Research School PLUS fosters lasting cooperation in graduate education between Ruhr-Universität and other international institutions. The Visiting International Professor Fellowship is awarded to outstanding international scientists, who contribute to graduate training at RUB on a regular basis (by teaching, scientific advice or direct supervision). VIP fellows are supported with a travel grant of up to 12,000 Euro (2x 6,000 €) to support their visits to Bochum.
Find an overview over our Visiting International Professors and their ongoing cooperation among our Best Practice examples.
Please note: The next VIP call will open in the fall of 2017.
Visiting International Professor Grant
Research School PLUS supports doctoral researchers by enabling international research and fostering lasting international networks.
The Visiting International Professor Fellowship fosters international networks by supporting repeated visits of outstanding researchers, who wish to contribute to doctoral research at Ruhr University.
Visiting International Professors provide international expertise and perspective. Of course, they are also nuclei of lasting international cooperation - which in turn can be supported by the other funding lines of Research School PLUS.
Research School PLUS awards a total budget of 12,000 Euro to Visiting International Professors to support their repeated visits to Ruhr University. This mobility fund is intended to cover travel and accommodation costs of the Visiting International Professor.
Please note that the VIP grant can be combined with other funding sources, including other Research School PLUS funding lines.
Prospective Visiting International Professors are established researchers that work at international institutions.
They are nominated by one (or more) supervisors. It is essential that doctoral researchers from the nominating research group, chair or institute express their support through accompanying letters of recommendation illustrating the benefit of the VIPs visits for their research projects and international network.
Visiting International Professors should have an excellent research profile, international visibility and should intend to visit Ruhr University several times within a period of at least two years.
The VIP should engage in sustained collaborative research projects and participate in advanced graduate education and in the supervision of doctoral researchers of Ruhr University.
It is expected that the VIP participates in some Research School events and has a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of doctoral research and supervision.
Ideally, the VIP should be happy to host doctoral researchers at her own institution, in order to foster exchange with RUB.
The Executive Board decides on all applications. If necessary, expert review will be called upon to review an application.
- Application deadline: 15 December 2017
- Decision: January 2018
There is no form sheet for the VIP grant. Please mail the following documents as PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org (these documents still require signatures):
Take a look at previous Research School PLUS VIPs here.