Presentations and Conferences

Participation in conferences, workshops, summer schools or research presentations at other research institutions is in general supported by BiGSEM up to an annual limit per student. To apply for financial support, it is expected that the applicant first tries to get funding from external sources. Options to obtain support for travel expenses from third parties are listed below. 

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Prerequisite: Doctoral student or postdoc
Funding: Traveling lump sum, subsidy of conference fees, lump sum of the research stay
Application Deadline: It differs whether you are going to participate in...

  • a lecture trip, i.e. you are invited to hold a presentation. Deadline for submitting is at least one month before the frist day of your trip.
  • in a congress (your own initiative instead of an invitation). Deadline is at least four month before the first day of your trip.

More detailed information is provided here.

Verein für Socialpolitik

Prerequisite: Membership of the Verein für Socialpolitik at the reduced annual fee for students
Funding: Subsidy of 500 € for presentations at prestigious international conferences
Application Deadline: 31st of October 
More detailed information is provided here.


Guidance for Application

For further information or if there is any need for guidance to apply for a fellowship, please feel free to contact:

BIGSEM Coordination

Phone: ++49.521.106-4865
Office: V8-145, main building


BiGSEM Workshop

The 13th BiGSEM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory took place at Bielefeld University earlier this week. The annual event is entirely organized by doctoral students for doctoral students. Out of a pool of applications, sixteen speakers where invited to talk about their research in various fields of theoretical economics. All of these talks took place in the plenary hall of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research amidst the green of the Teutoburg Forest. Afterwards, everybody returned home with new ideas and concepts. Pictures

Serhat Gezer

Serhat Gezer successfully defended his thesis on "Dynamic and Strategic Analysis of Innovations"



BiGSEM student Serhat Gezer will defend his doctoral thesis. It will take place in U3-140 at 2 pm on Friday November 23.

New visiting PhD student

Elena Iakimova from University of Calabria (IT) is taking part in BiGSEM as a visiting student in the time from 01/10/2018 to 28/02/2019. Her research interests are mainly focused on energy resources.


BiGSEM happily welcomes ExSIDE students

BiGSEM happily welcomes three second year ExSIDE doctoral students who are now doing their research in BiGSEM during the academic year 2018/19:

Ms. Fen Li
Mr. Thanh Son Pham
Mr. Severin Reissl

We wish our new students a good start and much success with their academic program!