Application

A zis grant is aimed at young people of all nationalities. It does not require good school marks or otherwise special education. Your chances are good if you can explain your personal interest and commitment for your research topic.
An own email account and regular internet access are essential for preparing the journey as communication with zis works via email. Only official documents, which includes your application, must be sent by mail.

Your application must contain the following information:

  • The completed zis application form (s.b.)
  • A picture of yourself, signed on the back
  • A reference from a teacher
  • A detailed description of your research topic, which explains why you chose it and possibly your background knowledge on the theme
  • Realistic information on your language abilities and, only if necessary for your research, information on artisan or artistic competences
  • Data on the course and time line of the journey: arrival, departure, stopovers, means of transport (remember: flying s not allowed), information on contacts
  • A first assessment of your travel expenses (which must be within the 600 Euro)
  • Ideas for earning additional money in case the 600 Euro won't suffice
  • Ideas for information search – before and during the journey

Deadline for the application is generally the 15th of February. Not the postmark but the date of entry count.
About one month later applicants get to know if they were short-listed. If so, the first part of the project can start...