Remote Collaboration Program
Since opportunities for international scientific exchange are still very limited due to the global pandemic, KHYS has created a flexible tool to realize smaller projects to network internationally independently of current travel restrictions. The aim of the program is to enable young scientists to build up and maintain research networks with universities, industry companies, and other organizations from abroad. Funding within the Remote Collaboration Program can for example cover costs for trainers for moderated digital network meetings, the exchange and shipment of samples, the commissioning of measurements at a collaboration partner, software for networking, or salaries for a student or research assistant (“Hiwi”) in the context of the collaboration. The funding can cover one or several of the above-mentioned activities or any other costs that would benefit the collaboration and that are billable according to the usual institutional and budgetary provisions.1 The maximum sum for each funding package is EUR 3,000.
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At a glance
Target group: KIT doctoral researchers & postdocs2
Supported activities: Remote measures to enable young scientists to build up and strengthen international research networks, e.g. for shipment of samples, software for networking, salaries for a student/ research assistant ("Hiwi")
Scope of funding: Up to EUR 3,000 for expenses in the context of the collaboration
1 The funds are state funds (Landesmittel). They are subject to the state budget regulation (Landeshaushaltsordnung) and the current administrative regulations of the Ministry of Finance on budgetary and economic management. The personnel, budgetary, and cash regulations of the State of Baden-Württemberg are binding.
2 KIT postdocs are early-career researchers and young scientists who have received their doctorates and who are doing research at KIT for a qualification phase that generally takes three years. The postdoctoral phase at KIT can be done directly after the doctorate or after an already completed postdoctoral phase at another university or non-university research institution in Germany or abroad.
3 On our website you can also find overviews of other KHYS offers (▶ for doctoral researchers / ▶ for postdocs) and lists of external funding institutions (▶ for doctoral researchers / ▶ for postdocs) that can financially support internationalization and networking.