Leibniz Research Alliance „Food and Nutrition”

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Travel Grants

About the Project

'Protein Paradoxes: Protein Supply under the Conditions of Climate Change – Production, Consumption and Human Health' is a Project of the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food and Nutrition. The project is funded by the Leibniz Association and aims to evaluate protein supply strategies under continuous global population growth and climate change. The production of food and feed for protein-supply under the conditions of climate change will be one of the major challenges of the coming decades. Protein raises many and often controversial questions regarding sustainable production and consumption patterns and human and animal health, without further increasing the environmental and climate burden - particularly with regard to a growing global demand for meat-based protein and the climate impact of animal-based protein production. The project enables synergies in protein research within the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food and Nutrition' as a unique cluster of scientific competency in the field of food production and nutrition. In particular postdoctoral scientists will cooperate and exchange in order to develop research approaches to tackle the grand societal challenges along the complete chain of protein production, consumption, and health


The LRA FN ‘Protein Paradoxes’ Travel Grant is open to early career researchers (PhD students or Postdocs) to enable active participation in a designated international scientific event (conference, symposium, etc.). Applicants need to be a member of one of the LRA FN partner institutes. The contribution to travel expenses will be up to 500 €, for which the applicant will have to present receipts. Allowed expenses include the following: all travel (including air, train, bus and car fares), conference fees, lodging, parking and/or taxi/shuttle fees. A close link between the research-related work or plans of the applicant and the theme and the content of the scientific event is required.


Prospective candidates must:

  • Be a PhD student or postdoctoral-level researcher working in academia
  • Be a scientist of an associated Institute of the Leibniz Research Alliance ‘Food and Nutrition’
  • Perform research in the fields of (protein) food production, nutrition or ecology
  • Submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation at the conference if applicable
  • Exhibit the logo of Leibniz Research Alliance ‘Food and Nutrition’s’ project ‘Protein Paradoxes’ on their poster/in their presentation
  • Use the award for travel to a recognized conference relevant to their research area within six months of receipt of the award
  • Complete the application form in full

Application process and required documents:

  • Applications can be submitted in German or English (Application form)
  • Reasons for an application (Letter of motivation)
  • Abstract (short description of your oral presentation/talk, poster etc.)
  • Amount of the conference fee and estimated costs
  • Duration of the event
  • Official confirmation of attendance

Application Deadline:

You can apply for a travel grant for conference participations until 31th August 2019.

How to

Please submit your complete application as PDF file via email until the respective deadline
to koordination-lfv(at)atb-potsdam.de. If you travelled before the deadline, the LRA may approve your project retroactively.