Schwarzkopf Foundation Travel Grants for Young Europeans 2018

Schwarzkopf Foundation Travel Grants for Young Europeans 2018

Deadline: April 15, 2018

The Schwarzkopf-Stiftung Foundation is offering travel grants to young Europeans who have not been able to travel much internationally. The travel grants are designed to give young people the opportunity to travel in other European countries. They aim at promoting deeper understanding of specific cultural or political aspects of European integration on the ground.

You are adventurous and want to explore Europe? You are interested in getting to know a new country or culture and want to report on it? You are between 18 and 27 years of age and live in one of the 47 countries part of the Council of Europe? You have not been able to travel much internationally so far? A  travel grant of Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe could be a perfect match for you!

Travel Grants Topic

The grants will be on the topic “Future of Europe”. In cooperation with the Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Arbeitgeberverbände (BDA), the Schwarzkopf Foundation awards travel grants worth 600€ to research relevant trends and future developments in Europe. Travelers pick their own topic in regards to one of these questions:

  1. What effects do open borders have on life in Europe?
  2. What opportunities come along with digitalization in the workplace?
  3. Vocational training in Europe – what works well?
  4. What projects support combating climate change in Europe?


  • They explicitly want to sponsor young Europeans, who so far have not traveled abroad only for a short period of time.
  • They are also particularly looking for applicants with a migration background, those living in rural areas, those attending vocational school, and those with a non-university track.
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 27
  • Live in a member state of the Council of Europe.

They want to enable more Europeans to travel. Thus, if you have already traveled much privately or if you have been part of exchange programmes such as ERASMUS+, their travel grants are not for you. You should also not apply, if you are looking for a way to cover international traveling costs for attending a third-party event, such as a conference, a summer school, or other personal plans.


Before starting the form, decide which travel grant you want to apply for (you can only file one application). Read the terms and conditions of that travel grant carefully. Think about your research focus with the bigger topic of the travel grant in mind. Also, prepare ideas regarding the documentation of your research – will you use photos, videos, regular blog posts, or a written report to summarize and analyze your findings?

The Schwarzkopf Foundation supports selected travelers to further develop their ideas and research project. However, you should really give this part of the application some thought, as it is most relevant in the selection process.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Vincent: v.herr(at)

You can apply by filling out this form.

For more information, visit Schwarzkopf Foundation Travel Grants.