Do you want to travel through Europe to meet new people and understand them better? Are looking for a way to fund your journey? Then you can apply for a Schwarzkopf Foundation Travel Grant 2017. By awarding travel grants, the Schwarzkopf Foundation aims to get youngsters and young adults interested in Europe. Your journey should be motivated by wanting to explore Europe and the will to personally document your travel experience.
The journey should take place in 2017 and shouldn’t start later than September. 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 following questions:
- Education and vocational training in Europe – what can we learn from each other, how can we benefit of each other?
- Digitalisation of education, economy and working life in Europe
- How important are mobility and open borders for me in Europe?
The report can be submitted as a photo report with background information, a video diary, a blog series, or a written report. The journey should last between three and six weeks. For those enrolled in an internship or traineeship programme organizers offer, if needed, to shorten the travel period to two weeks.
- You will receive 550 € for your travel! You decide how you will spend the grant on your journey. 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.
- Everyone between the ages of 18 and 27 permanently residing in one of the 28 EU member states can apply for a travel grant;
- Young people from all backgrounds to are encouraged to apply!
Fill out the application form. Before starting please think about a good topic for your research and also consider what kind of documentation you would like to submit (Photos, Videos, Blog 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 they take into account when choosing this year’s grantees.
Application Deadline: June 15, 2017Application ClosedOfficial link