Theodore-von-Kármán-Fellowship – Outgoing Scientists


Research Stays Funded for RWTH Scholars

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Susanne Römmer

ERS Administratorin


+49 241 80 20794



Since 2013, in order to further promote the internationalization of the university, ERS International has enabled RWTH scholars to spend a period of research abroad at a foreign university. in the previous five calls, 49 proposals were funded with a total funding volume of roughly 200,000 euros.

The duration of the stay should be at least one month and cannot be combined with conferences.

The host university is expected to be located in one of the RWTH key partner countries – Japan, China, Russia, USA, Canada, Korea, Brazil, India – although other target countries are possible.

Applications are only accepted once the call has been published and if they are submitted before the deadline. A new funding period is announced through a university-wide call for applications. The next call is expected to be published at the end of 2021.


Required Application Documents

Proposal documents must be submitted as pdf documents and contain the following:

  1. Short cover letter with a description of the scientific interest and information on the host institution, including a contact person
  2. Acceptance letter/invitation by the host institution
  3. CV / Resume, including a list of the most important publications
  4. Planned activities/topics during the research abroad period
  5. Budget plan