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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

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Aspirant Grant

Professors at KIT often receive inquiries by graduates from abroad who are interested in doing their doctorate at KIT. In many cases there has been no prior contact with the graduate or his or her working group so how do you know whether the graduate would be a suitable candidate for a doctoral project? This is where the Aspirant Grant comes into play. The grant enables you to meet such aspirants in person and invite them to come to KIT for a period of one month. KHYS will cover the travel and subsistence expenses for the aspirant’s stay. During the visit both parties receive the chance to get to know each other and to discuss the possibility of doing a doctorate at KIT. In addition, the aspirant will get an initial impression of the work environment at KIT. A doctoral researcher of the host institute will serve as a “buddy” to the aspirant and assist him or her with regard to administrative issues or questions concerning working at KIT or living in Karlsruhe. The KIT buddy will thus have the opportunity to increase his or her intercultural competences and profit from international networking. This measure is especially suited for inviting aspirants from regions or institutes where there has been no (personal) contact so far.

For more information please refer to the current call for applications.

In addition a PDF file containing all information is available for printing.


Target group: Professors, heads of institutes at KIT, KIT Associate Fellows, heads of certified KIT junior research groups; graduates from abroad (Bachelor/Master)


Scope of funding:

  • Aspirants travelling to Germany for the grant will be paid a flat-rate travel allowance specified by DAAD according to the country of departure [DAAD list of flat-rate sums (German only)].
  • The aspirant will be paid a flat-rate subsistence allowance of €1,000 for one month.


Please refer to our FAQs for any questions you may have concerning the Aspirant Grant. If you have any further questions please contact Jutta Klein-Hitpaß.


This measure is promoted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.