Travel grants

Our travel grants are designed to give young people the opportunity to travel in other European countries. They aim at promoting deeper understanding of specific cultural or political aspects of European integration on the ground.

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    Travel grants

    The next call for applications starts in Spring 2018.



Our travel grants

  • The regular travel grant: 550 €
    You decide how you will spend the 550 € on your trip. You will receive 400 € at the beginning of your journey, and the other 150 € after submitting your travel report. The grant holders can decide freely which part of the travel costs will be covered by the grant.
  • Travel grants to Greece
    Together with the Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung we also grant 550 € for journeys to Greece, for people who want to get to know the country and its young people better.
  • The InterRail Global Pass: traveling in 30 European countries
    Additionally, the Schwarzkopf Foundation offers InterRail Global Passes, which young people can use to travel for one month in 30 European countries including Russia and Turkey.

Please note that a travel grant call can limit itself to just one of the grant options.

What should you do while traveling?

For a Schwarzkopf Foundation travel grant, you are free to choose your own travel destination(s) but also have to book the necessary accommodations and plan the whole journey by yourself. It’s important that you are willing to produce a travel report on a question which is relevant on a European level. You should do your research on one of the questions mentioned in the call for applications.
The report can be submitted as an Instagram or Flickr photo story featuring background informations, a video diary, a blog series, or a written report.

How to apply

Fill in the application form that is linked to the call for travel grants. Applications are only accepted via the online system. Before starting to fill it in, please think about a good topic for your research and also consider what kind of documentation you would like to submit (photos, videos, blog posts etc.). The Schwarzkopf Foundation helps its grant holders to further develop their ideas for the travel reports, but still you shouldn’t underestimate this part of your application because it, together with your motivation to do the trip, are important criteria that we take into account when choosing this year’s grantees.
The travel grants don’t cover the travel costs of conferences, language courses or traineeships, but only for travel projects in Europe. You should travel alone, since we don’t issue travel grants to working pairs or groups.

Did not find on this page an answer to what you were looking for? It that case please consult our travel grant FAQ.

Travel Reports

        • Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetAfter the journey, our grantees are requested to submit a detailed report, not only reflecting on their experiences and impressions from their trips, but also explaining how they approached their research topic and what they found out. Here, you can find a selection of past reports.


Please contact Mr. Vincent Herr.