Remote Collaboration Program

The program is not open for applications.

Since opportunities for international scientific exchange are still 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 strengthen 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 measures applied for must support remote collaboration (e. g. travel costs to visit a collaboration partner will not be covered). 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.

On our website you will find more sponsors who financially support international collaboration:

▶ for doctoral researchers

▶ for postdocs



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



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Information for applicants

The program is not open for applications.

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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.


Other KHYS programs supporting international collaboration




Tel. +49 (0)721 608-41922

E-Mail: ▶ collaboration∂


Person in charge: ▶ Andreas Hahmann





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Research Travel Grant

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Networking Grant

Establish new contacts abroad (for KIT doctoral researchers)