RUB Research School


The IRB is a grant of 7.500 € that can be used for various kinds of international outgoing activities during the time of your doctorate:

  • research stays at international research institutions
  • field research
  • participation in international conferences, workshops or summer schools

The IRB can be used exclusively for international activities. The budget covers costs for

  • travel
  • accommodation
  • visa costs
  • fees for conferences, summer schools, or workshops

Note that the IRB does not cover material costs, daily allowances (“Tagegelder”), or staff costs.

In case you feel uncertain if your IRB can be used for a certain activity you can always contact us at RUB Research School.

Does the IRB exclude me from applying for other funding of Research School?

No. However, you should spend your IRB first before you apply for a further outgoing funding of Research School. A remaining amount of the IRB would be settled against the funding requested in your application.

If you want to invite an international scientist to the RUB, you can submit a PR.INT application. You can also organize a scientific event at RUB as an IRB grantee and submit an application for PR.INT Event.