ZNZ Travel Grants

The ZNZ has limited funds available to finance student travel expenses to conferences and meetings. The following rules apply:

  • Costs of transportation and registration fees for congresses, symposia, workshops or courses can be reimbursed. Economy class flights, 2nd class railway and public bus/subway journeys (no taxis) will be reimbursed after the trip. We do not pay for accommodation.

  • Only PhD students who are registered at the ZNZ and actively take part in the International PhD Program in Neuroscience can apply. The thesis proposal and progress reports have to be submitted on time. Cumulative reports over more than one year are not accepted.
  • The student is expected to hold a presentation / submit an abstract except in the case of courses.
  • Max. CHF 1'000.00 will be paid per person per calendar year
  • To ensure a fair distribution of the funds, preference will be given to students who have not received a grant in the previous years. Students who have benefited from a grant in the previous years will be waitlisted until the deadline. 

Application deadlines (= latest possible submission date):

For the travel period  
January - March 1 December of the previous year 
April - June 1 March 
July - September 1 June
October - December 1 September 

The ZNZ will notify the applicant shortly after receiving the application form about the decision. The grants will be allocated on a 'first come - first served' basis, subject to the above rules and availability of funds for that particular period.

For reimbursement we require the original travel tickets (incl. boarding passes) and invoices together with the confirmation from your Institute after the trip.

Reimbursement claims must be made within three months after the trip. After this period reimbursement cannot be claimed.

Please use the ZNZ application form (PDF, 312 KB) and fill it out completely. Applications will be returned if not complete.