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An overview of all awards and funding opportunities of the Ethologische Gesellschaft, including deadlines, can be downloaded here.

Funding options

Stipends for new researchers

The goal of these stipends is to support

• Master theses
• Pilot studies for PhD-projects (Applicants need to be actively involved in the project).

Deadline for submission is 31st March each year. Applications by students should be sent by email to the manager (Helene Richter). Each application that was handed in complete and in time will be reviewed by members of the extended council. Criteria are the scientific quality of the project (and application) and the expected benefit of the funding for the project. Applicants need to be members of the Ethologische Gesellschaft (for PhD-pilot-projects: member for already at least 1 year; for Master thesis: member at time of application). The Ethologische Gesellschaft provides funding up to 500 € for Master theses stipends and up to 1000 € for PhD-pilot-projects.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the forms provided: Form Master thesis click here, form young scientist click here. Applications must contain the following:

  • Title and abstract
  • Name, address and affiliation/position of the applicant
  • Short review of the topic incl. own prior contributions (if any)
  • Preliminary work
  • Methods and time schedule
  • Estimation of costs and reasons for the application
  • Further funds (own and/or external) that are available for the project.

The applicant should also include a statement about her/his membership in the Ethologische Gesellschaft and a declaration that she/he will be actively involved in all phases of the project.

Successful applicants render their stipends according to the regulations for accounting and expenses of the Ethologische Gesellschaft. The results of the project should be summarized in a research report that will be published in EthoNews. Furthermore, successful applicants are expected to present their project at a meeting of the society. Publications or presentations of projects that were funded by the Ethologische Gesellschaft should contain according statements. The council is kindly requesting a copy of scientific papers or other publications of projects that were funded by a stipend of the Ethologische Gesellschaft.

Research funds

The goal of funding is to support

  • Particularly promising pilot studies or investigations at an early stage that would not normally be eligible to funding from governmental organizations or science foundations.
  • Smaller or additional projects that are – though important – due to their small volume not having chances to get funded elsewhere.

Applicants need to be actively involved in all phases of the project. Deadlines for submission is the 31st January in each year. Applications have to be sent by email to the manager (Helene Richter). Each application that is handed in complete and in time will be reviewed by members of the extended council. Criteria are the scientific quality of the project (and application), the financial standing of the applicant and the expected benefit of the funding for the project. The Ethologische Gesellschaft provides up to 2000 € per research project. The funds covers material expenses as well as travel and subsistence costs (of applicant only). No other person can be paid from the fund.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the forms provided: click here. Applications must contain the following:

  • Title and abstract
  • Name, address and affiliation/position of the applicant
  • Short review of the topic incl. own prior contributions (if any)
  • Preliminary work
  • Methods and time schedule
  • Estimation of costs and reasons for the application
  • Further funds (own and/or external) that are available for the project.

The applicant should also include a statement about her/his membership in the Ethologische Gesellschaft and a declaration that she/he will be actively involved in all phases of the project.

Successful applicants render their funds according to the regulations for accounting and expenses of the Ethologische Gesellschaft. The results of the project should be summarized in a research report that will be published in EthoNews. Furthermore, successful applicants are expected to present their project at a meeting of the society. Publications or presentations of projects that were funded by the Ethologische Gesellschaft should contain according statements. The council is kindly requesting a copy of scientific papers or other publications of projects that were funded by a grant of the Ethologische Gesellschaft.

Conferences and meetings

Organizers of the annual ‚Annual Meetings of the Ethologische Gesellschaft‘ may apply for up to 1000 €; the annual “Graduate Student Meeting” which is organized in cooperation with the section “Behavioural Biology” of the DZG can be supported with up to 500 €. Furthermore, the Ethologische Gesellschaft is funding the European Conference on Behavioural Biology (ECBB). There are no deadlines for submissions. Applications have to be sent by email to the managing director (Helene Richter). All meetings are open to the members of the Ethologische Gesellschaft and will be announced in the EthoNews and on this website. Successful applicants have full freedom to use the funds according to the aims of the society (support of Behavioural biology in science and teaching) such as the organization of the meeting.

The applicant is rendering the funds according to the regulations for accounting and expenses of the Ethologische Gesellschaft and will usually obtain an advance payment on request. Please contact the treasurer for details.

Travel grants

Student members and members of Ethologische Gesellschaft without permanent income may apply for a contribution of up to 200 € for active participation (poster or talk) at the European meetings (ECBB) and for up to 100 € for the ‚Annual Meetings of the Ethologische Gesellschaft‘. Applicant need to be member of the Ethologische Gesellschaft (priority is given to long-term members and those who were not previously awarded). Deadline of applications is the same as the Abstract submission deadline for the corresponding meeting. Applications should be sent to the manager (Helene Richter) at any time. For an application form click here.