Conference Subsidy Programme

Conference Subsidy Programme

The Verein für Socialpolitik promotes an international presence of young scientists with a subsidy of 300 Euros for presentations at prestigious international conferences. The lecture subsidies have been financed by donations provided by the Deutsche Bundesbank and the Schweizerische Nationalbank. The lecture subsidies are allocated mid December, therefore a commitment for a subsidy is not possible before that date.


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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 is a member of the Verein für Socialpolitik.

  2. The applicant meets the requirements to pay the reduced fee.

  3. The paper submitted for the conference subsidy programme has been written at a scientific institution in Germany, Austria or Switzerland and the applicant is mainly affiliated there.

  4. A lecture was given this year at one of the listed international conferences. Poster presentations cannot be supported.

  5. One author can receive funds only once for the presentation of the same paper.

  6. 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.

  7. Presentations of the same paper by a co-author are also separately eligible for funding.

2. Application Procedure

Send the online application form by 31st 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 the application deadline, 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:

  1. the complete script of the proposed presentation

  2. 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 2023 (inclusive virtual conferences). You can also find them in our conference calendar.

  • Academy of Management - Annual Meeting

  • American Accounting Association (AAA) - Annual Meeting

  • American Economic Association (AEA / ASSA) - Annual Meeting

  • American Finance Association (AFA) - Annual Meeting

  • European Assoc. of Environmental and Ressource Economists (EAERE) - Annual Conference

  • European Assoc. of Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE) - Annual Conference

  • Econometric Society (ES) - World Congress

  • Econometric Society (ES) - European Winter Meeting

  • Econometric Society (ES) - North American Winter Meeting

  • Econometric Society (ES) - Africa Meeting

  • Econometric Society (ES) - North America Summer Meeting

  • Econometric Society (ES) - LAMES-LACEA Annual Meeting

  • Econometric Society (ES) - Asia Meeting

  • Econometric Society (ES) - Australasia Meeting

  • Econometric Society (ES) - Asia Meeting of the Econometric Society, East and South-East Asia

  • Econometric Society (ES) - European Summer Meeting

  • European Association of Labor Economists (EALE) - Annual Conference

  • European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) - Annual Conference

  • European Academy of Management (EURAM) - Annual Conference

  • European Accounting Association (EAA) - Annual Congress

  • European Economic Association (EEA) - Annual Congress

  • European Finance Association (EFA) - Annual Meeting

  • European Public Choice Society (EPCS) - Annual Congress

  • International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) - Annual Congress

  • Royal Economic Society (RES) - Annual Conference

  • Society for Economic Dynamics (SED) - Annual Meeting

  • Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics (SIOE) - Annual Conference

  • Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET) - Annual Conference

  • Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) - Annual Meeting

  • Urban Economics Association- North American Meeting

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