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

  

Stipends for early-career researchers

The Ethologische Gesellschaft supports research of early-career research by providing funding up to €500 for MSc theses stipends and up to €1000 for PhD-pilot-projects. The goal of these stipends is to support

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

Deadline for submission is 31 March each year. Applications should be submitted by email to our manager. Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the respective forms, i.e. for MSc students and for PhD students. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their application by e-mail. Each application, handed in complete and in time, will be reviewed by members of the extended council. Criteria are the scientific quality of the project (and applicant) and the expected benefit of the funding for the project.

Applicants need to be members of the Ethologische Gesellschaft (for PhD students: member for at least one year; for MSc students: member at the time of application). The applicant should hence include a statement about their membership in the Ethologische Gesellschaft and a declaration that they will be actively involved in all phases of the project.

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.
  • Declaration of Ethologische Gesellschaft membership and active involvement in 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 kindly requests a copy of scientific papers or other publications of projects that were funded by a stipend of the Ethologische Gesellschaft.

  

Research funds

The Ethologische Gesellschaft provides up to €2000 per research project. The funds can cover material expenses as well as travel and subsistence costs (of applicant only). 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.

Deadline for submission is the 31 January in each year. Applications should be submitted by email to our manager. Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the provided form. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their application by e-mail. Each application, handed in complete and in time, will be reviewed by members of the extended council. Criteria are the scientific quality of the project (and applicant), the financial standing of the applicant and the expected benefit of the funding for the project.

Applicants need to be members of the Ethologische Gesellschaft for at least one year and need to be actively involved in all phases of the project. Please note that no other person than the applicant can be supported by this this grant.

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.
  • Declaration of Ethologische Gesellschaft membership and active involvement in 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 kindly requests 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 Meeting of the Ethologische Gesellschaft may apply for up to €1000; the yearly 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 funds the European Conference on Behavioural Biology (ECBB). Successful applicants can 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.

There are no deadlines or specific forms for submissions. Applications should be submitted by email to our manager. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their application by e-mail. Each application will be reviewed by at least one member of the council.

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. All meetings are open to the members of the Ethologische Gesellschaft and will be announced in the EthoNews and on this website.

  

Travel grants

Members of the Ethologische Gesellschaft without permanent income may apply for a contribution of up to €200 for active participation (poster or talk) at the European Conference on Behavioural Biology and for up to €100 for the Annual Meeting of the Ethologische Gesellschaft.

Deadline of applications is the same as the abstract submission deadline for the corresponding meeting. Applications can be submitted to our manager at any time, using this form. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their application by e-mail. Each application will be reviewed by at least one member of the council. Applicants need to be member of the Ethologische Gesellschaft (priority is given to long-term members and those who were not previously awarded).

The applicant is rendering the funds according to the regulations for accounting and expenses of the Ethologische Gesellschaft.