Conference Subsidy Program

Conference Subsidy Programme 2017



The Verein für Socialpolitik promotes an international presence of young scientists with a subsidy of 500 € for presentations at prestigious international conferences.  The lecture subsidies have been financed by donations provided by the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank and the Schweizerische Nationalbank. The lecture subsidies are allocated once a year, always in November, and a commitment for a subsidy is not possible before that date. 

To be eligible to receive a subsidy, you must meet the following conditions:


  1. You must fulfill the eligibility requirements listed below.
  2. You must submit an application.
  3. Your application must be approved.


1. Eligibility for subsidies


To be eligible, the following criteria must be met:


  1. The applicant has been a member of the Verein für Socialpolitik for at least a year at the time of the application and has paid the membership fee for this year.
  2. The applicant meets the requirements to pay the reduced fee.
  3. The programme is for members of the Verein für Socialpolitik  that work or are enrolled at an academic institution in Germany, Austria or Switzerland as a doctoral student, a post doc or pursue a habilitation.
  4. A lecture was given this year at an international conference.
  5. In the current year, the applicant has not received any other lecture subsidy from the Verein für Socialpolitik yet.
  6. One author can receive funds only once for the presentation of a paper. If the same author presents another paper, this paper presentation is separately eligible for funding, if the presentation does not take place at the same conference. Presentations of the same paper by a co-author are also separately eligible for funding.


2. Application Procedure


The complete application for a lecture subsidy is to be received in the office of the Verein für Socialpolitik up to the 31st of October of the year in which the lecture is held.

The decisive factor here is the date of receipt of the completed application. However, if the conference will take place after October 31st, the application may be submitted in the following year.


In order for the application to be processed, the following documentation must be complete and submitted together:

  • The completed application form;
  • The complete script of the proposed presentation; and
  • A confirmation that the lecture was actually held (e.g. copy of the invitation or program on which the lecture is confirmed and signed by the session chair)


Please note that only complete applications will be considered.


3. Approval Process


The following conferences are supported in 2017:

  • Academy of Management - Annual Meeting
  • American Economic Association - Annual Meeting
  • American Finance Association - Annual Meeting
  • Econometric Society - European Winter and Summer Meetings
  • Econometric Society - North American Winter and Summer Meetings
  • European Academy of Management - Annual Meeting
  • European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists - Annual Meeting
  • European Association of Labor Economists - Annual Meeting
  • European Association of Research in Industrial Economics - Annual Meeting
  • European Economic Association - Annual Meeting
  • European Finance Association - Annual Meeting
  • European Public Choice Society - Annual Meeting
  • European Society for Population Economics - Annual Meeting
  • International Institute of Public Finance - Annual Meeting
  • NBER Summer Institute
  • Royal Economic Society - Annual Meeting
  • Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory - Annual Conference
  • Society for Economic Dynamics - Annual Meeting
  • Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) - Annual Meeting
  • Urban Economics Association - North American Meeting



In those years when the World Congress of the Econometric Society takes place (every five years, 2020 the next time), presentations there can be funded as well.


If insufficient funding is available for all applicants, the beneficiaries of the subsidy will be decided by a lottery.

Applications must be submitted via e-mail to:

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