Funds for Workshops, Conferences, and Academic Events

The Cluster wants to establish the best conditions for research projects of entire teams as well as for individual researchers. Therefore, workshops, conferences, and similar academic events can be funded when they relate and contribute to the research agenda of the Cluster.

What is funded?
Available funding is an allowance to cover the total costs of the planned event(s), up to a maximum of 10,000 Euros. This may include travel and accommodation for the participants as well as organizational expenses like subcontracting the event management or services for digital marketing, honoraria, rent for the venue, material expenses, catering (according to University rules), and personnel costs (student assistants, child care).

Who can apply?
All Members and Affiliated Members of the Cluster as well as internal cooperation partners of the Cluster “The Politics of Inequality” are eligible to apply for these funds.

How to apply
To apply, please submit the following documents:

  • Application with max. 3 pages with a detailed description of the planned event(s), specific aims for the participation, description of the connection to the Cluster`s programme, and detailed budget draft. The application form and budget plan form are provided with the call.
  • Statement on the requested sum(s), including the justification for the usage of the funds.

Please submit your application as a PDF file via the link on the web portal consisting of the application with max. 3 pages and the statement on the requested sum(s), including justification on the usage of the funds.

Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year. The Executive Board will assess all applications and make a selection decision on a rolling basis.

Additional information
The Managing Office helps with any questions:

Application Workshops and conferences

Application form

The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy. The Cluster “The Politics of Inequality” includes researchers from political science, sociology, economics, linguistics, psychology, law, and education studies. They study how people perceive these inequalities, how they lead to collective mobilization, and how political actors respond to them. 

This Call is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - DFG) under the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments – EXC-2035/1 – 390681379 - and is in accordance with the Bylaws for the Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality: Perceptions, Participation and Policies” of the University of Konstanz.

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