Student Travel Grants

Each year the Swiss Zoological Society offers several travel grants to support the attendance of international conferences or fieldwork.

The SZS only funds travel expenses and, if additional funds are available, registration cost, but not room and board (maximum amount: CHF 1000,-). Applicants are thus encouraged to apply for supplementary funding from other sources.

Who can apply:

  • PhD students at a Swiss University that work on a topic related to zoology

Additional eligibility criteria are:

  • active SZS membership
  • presentation (poster or talk) at a biology conference
  • each student can receive only one grant during her/his PhD time

To apply, please send a motivation letter, your Curriculum Vitae, a budget, the title and an abstract of your present or past presentation at biology to the President of the SZS (see the board page for email contact). Application deadline is one week before tha annual meeting (held at the annual biology conferenc). Applicants will be notified in March or April.