VAUZ Tagungsfonds (Meeting Fund)


Due to the unprecedented number of applications we have received, we have already exhausted our conference fund budget for 2022. Accordingly, we must decree a freeze on submissions.

The VAUZ has a fund to promote networking for junior researchers at the University of Zurich. In particular, it supports attendance at scientific/academic events (conferences, symposia, workshops etc.) which are of considerable importance for junior researchers at the University of Zurich.

In particular, the conference fund offers support in cases in which otherwise no sufficient
financing possibilities exist ('last resort') (see also the information on expenses and travel grants).

Contributions can be granted for

  • attendance fees;
  • travel expenses;
  • accommodation expenses;
  • travel and accommodation costs for children or dependent relatives of the applicant who are subject to custody, unless the care during the attendance of a scientific event can be organised otherwise
  • childcare or nursing/care professionals for close relatives of the applicant, if care by the other parent or close relatives is not possible or not appropriate.

The maximum contributions per person included in the application
amount to

  • CHF 1250 for participation at an event outside Europe
  • CHF 600 for participation at an event in Europe

However, only the actual costs incurred are reimbursed.

In cases of hardship and if there is no other financing possibility, we can also finance shorter research stays (up to max. 10 days) or cover costs related to the organisation of a scientific event. The maximum amount is CHF 1250.

Application Procedure:

The applications are reviewed and approved by the board of VAUZ. The administrative management of the payments is carried out by the Graduate Campus (GRC) UZH.

Please submit the application form to

Applications can be submitted on the 20th of each month; our decision will be announced within one month.

IMPORTANT: This is a 'Last Resort' Fund. Please make use of any other funding possibilities first (e.g. GRC, Faculty, Chair).

Graduate Campus

Philosophische Fakultät

Theologische Fakultät


SSAI (Swiss Sociery for Allergology and Immunology)

Please submit your application to the VAUZ Conference Fund after the event (reimbursment will only happen after the event and once all the receipts have been submitted). Accordingly, please wait for any outstanding decisions from other funding organs before applying to us.

Documents and Forms:

VAUZ Meeting Fund_Tagungsfondsstatuten English (PDF, 1 MB)

Application Form for Meeting Fund

(submit forms together with all relevant receipts to