Schwarzkopf Travel Grants for Young Europeans

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Our travel scholarships are designed to give young people the opportunity to travel in other European countries. Their intention is to allow journeys commited to studying a specific cultural or political aspect of European integration on the ground.
With its travel grants the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe wants to give young people the opportunity to travel and explore Europe. The Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe offers young people the chance to get to know European neighbours as well as to become aware of current cultural or political developments of the respective country. The report must put the findings in relation to European politics. That means that the impact of a country’s EU membership (or its relation to the EU, in case of non-member-states) on the topic of the report has to be described.
Deadlines for applications are March 1st or September 1st. The Foundation notifies applicants of the result of the selection as soon as possible, not later than four weeks after the respective deadlines.  The German applicants freely choose the country they wish to travel to. The non-German applicants can travel in Germany only. The trip needs to have a specifically defined research topic regarding a current cultural or political development in the context of European integration. It needs to be explained and elaborated in the application. The applicant should also state what methods are envisaged to address the topic (e.g. interviews, etc). A later substantial change of the topic would need to be approved by the Foundation.  The trip has to be planned and carried out solely by the recipient and needs to last a minimum of three and a maximum of six weeks.   Not later than three months after the journey the stipendiary is requested to submit a detailed report of at least 10 DIN A4 pages. The report needs to include an explanation of how the research topic was addressed, the concrete findings and a reflection on the experiences and impressions from the trip. The stipendiary agrees with the publication of the report by the Foundation.  Invoices providing residence in the travel country will have to be enclosed to the report.   Applications and reports must be submitted in German or English.


Citizens of Germany between the ages of eighteen and twenty-six may apply for a trip in an European Country. Young Europeans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-six from other countries than Germany may apply for a travel grant for Germany.


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The travel grant amounts to ‚ā¨ 550 (five hundred and fifty Euros).¬†400 ‚ā¨ will be paid at the beginning of the journey and 150 ‚ā¨ after presenting the report.
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