The international conference on "Revisiting Forms and Forces in Doctoral Education Worldwide" takes place on September 5-6, 2019. It is hosted by the Volkswagen Foundation at Schloss Herrenhausen in Hannover. The focus of the conference is on reviewing the changes in global doctoral education and discussing, enhancing, and disseminating future-oriented advancement of doctoral education and related policies.
I encourage doctoral candidates or junior researchers (max up to 8 years after the doctorate), who feel they can contribute to the debate, to apply for travel grants to this event: https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/sites/default/files/downloads/ECR_call__DocEd2019.pdf
The closing date for submitting an application for travel grants is Friday, January 4, 2018 at 17:00 CET.