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Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)

Straße am Forum 3
76131 Karlsruhe

Tel:  +49 (0)721 608-46185
Fax: +49 (0)721 608-46222

Geb. 30.96
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Current call for applications

Deadlines and dates:

  • The next call will be published in the fall of 2018. The funding period will be January to June 2019.


Application requirements:

  • The application has to be made by a KIT professor, the head of a KIT institute, or by the head of a certified KIT junior research group.
  • The responsible collaboration partner abroad has to be a professor or a senior scientist with respective qualification.
  • The focus of every package has to be on the mobility and networking of doctoral researchers of KIT. Each package has to include Module 3.
  • The doctoral researchers who profit from the short-term stays at the collaboration partner’s organization (Module 3) have to be members of KHYS.
  • In the Letter of Intent, the responsible collaboration partner abroad should make a reference to every module applied for. In addition, he or she should name a person who will serve as a point of contact for the KIT doctoral researchers who will visit their organization within the framework of Module 3 (including contact details). This contact person shall help the doctoral researchers with administrative questions concerning the research stay.


Application documents:

Please send the following documents as a single PDF file in the order listed below to collaborationpackage∂khys.kit.edu. All documents should be in English. Only complete applications sent within the deadline will be taken into consideration. Concerning the annexes A to D you only have to fill in the annex(es) for the module(s) you apply for.


Selection criteria:

  • Compliance with application requirements
  • Added value for KIT doctoral researchers in terms of mobility – please note that applications comprising only a single journey of one doctoral researcher (Module 3) are less likely to be funded than more extensive packages
  • Conclusiveness of description how the cooperation can be further developed with a focus on the mobility of doctoral researchers and – if applicable – be made sustainable (e.g. application for a third-party funded project such as an International Research Training Group)
  • Conclusiveness of depiction of the cooperation’s viability (status quo/desired state)
  • If applicable scope of contribution by the cooperation partner (e.g. financing for further visits by doctoral researchers to KIT)