Theodore von Kármán Fellowship – Incoming Scientists



Susanne Römmer

ERS Administratorin


+49 241 80 20794



Recognized researchers from all over the world have the opportunity to complete a research project at RWTH; stays may vary in duration from one week to several months. Until now, after nine calls, more than roughly 75 proposals have been supported with an entire funding volume of 295,000 euros.

A prerequisite for the approval of a research stay is that two to three RWTH Aachen profesors from different faculties jointly submit a funding request or, in the event of a grant, invite and host the guest. The visiting researcher should be involved in current research work.

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 scientific interest and information of the host institution, including a contact person
  2. Resume of the visiting researcher with the five most important publications
  3. Planned topics/activities during the stay in Aachen
  4. Budget plan – please note that VAT is due for all payments made to visting scholars from outside Germany