Bremen International Doctoral Education Action (BremenIDEA) is a funding line for doctoral researchers planning research stays abroad. One- to three-month stays at universities and research institutions abroad are eligible for funding. These must be related to the candidate’s doctoral project. BremenIDEA was originally funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the ipid4all program and has now been consolidated as a CRDF funding line of the University of Bremen. It is targeted at doctoral researchers of all faculties of Bremen University who have been accepted by the respective doctoral committee. The aim is to ensure that funding is distributed evenly and with equal opportunities across all faculties. BremenIDEA contributes to the internationalization of the doctoral phase. Doctoral researchers are given the opportunity to collaborate with international researchers, to present their research to an international audience, and to establish networks and new cooperations. It is therefore essential that the host institution supports the project and is willing to integrate the guest researcher into the activities on site. BremenIDEA scholarships may be grented for travel and accommodation expenses up to a maximum funding amount of 5,000 euros.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Doctoral candidates of the University of Bremen accepted by the doctoral committees.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS? The length and nature of funded research stays by doctoral researchers must be proportionate to the respective doctoral research project. The research stay should be of benefit to the doctoral project by imparting additional qualifications and/or by facilitating collaboration in the respective scientific community. The funding does not serve to extend the planned overall doctoral phase. In addition, the proposal should be feasible and of high quality. In principle, the funding of a stay with external supervisors or reviewers of the doctorate by BremenIDEA is possible. Beyond that the stay must be embedded in a broader working context at the host institution.
CONDITIONS FOR FUNDING: Doctoral researchers can apply for funding for a research stay at a foreign university or research institute of between one and three months. One month is the minimum period of stay at the host institution. The application must contain a list of the required travel and accommodation expenses. Research stays in Germany cannot be funded. Double financing of a stay abroad is generally excluded. If the stay is to be extended beyond the BremenIDEA funding period, a combination with other funds is possible. BremenIDEA offers short-term additional funding for a research stay abroad. This grant does not affect the basic financing of the doctorate. Doctoral candidates can only receive BremenIDEA funding once.
PROCEDURE: After the application deadline, complete applications will be handed over to the Young Researchers Committee of the University of Bremen (NWK). The members of the NWK advise on all applications and issue a recommendation. On this basis, the Vice President Research decides on the funding, taking into account the available resources. A consistent and equal distribution of funds across the faculties is sought.