Travel Exchange Grant

The Travel Exchange Grant, sponsored by Chemistry Europe, is an initiative fostering collaboration among promising young researchers and leading principal investigators in the European scientific community. This program aims to create impactful connections, facilitate laboratory visits, and promote knowledge exchange, while concurrently advancing Chemistry Europe's visibility among emerging talented chemists.

Chemistry Europe is an association of 16 chemical societies from 15 European Countries. Handled by chemists for chemistry, our role is to evaluate, publish, disseminate, and amplify the scientific excellence of chemistry researchers from around the world. We publish high-impact research on all aspects of chemistry and work from adjacent scientific areas that show chemistry’s role as central science. We provide a scientific platform for original and inspirational work from across the discipline. Our mission is to support our members throughout their careers.


Reinforcing research collaborations and connections, supporting the careers of young talented researchers

Facilitating Collaboration: The primary aim of the Travel Exchange Grant is to create a platform for young, talented researchers to reinforce connections with top-level principal investigators outside their country. The program intends to provide an opportunity for participants to gain exposure to joint research projects by visiting laboratories at the forefront of scientific research.

Professional Development: The initiative aims to equip the next generation with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their scientific careers.

Who can Apply?

The Travel Exchange Grant program is open to applications from researchers who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Experience Level: Applicants must be researchers who are within 2 to 7 years from the date of obtaining their Ph.D. degree.
  • Publication Requirement: Applicants must have published at least one original article during the previous year as a reference author (first, corresponding, or last author) in one of the journals of the Chemistry Europe family.
  • Membership:  Applicants must be members in good standing and regularly registered in one of Chemistry Europe's partner societies.

Alternating rhythm for applications per country

In 2024, with the deadline of May 10, researchers from eight countries are eligible: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands

> Switzerland will be in the 2025 round together with France, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden,
The call for applications will open in Q1/2025.
David Spichiger, SCS