Internationality has been one of University of Bremen’s key objectives since its inception in 1971. Today, it has visibility and a network throughout the whole world. It strives to offer diverse internationally-oriented study programs with a global perspective to students and ideal conditions for excellent research and teaching to researchers from around the world.
In order to facilitate projects targeting the internationalization of departments, faculty and other institutions within the university and which contribute to the strategic objectives of the internationalization strategy of the university, the Rectorate has allocated additional funding in the internationalization fund.
Calls will usually be opened in fall for the entire following year. The funding period is from 1.11.17 to 31.12.18.
Depending on the budget, there may be a second application round in the summer semester. For any remaining balances, applications may open at any time during the year.
Applications must pursue the following objectives:
I. SMALL GRANTS (UP TO €2,500 per grant):
Travel expenses (visits from partner universities), grants for events, etc. Projects which can be funded through other programs are excluded (DAAD conference and lecture travels, "Zentrale Forschungsförderung" [Central Research Funding]). Furthermore, the dean has to justify why the funding cannot be paid from the blanket department allocation for the support of internationalization.
II. INDIVIDUAL GRANTS (UP TO €4,000 per grant):
Stays abroad within the scope of research and teaching with a length of stay up to a maximum of 4 weeks, stays abroad in the framework of a bi-national PhD program (provided they are not funded by the DAAD / IPID) and comparable programs.
III. GUEST LECTURESHIP (UP TO a maximum of: 2.000 € per individual grant):
Invitations are to be sent out to international guest researchers with a doctorate, who are enrolled into a foreign higher education institution and introduce an international perspective to the regular teaching operations of the University of Bremen. By means of these short-term lectureships the interdisciplinary range of courses is supposed to be expanded by professional and methodical aspects, as well as foreign languages. Since in Europe the funding of guest lecturerships is enabled by the ERASMUS program, the offering is aimed only at researchers working at non-European higher education institutions. The courses have to contribute to the internationalization of the teaching offer.
IV. PROJECT FUNDING (UP TO €10,000 per grant):
Especially for the funding of projects, thematic priorities can be established yearly, (developed from the objectives and priorities of the internationalization strategy as well as the recommendations of the HRK-Audit, such as "Internationalization of Curricula" or "Strategic Partnerships"). Applications that meet the thematic priorities are preferred (but not exclusively prioritized). For the funding year 2017/18 the following priorities were set:
International visibility through marketing and Alumni
The improvement of our international visibility represents a current working focus within the internationalization. This includes various aspects:
Applications of the faculties in this focal point of support can refer to individual areas but can also be issued as a whole. Examples are informational and marketing campaigns for individual courses of studies, professional events in consultation with a Research Ambassador or the development of a specialist group for Alumni abroad.
Second Focal Point Of Support 2017/18
The development of strategic partnerships needs a financial impetus for its realization. This is laid down explicitly in the support criteria (the measures are supposed to “serve the strategically determined objectives and measures”). However, in regards to the possible expulsion of new strategic partners in the course of the new strategy of internationalization, we see the need to focus on the precise support of individual university partnerships. The partnerships for this intended purpose will be explicitly named in the tendering (the four existing strategic partners as well as the University of Hokkaido and the University of Namibia).
Applications in Strands I and II are unrestricted.
Applications must be submitted exclusively with the documents referred to on this page. Applications must be submitted via the dean's office and require a statement from the internationalization representative regarding the classification of the application in the internationalization of the faculty.
Funding from other programs (in particular the “zentralen Forschungsförderung”) must be excluded. Long-term funding and exchange scholarships are not provided.
Applications must identify a contribution to the department.
Please apply by 30 October, using exclusively this online form, to the Head of the International Office, Dr. Annette Lang: email@example.com.
Please also submit the following documents with the application.
Please provide information, if possible and where appropriate, on the following items:
A selection committee consisting of K, KON3, 14, and two internationalization representatives (one from departments 1-6 and another from departments 7-12, newly appointed every year) develops an award proposal.
The decision is made by the Rector.
A selection committee consisting of K, KON3, 14, and two internationalization representatives (one from departments 1-6 and another from departments 7-12, newly appointed every year) develops an award proposal. The decision is made by the Rector. Applications for up to €1,000 may be accepted outside the application dates for any possible remaining funds. The decision will be made by KON3 / 14 and announced by the awarding committee / rector.
Dr. Annette Lang