VAUZ Tagungsfonds



The VAUZ conference fund supports the attendance of scientific events (conferences, symposia, workshops and similar). The fund is administered by the Graduate Campus, but decisions on the allocation of funds are made by the VAUZ board. The conference fund thus serves as an instrument for young scientists at the UZH to be able to decide independently on specific financial contributions.

In particular, the conference fund offers support in cases in which otherwise no sufficient financing possibilities exist.

What can be funded?

Contributions can be granted for:

  • attendance fees
  • travel expenses
  • accommodation expenses
  • travel and accommodation costs for children or dependent relatives of the applicant who are subject to custody, unless the care during the attendance of a scientific event can be organised otherwise
  • childcare or nursing/care professionals for close relatives of the applicant, if care by the other parent or close relatives is not possible or not appropriate.
In exceptional cases and if there is no other financing possibility, also shorter research stays (up to max. 10 days) can be funded or contributions can be made in connection with the organisation of a scientific event.

Maximum funding

The maximum contributions per applicant are:

  • CHF 1250 for participation in an event outside of Europe    
  • CHF 600 for participation in an event in Europe
  • Exceptionally approved contributions for shorter research trips or organized events also amount to a maximum of CHF 1250.

Only the costs actually incurred are reimbursed.


All junior researchers (WNW) enrolled or employed at the UZH are eligible to apply.


Applications can be submitted by the 20th of each month. The decision is usually announced by the 5th of the following month.


Please find the application procedure, the exact application conditions and the application form on the VAUZ website: