Through travel grants, UZH Graduate Campus supports postdocs and doctoral researchers of UZH in situations where academic mobility can make a decisive contribution to a promising academic career. The support is explicitly intended as a supplement to the existing measures of UZH.
The possible time frame of the funded activities is between 1 and 180 days. Calls for proposals are held twice a year.
GRC Travel Grants are announced twice a year. Application periods are:
The GRC Coordination Office decides on the approval of the applications. The decision will be communicated no later than 8 weeks after submission of the application.
The core aim of the GRC Short Grants is an added value of the activity for the individual academic career of the grantee and socially sustainable project planning. Please follow our instructions in the GRC Sustainability Guidelines (PDF, 43 KB) for the effective design of your application.
All advanced doctoral researchers and postdoctoral researchers at UZH. Postdocs are all junior researchers employed at or affiliated with UZH who have completed a doctorate and are also engaged in research after the doctorate and at the time of application. Advanced doctoral researchers are all doctoral researchers employed or enrolled at UZH who can credibly demonstrate that they are on a plausible academic career path to the postdoctoral phase as defined above.
Please follow the instructions of our Guidelines for sustainable travel planning (PDF, 24 KB) for the effective design of your application.
The possible application amount is between CHF 115 and CHF 4,900. The amount awarded consists of a travel grant depending on the country of the activity and a daily allowance, which depends on the duration of the activity.
The amount that can be requested is automatically calculated by the GRC Tool during the application process based on the following criteria:
Travel allowance + per diem = Applicable amount
GRC Travel Grants may be applied for as matching funds. As a rule, applicants are required to be transparent about all sources of funding for the proposed activity. A global budget that clearly puts into context the funds requested from GRC must be included.
Applications for GRC Travel Grants must be submitted digitally. You can enter and submit your application in the GRC Tool. The information provided can be saved at any time and completed at a later date. You must include the following documents with your application:
Only applications that are complete and received in a regular manner can be accepted for formal review.
An accountability report must be submitted no later than 2 weeks after completion of the activity. Accountability reports for GRC Travel Grants must be submitted digitally. You can enter and submit your accountability report in the GRC Tool. The information provided can be cached at any time and completed at a later date. All necessary documents for the submission of your report can be found directly in the GRC Tool as soon as you open your report there.