Mobility Funding

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Mobility funding

Several times a year, PhD students, postdocs, junior professors, junior research group leaders and tenure-track professors of the RPTU in Kaiserslautern can apply to the TU-Nachwuchsring for funds of up to 2,000€ per person for participation in external conferences and external research stays. In case of approval, the Nachwuchsring will cover part of the travel expenses and participation fees (maximum 80% of the costs).

Active conference participation (e.g. giving a talk or presenting a poster) will preferably be funded.







Support for the costs of individual childcare as a complementary measure to mobility funding

The TU-Nachwuchsring wants to support young scientists with children to participate in national and international congresses and conferences and external research stays. In this context, the TU-Nachwuchsring offers the option of a partial reimbursement of costs for individual childcare, which can be applied for as a complementary measure within mobility funding. Please contact us if you are interested.

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Funding rounds 2023

For 2024, four rounds of mobility funding are currently planned: "February", "May", "August" and "November".

Here you will find the most important dates for mobility funding 2024. Please note that the timetable may change at some point. If you are unsure in which funding round you should submit your application at the latest, please contact us and we will be happy to advise you.


Schedule Mobility Funding 2024

Funding round


call for applications*

Deadline for submission

of applications*

Earliest possible

start of the journey*

February 202415.01.202401.02.202415.02.2024
May 202415.04.202401.05.202415.05.2024
August 202415.07.202401.08.202415.08.2024
November 202415.10.202401.11.202415.11.2024

*planned (We reserve the right to make changes and modifications to the schedule!)

Check list for your application for mobility funding:

  • Please use exclusively our request form and orientate yourselves always by the current call for announcement!
  • Please summarise all application documents into one single file (PDF).


Before you send your application, please check whether all important information and documents are included:

  • Which event are you planning to attend (place, period)? 
  • Is it clear (to people from outside the field) why the attendance at the conference/ the research stay is so important for you (personal motivation/ added value for your research and, if applicable, the university)? Is the letter of motivation/your justification individually tailored to you and the respective conference ?(Please no group work when writing a letter of motivation!)
  • For researchers with a PhD: Are you an individual member of the TU Nachwuchsring?
  • Are you going to be active (e.g. poster presentation or talk) or passive participant?
  • Have you attached your short scientificCV?
  • Have you attached a tabular cost plan with offers or receipts (flight prices, road prices, participation fees etc. ) as well as an official announcement of the event?
  • Are the planned itinerary and cost plan comprehensible?
  • Have you enclosed the confirmation of your chairholder regarding travel expenses (and your doctoral status) as well as a proof of acceptance of your contribution?
  • Regarding research stays: Is a letter of invitation of the host research organization enclosed? 

You find further details in the request form and the current call for applications. Both is published approx. 2 weeks before the next funding round on this side.

Useful links


Your application has been approved?

Here you can find further information and forms of the HA3 regarding business trips and reimbursement of travel expenses.