad

Coachings

Master's students, doctoral candidates, postdocs, post-doctoral candidates, professors, academic staff and teachers for special tasks at the University of Vechta are generally allowed to participate in coaching sessions. Academic managers can also receive funding in justified exceptional cases. Funding can be applied for informally with the respective request for coaching. Please submit a letter of justification, information about the respective coach and proof of the costs.

You can receive the following subsidies for participation per financial year:

  • 50% of the total costs as a rule 
    • travel expenses
    • accommodation costs
    • without meals
    • without daily allowances

Software licences

Master's students, doctoral students, postdocs, post-doctoral researchers, academic staff and teachers for special tasks at the University of Vechta can apply for a grant for software licences per financial year. Science managers can also receive funding in justified exceptional cases. These can be applied for informally. Please formulate a brief justification and submit the invoice.

You can receive the following grants:

  • as a rule 50% of the total costs (with the possibility of submitting a further informal application before the deadline).

 

Manuscript-Editing-Services

Master's students, doctoral students, postdocs, postdoctoral researchers, research assistants and teachers for special tasks at the University of Vechta can apply for funding for manuscript editing services. Science managers can also receive funding in justified exceptional cases. These can be applied for informally. Please formulate a short justification and submit the invoice.

You can receive the following grants:

  • as a rule, 50% of the total costs (with the possibility of submitting a further informal application before the deadline).

Final funding for doctoral programmes

The KFN offers an application for a final grant to secure doctoral graduation.

The condition is that the dissertation can be submitted within the next six months from the start of the funding (according to the forecast of the supervisor) and the reasons for the delay could not be planned or foreseen in advance (for example, in the case of empirical work, lack of or difficult access to sources, equipment failure or similar). 

Applications can be submitted informally.  The following must be submitted:

  • a curriculum vitae in table form 
  • a brief description of the position to be discontinued 
  • Work programme and goals of the doctoral project 
  • Progress of the work 
  • Reasons for the delay 
  • a letter of recommendation from the supervisor supporting the application and stating that the work can be completed within the approval period (maximum six months).

The applicant must explain why supporting funds are necessary for the continuation of the work. A written report must be submitted on the more detailed progress of the work.

Amount of funding: Maximum of six months funding at the applicable maximum funding rate (incl. health insurance / nursing care insurance supplement). The conditions of the Graduate Funding Regulations of the University of Vechta apply.

You can find the KFN application on our download page under Doctorate/Financials (Application for KFN completion scholarships to secure doctoral degrees). 

The completed application and the documents should be sent to Mr. Gert Hohmann, Department of Research, Junior Researchers and Transfer. Mr. Hohmann will present the application for decision at the next KFN meeting. The next KFN meeting dates are (applications must be submitted eight days before the respective KFN meeting date!):

53rd session: 18th January 2023

publishing support

To successfully complete your doctorate, you must publish your doctoral thesis. The doctoral regulations that apply to you usually specify exactly how this can be done.
There are only a few research funding organisations that support doctoral thesis printing with grants. The following is a selection of institutions that fund the printing of doctoral theses or offer subject-specific funding opportunities for the publication of academic work:

- The German Research Foundation (DFG) only funds doctoral theses in exceptional cases with special justification (prerequisite: highest grade).

- The VG Wort grants printing subsidies for specialised works (monograph, text and complete edition, source publication, specialised dictionary, significant specialised bibliography, translation into German, etc.).

- The FAZIT Foundation offers interdisciplinary funding for doctoral theses and post-doctoral theses in the event of financial hardship.

- The Geschwister Boehringer Ingelheim Stiftung exclusively awards printing cost grants for academic works in the field of the humanities (prerequisite: summa/magna cum laude).

- The Herbert and Elsbeth Weichmann Foundation promotes academic works on political exile through printing cost grants, grants for material expenses, archive travel, for academic events.

The Central Institution for Equality & Diversity (ZEGD)  provides funding to assume the costs of care as well as publishing support for female researchers, which can be applied by you.