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

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 Program

PROMOS funds mobility for students through internships, grants, and study trips. You can find further information about how to apply via the following link: PROMOS

SPRINT - TU Berlin FAPESP cooperation initiation program (Brazil)

Members of TU Berlin can submit joint applications with their partners in Brazil via the SPRINT funding program.

You can find further information about how to apply via the following link: SPRINT

Oxford-Berlin

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

Mel-Ber Partnership Call

Funding is available for selected research partnerships to support cooperation between the University of Melbourne and members of the Berlin University Alliance (BUA).

You can find information about current calls and how to apply via the following link: MEL-BER Partnership

Chorafas Prize

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

You can find further information about how to apply as well as deadlines via the following link:Chorafas Prize

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