Young International Scientists at KIT
Within the framework of the DAAD program IPID4all the Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) has implemented the Internationalization Program “Young International Scientists at KIT” that is promoted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The Internationalization Program includes a wide variety of measures that complement current KHYS Measures.
The Internationalization Program focuses on three objectives:
- Attracting qualified international graduates to doing their doctorate at KIT
- Helping KIT doctoral researchers to increase their intercultural competences
- Establishing sustainable measures to increase the mobility and networking of doctoral researchers by means of fostering international collaborations
Three main measures have been implemented:
- The Aspirant Grant enables KIT professors to invite foreign graduates who are interested in doing their doctorate at KIT to come here for a one-month stay.
- The Internship Grant offers doctoral researchers at KIT the opportunity to supervise a master student from abroad during a three-months internship at KIT.
- The International Collaboration Package aims at sustainably establishing mobility and networking measures for doctoral researchers by intensifying existing international collaboration. The pilot project's target groups are KIT professors, the heads of KIT institutes or heads of certified KIT junior research groups.
A wide range of activities accompanies these measures:
- Refund for participation fees for German courses (the fee refund program will next be offered in the summer semester of 2018)
- Job application training for doctoral researchers from abroad (held in German)
- Workshop "Intercultural Awareness and Sensitive Communication"
- Welcome event for doctoral researchers
- Workshop "Fellows Compass – A course through the German Academic System"