Scholarship program

Scholarship program of the GDCh Division of Analytical Chemistry

The Division of Analytical Chemistry of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) supports the activities of young scientists with various scholarship opportunities. In this way, younger members of the specialist group should be able to obtain financial support for actively attending national and international Conferences, seminars or workshops through travel grants as part of their training. General conditions:


  • Target group: Students during their bachelor's and master's thesis, doctoral candidates, postdocs without a permanent position
  • Prerequisite: active participation in the event, ie presentation of a lecture or poster on a topic in analytical chemistry.
  • Promotion of participation in one international or two national Conferences per person per year
  • All events and contributions should have a clear reference to analytical chemistry!

1. Conference grants for selected events

Active participation in selected events (e.g. ANAKON, analytica conference, European Chemistry Congress) is particularly encouraged by the Division of Analytical Chemistry by awarding individually advertised scholarships.

ESEAC 2024 (July 23-26, 2024; Ulm)

The Division - together with the Working Group Chemo- and Biosensors - awards three travel scholarships of a maximum of 500 euros to younger specialist group members (see above) who actively participate in ESEAC 2024. Scholarships can be applied for by email to Maike Fries (GDCh Office) up to three weeks before the start of the conference using the keyword “ Conference Scholarship ESEAC 2024 ”. The complete documents include the following documents:


  • Completed application form,
  • Abstract of the conference contribution (poster/ lecture),
  • Confirmation of acceptance of the conference contribution (poster/ lecture),
  • Proof of registration for the Conference.

2. Conference scholarships for freely selectable events

In addition to the “special scholarships” (see above), the Division of Analytical Chemistry awards a limited number of travel scholarships for active participation in freely selectable analytical Conferences. These can be obtained at any time from Dr. Carina S. Kniep under the keyword “Analytical Chemistry Conference Grant” must be applied for no later than three weeks before the start of the event. Each application contains the following documents:


  • completed application form,
  • short justification with an estimate of the costs for arrival/departure, accommodation and registration,
  • short CV,
  • Abstract of the conference contribution,
  • Confirmation of acceptance of the conference contribution,
  • Proof of registration.

Maximum funding amounts: 250 euros (national Conference), 300 euros (Europe) or 500 euros (outside Europe)

3. ABC publication grant

The Division of Analytical Chemistry and its members benefit both professionally and financially from the success of the journal Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry (ABC).

Young scientists (m/f/d) in analytical chemistry can apply for a scholarship for a stay of at least one month at a research institution abroad. Conversely, the scholarship can also be awarded to young scientists who are working abroad and are planning a stay of at least one month in an analytical working group in Germany.

The aim of the publication grant is to support the completion of a joint publication by the participating research institutions, which must be submitted to the journal ABC for publication no later than six months after the end of the stay. The grantee must be the first author.

500 euros per month, but a maximum of 1000 euros, are granted for the stay in the host institution. If the manuscript is accepted by ABC, a further 1500 euros will be paid after publication.

The application is made by e-mail to Dr. Carina S. Kniep (GDCh Office) enclosing the following documents (summarized in one pdf document):


  • application form,
  • Curriculum vitae, current position with scope,
  • Brief description of the research work planned in the host institution and the preparatory work that has already been carried out, which is to be rounded off, completed or expanded during the guest stay (it must be plausibly explained that it is realistic to submit the manuscript no later than six months after the end of the stay),
  • Abstract of the planned publication with a provisional title and expected co-authors,
  • for doctoral students: a brief supporting statement from the group leader,
  • a brief supporting statement from the host.

Before the grant is approved, the Division Board submits the description of the research content and the abstract to an ABC editor for a professional opinion and assessment of the fit with ABC (see "Aims and Scope"). The ABC editor informs the Division Board of his assessment. The Division Board then decides on the award of the scholarship. All submissions will be treated confidentially.

With the approval of the scholarship, the scholarship recipient undertakes to submit the manuscript to the journal ABC as first author no later than six months after its completion.

The manuscript is submitted via the regular submission system of the journal. Please address the cover letter to Prof. Dr. Günter Gauglitz and include the following sentence: "This submission was supported by the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the German Chemical Society via a scholarship for finalizing a publication in a cooperation project."

The GDCh Office ( Dr. Carina S. Kniep ) must be informed that the manuscript has been submitted and the publication (Link/DOI) has been published.


The Board of the Division supports group excursions as part of the analytical training at universities and technical colleges with a grant of a maximum of 250 euros. The excursions must have a clear reference to analytics.

As the organizer of the excursion, please send your informal applications together with a brief description of the content to the GDCh Office ( M aike Fries ). After approval by the Board of the Division of the analytical chemistry Section , we require the following documents:


  • Brief description of the project
  • Cost overview and proof with original receipts
  • Address of the recipient of the funds
  • Bank details

The amount will be paid after the required documents have been submitted.

The excursion should then be briefly presented in the Mitteilungsblatt of the Division .

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