Doctoral researchers, employed by Ruhr University Bochum, seldom have the chance to go abroad, since their official duties prevent them from leaving the university for too long. In order to enable you to have a research stay or field study nonetheless, Research School PLUS offers additional support, that provides basic funding, while your contract is suspended without pay.
The additional support is a monthly grant of 800 € regardless of your destination. Costs for accommodation, travel and conferences are reimbursed separately and indicated within the IRB or PR.INT application.
The funding is meant to cover living expenses and insurance during your stay, as well as daily costs at home (rent, utilities, etc.).
If you are employed at RUB, you can apply for additional support, but only in combination with an IRB or PR.INT application (project types: field research, research stay, package application, or other).
There is no form sheet for additional support. Applicants have to contact the CCO before applying, in order to check their eligibility. The application must be written and signed by both the doctoral researcher who applies for additional support, and their first supervisor. Please explain your type of work contract and state why it is not possible to take your work with you on your stay. Send the application including a copy of the contract to Sarah Gemicioglu, FNO 01/146. The deadline is equivalent to the accompanying PR.INT or IRB application.