Networking Grant

The next call for application presumably in autumn 2024. 

Are you a doctoral researcher at KIT and do you want to independently establish new important or beneficial international contacts in order to extend your personal network? KHYS offers you extensive assistance and financial support with a travel subsidy of up to EUR 1,500 from the moment you got the idea right through to your initial approach.

With the Networking Grant you can travel abroad for up to two weeks to visit a researcher or working group renowned in your area of expertise and in relation to your doctoral research project. You can split the funding and visit up to two contacts (each for maximum two weeks). There are many ways to realize your ideas in the framework of the Networking Grant. For example you could use the grant to prepare and plan a longer research period abroad with the ▶ KHYS Research Travel Grant. The main condition is that the contact must be a new one for you and your research group. Especially those applicants, who have not had the chance to gain international experience yet, will benefit most of this program and the accompanying workshop.

For more information, please click on the links in the tiles below. In addition, you can download PDF files with the ▶ current call for applications and the ▶ FAQ in German or ▶ FAQ in English.

On our website you will find other sponsors who financially support stays abroad.


At a Glance


Target Group: KIT doctoral researchers


Supported Activities: Stay(s) abroad with up to two different new and international contacts for up to two weeks per contact.


Scope of Funding:

  • Up to EUR 1,500 for travel and accommodation costs

  • Kick-off workshop "Strategies for Establishing International Contacts" (participation is mandatory to claim the funding)


Note that the Networking Grant does not support research stays with existing contacts or conference visits.


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Call for Application

The next call for application presumably in autumn 2024. 

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KHYS internationalization & networking programs for doctoral researchers.





Tel. +49 (0)721 608-46201

E-Mail: ▶ networkinggrant∂


Person in charge: ▶ Denisa Kičmerová