Ph.D. Travel Grant

The Centre for Urban Studies awards up to 10 Travel Grants per year to Ph.D. candidates who are in the post-field work phase of their research project. Aim is to enable junior members to broaden their horizon and visit partner universities and/or centers relevant to their research. The grants are provided to assist CUS’ Ph.D. candidates in their dissertation work, so they can gain valuable international experience and set up promising collaborations with (potential) partners abroad.

The Travel Grants contribute to the Centre’s mission to facilitate exchange and collaborations between researchers from CUS and researchers from abroad, and enable an ongoing international dialogue and exploration of potential collaborations. We especially appreciate applications that bridge between different disciplines and/or between academic research and societal practices.


Travel grants are awarded for short-term visits (1-3 months). We provide a flat-rate contribution of up to 1.500 EUR which may cover the expenses for travel, accommodation and fees. Please note that the research travel grants are for travel that is directly related to dissertation research, not conference travel. Applications may be submitted at any time.

Please send your application of max. 600 words to: The application should clearly explain:

  • the destination;
  • the goal(s) of the visit;
  • how it adds value to your dissertation research;
  • how it contributes to the Centre’s mission;
  • expected outcomes (e.g., new partnership, joint article, joint research proposal);
  • a timeline, including travel dates;
  • a detailed travel budget.

Published by  CUS

19 January 2016