International Affairs
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Funding Opportunities

The following provides an overview of permanent funding offers at TU Berlin for international research and cooperation projects. These include both TU Berlin internal funding programs and external programs, for which we can provide advice. This overview is not exhaustive.

Information about funding for international students can be found under Students.

Funding offers at International Affairs

Traveling to cooperation partners

To help develop new cooperations and strengthen existing ties, you as a professor can apply for grants to cover your travel expenses to partner universities.

Further details are available via the following link: Traveling to Cooperation Partners

Inviting guests

Professors interested in inviting international guests to Technische Universität Berlin can find information about suitable funding options, daily and monthly flat rate payments for living expenses, and details about how to apply via the following link: Inviting Guests.

Seed funding for cooperation with partners in the Global South

Next tender expected 2024. 

Researchers looking to initiate new projects with their partners in the Global South can apply to us for seed funding.

You can find further information about how to apply via the following link: Seed Funding for Cooperation with Partners in the Global South

Erasmus+ cooperation projects

The Erasmus+ program offers a range of funding lines for supporting international cooperation projects. You can find information about these funding lines as well as application procedures at TU Berlin via the following link: Erasmus+ Cooperation Projects

Erasmus+ mobility funding

Erasmus+ funds mobility for students (bachelor's, master's, PhD) and staff to support international collaboration in higher education. There are two funding lines supporting mobility with program countries (KA 131) and mobility with partner countries (KA 171). Program countries include the EU members states as well as the associated countries Iceland, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, and Turkey. Partner countries refers to all other non-EU countries.

Further details are available via the following links: Erasmus+ Mobility with Program Countries (KA131) and Erasmus+ Mobility with Partner Countries (KA 171)

PROMOS: Funding of study trips by the DAAD

The PROMOS program aims at increasing student mobility by providing scholarships for short study trips abroad. It is intended to offer students the opportunity to spend time abroad at destinations otherwise not eligible for funding in any of the TU Berlin's existing exchange or dual degree programs.

Deadline for the second call 2023: August 20, 2023 (The next call will be published in the beginning of 2024).

For more information go to the Promos Excursions infosite.

Applications are open to TU Berlin professors who are planning and carrying out a study trip.

SPRINT - TU Berlin FAPESP cooperation initiation program (Brazil)

Members of TU Berlin may apply for mobility and cooperation initiation funds together with researchers from the state of São Paulo within the framework of the SPRINT funding program. The call is open to researchers from all disciplines. The only requirement is that the Brazilian partners must already be funded by FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation). Approved projects will be funded by TU Berlin and FAPESP with 20,000 € (10,000 EUR each) p. a. over a period of up to two years.

Deadline for the SPRINT I/2023 call is June 26, 2023.

More information on how to apply can be found under the following link:

SPRINT Infopage






The University of Oxford has a partnership with the four member institutions of the Berlin University Alliance (BUA). Innovative scientific cooperation in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, and STEM subjects are funded at institutional level within this partnership.

You can find further information on the website of the BUA: Oxford-Berlin Research Partnership

Chorafas Prize

The Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation annually awards international prizes to doctoral candidates for outstanding research work.

Please find more information about the next round of funding here.

Bench fees

Bench fees can be used to cover certain costs of the hosting academic chair (e.g. for teaching, research, books, office supplies, phone etc.).

A single payment of 51 euros is paid for each month a visiting scholar completes at TU Berlin.

Please note that no funding is available to finance stays for students and doctoral candidates.
It is also not possible to receive a payment if you are already receiving similar funding from another institution such as the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

If you wish to apply, please provide us with the following information:

- Title and name of your visiting scholar

- Home university including country and city

- Length of stay

- Cost center for transferring payments

Contact: Annika Röpke


Database ResearchConnect

"ResearchConnect“ is a comprehensive database for researching national and international third-party funding sources, for their research. Since February 2023 members of TU Berlin have access to "ResearchConnect".