RUB Research School

Your Research Career at RUB

Consider Bochum for Your Next Career Step!

There are various ways to put our university on your resumé, no matter if you are a doctoral researcher, an early or advanced postdoc, or even a senior researcher. You can apply for open job positions or work with us on a funding proposal allowing you to conduct research with your own grants.

Our university continuously advertises >>job vacancies for positions across all levels on campus. Find out more about the versatile facets of RUB as an employer.

However, it might be the case that the advertised positions do not fit your research interest. In our experience, it is a very successful way to acquire your own third-party funding with our help. This comes with two positive sides: you can independently conduct the kind of research you are committed to 100% and coming on your own prestigious grant might enable you to get a tenure-track position at RUB.

Our Funding Program for International Researchers

From sponsored short-term visits to a longer-term career at RUB, this is our approach in a nutshell. Our portfolio offers short-term visits from two weeks to six months to let you explore research options, exchange ideas, getting to know each other, and, most importantly, initiate and develop funding proposals. All of them are open to all research fields and all career levels. Cross-disciplinary approaches are explicitly welcome.

Explore our Funding Lines for

Not sure which career level? Check here

How to apply

Take a short tour and take some tips and hints on our application procedure.

Success Stories

Take a look at some of the international guests, who benefited from Research School’s funding program and read about their success stories

General Information & External Funding

Both Research in Germany and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offer comprehensive and convenient overviews on the German academic landscape and funding possiblities, including a scholarship database.


Career Level

Overview of typical career levels on your way to a professorship at RUB

Our Funding Lines

Overview of our funding lines according to career levels

Your contact:

Dr. Jörn Benzinger