Internationalization Fund

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Call for Internationalization Fund 2023 (Remaining funds)

Internationality has been one of the guiding goals of the University of Bremen since its founding in 1971. Today, it is a globally visible and networked university that strives to provide its students with a global perspective in diverse internationally oriented study programs and to offer researchers from all over the world ideal conditions for excellent research and teaching.

Purpose of funding

In order to enable the university's researchers to pursue more extensive projects in the spirit of internationalization, the Rectorate provides additional funds each year through an Internationalization Fund.
Funding is provided exclusively for projects that are suitable for providing impetus for longer-term internationalization projects in teaching, research and transfer. The measures must be expected to have sustainable effects that go beyond the one-time activity and must be described in detail in the application.

The submission of interdisciplinary, cross-departmental project ideas is particularly welcomed. An integration of the strategic partnerships and networks (YUFE and YERUN) of the University of Bremen and a reference to sustainability topics will be given special consideration.

The funding rates in the individual funding lines are based on the DAAD/DFG rates and are presented in a separate guideline (funding rates, eligible expenses, details on the funding lines).

For advice and further inquiries, please contact the International Office.

Possible funding formats are:

  • Stimulus for international cooperation projects (preparatory trips, coordination meetings, kick-off workshops,
  • Invitations of visiting scholars for short-term stays to participate in the teaching process
  • Projects for the internationalization of teaching including virtual projects (international short-term programs, student excursions, SHK support for international teaching projects, integrated courses with international partners, tasks within the framework of international doctoral projects, etc.).

Eligible expenses include travel and accommodation costs, material resources, organizational costs, personnel resources (student assistants). Hospitality costs are not eligible for funding.

Measures for which funds are available from other funding sources (external third-party funding sources including DAAD, EU- ERASMUS, Central Research Funding, YERUN Research Mobility Award, Cardiff Fund, etc.) cannot be funded.

In addition to the regular funding line, a total of 15,000 euros of the Internationalization Fund budget is earmarked for international crisis situations (short-term bridging grants and travel grants for students; travel and subsistence grants for inviting scientists). Applications can be submitted on an ongoing basis, and the grants are awarded according to a separate procedure.


Dr. Marejke Baethge-Assenkamp

SFG, Room 0380
Phone.: +49 421 218-60361
E-Mail: marejke.baethgeprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de


Silke Prangemeier

SFG, Room 0320
Phone: +49-421-218-60364


Online Application Form

Application Process

All university employees with teaching and research responsibilities are eligible to apply.

The applications must state

  • what effects the funding will have on the internationalization of the university,
  • what kind of own contribution is planned by the applying institution,
  • what follow-up activities (further applications for third-party funding, etc.) are planned,
  • how, if necessary, a medium-term continuation is conceivable.

The funds are to be used until the end of the winter semester 2023/24.

After completion of the funding, an informal report is to be submitted by May 31, 2024. In addition, a joint evaluation of the funded measures will take place within the framework of feedback discussions.

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted online only with the following documents by 11.09.2023.

The following documents must be uploaded for this purpose:

  • Project description (max. 3 pages)
  • Financial planning
  • Endorsement of the dean and the internationalization officer.

The selection committee for the evaluation of the applications consists of the Vice President for International Affairs, Academic Qualification, and Diversity and the Director of the International Office and alternately an International Coordinator from a non-applying department.

Contact for queries:
Director of the International Office, Dr. Marejke Baethge-Assenkamp,

Detailed information on the Internationalization Fund