FemChem travel grant of the faculty of Technical Chemistry at the TU Wien

The faculty of Technical Chemistry at the TU Wien is awarding travel grants to support young female researchers. For this award 5000 € (in total) are available per year. The goal of this financial support is to increase the participation rate of young female researchers of our faculty at scientific conferences and workshops. The participation at such events allows improving specific scientific knowledge and gives young researchers the opportunity to present their research in front of an international audience of specialists in their fields.

Requirements

  • need to be research associates at the faculty of Technical Chemistry
  • need to be enrolled in a diploma, master or PhD program
  • finished their PhD not longer than 2 years ago
  • need to provide a confirmed contribution (talk or poster) at a conference or a workshop

Application Documents

  • Application form + motivation letter (completed accurately and signed by the applicant and her supervisor)
  • Academic curriculum vitae (CV) and publication list
  • Depending on the participation (conference or workshop):
  • Workshop: Invitation + confirmation of participation + scientific abstract
  • Conference: Confirmation of a contribution (talk or poster) + abstract
  • Diploma students and PhD students need to include their certificate of inscription

send to dektch@mail.tuwien.ac.at

Submission deadline

Applications for the FemChem travel grant can be submitted all the time. 

The submission deadline for the respective award decision meeting is the last day of the previous month. 

The application guidelines, the application form as well as the dates for the award decision meetings can be found on the faculty homepage as well as on the FemChem homepage. Further announcements will be made at the faculty board and via email.

Award decisions are made and announced every three month. The committee consists of four members of the FemChem initiative (each member of the FemChem Initiative represents one of the four institutes), the dean and one selected member of the Committee on Equal Treatment (Arbeitskreis für Gleichbehandlungsfragen, AKG). There is no recourse to legal action. The committees’ decision is final. 

All applications that are submitted in the prescribed time limit will be checked for completeness and formal correctness by the dean’s office. If all requirements are fulfilled, the applications are handed over to the members of the FemChem committee. Applications that do not meet the requirements are not taken into consideration. However, it is within the discretion of the committee members to extend the deadline for particular applications. Corrected applications fulfilling the requirements after revision will be considered for the award decisions. It is also within the discretion of the committee to invite applicants to an interview in terms of formal equal applications.

After careful evaluation, the FemChem committee will make a proposal (should be a majority decision) to the dean. If the FemChem committee is not able to propose a majority decision, the final call is up to the dean. The committee on Equal Treatment has the right of objection against the FemChem committee decision. At the request of a committee member, a silent vote will be performed. 

If there isn’t any suitable application or in the case that the total amount of EUR5000 is not completely consumed, the access amount can be used for another women support programme or can be retained and used in the subsequent award decision period.

Financial Support:

  • Up to a maximum of EUR250,00 – national conference or workshop

  • Up to a maximum of EUR500,00 – international conference or workshop (Europe)

  • Up to a maximum of EUR1.000,00 – international conference (Worldwide)

  • The financial support is granted after all original receipts (travel costs/ conference fee) are submitted and does not exceed the granted funding amount.

Third-party funds:

Any other financial support from a third-party (e.g. government department, EU, FWF, FFG, TU Wien funding), relating to the indented conference or workshop attendance needs to be declared within the application form (funding agency, duration, amount, type of funding).

Appropriate use of the financial support:

The applicant confirms by submitting the application form that all the information within the form are correct. Furthermore, only the applicant can be held responsible for any false information that is submitted or any misusage of the granted financial support. By signing the application form, the applicant agrees with the declaration of liability.

In case of any violation regarding the funding conditions, the applicant is obligated to refund the total amount of the adjudged financial support.  

Internal accounting:

All original receipts need to be submitted (at latest four weeks after the return from the conference, workshop) to the dean’s office. In addition to that, the applicant agrees by signing the application form to write a short report (one A4 page) regarding the attendance (personal impressions, feedback, scientific impact on her research, etc.). The dean’s office as well as the FemChem Initiative are allowed to publish this report online or in a newsletter.