Research Around the World

RUB Research School’s funding lines for international mobility enable RUB’s doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to conduct their individual Research Around the World. We provide you with funding opportunities to gain international experience abroad or on our campus, as we want you to create your own international network as early as possible in your career. This also includes the possibility to invite international researchers. You may apply for multiple grants and we encourage you to combine different funding lines to expand your research experience and network.


Let our “Research Around the World Map” of manifold completed research activities inspire you! Have a look at one of our many “Best Practice Examples” and see what started with one single application and eventually resulted in an astonishing network of researchers.


We are here to help:

  • If you plan traveling with children or looking for family support, we will be glad to support you! Please get in touch with the respective program managers of each funding line.
  • For doctoral students as well as postdocs: if you would like to include a Master’s student in your research activities abroad, please contact Sonja Yeh at inSTUDIES
  • RUB’s Welcome Center for international (young) researchers is looking forward to assisting our incoming guests when it comes to finding accommodation, opening a bank account, or making public authorities visits.

Here is a quick overview of our funding lines. You will find more information by clicking on the three boxes. 

RUB's Doctoral Researchers

RUB's Doctoral Researchers

Your Aim

Funding Line

International research activities, such as research stays, field research, laboratory visits, archive visits, etc.

Project International (PR.INT)

Active participation in conferences, summer schools, or workshops abroad

Only possible as part of PR.INT package

Prize for your individual internationalization concept

International Realization Budget (IRB)

You as a doctoral researcher organizing a conference or event here on campus

PR.INT Event

Inviting guest scientists to RUB

PR.INT

RUB's Postdoctoral Researchers

RUB's Postdoctoral Researchers

Your Aim

Funding Line

Participating in international conferences

International Mobility for Postdocs (IntMOP)

A full scholarship for a postdoc stay abroad of up to nine months right after your doctorate

Gateway Fellowship

Incoming Funding Lines

Incoming Funding Lines

RUB Research School also offers opportunities to expand international research networks by initiating research exchanges and inviting international researchers to our university: 

  • Doctoral researchers from partner institutions can apply together with a potential host at RUB for our PhD-Exchange funding to come to Bochum and become part of your research group for three to six months.
  • Early postdoctoral researchers can join our university for three months to work on research grant proposals (Research Assistantships) or get to know our university during Research Explorer Ruhr, our two-week summer school.
  • For more advanced postdocs who are potential candidates for a position as Junior Group Leader or Junior Professor here at RUB, we offer travel grants to visit our university.
  • With our Visiting International Professor Fellowship, well-established and renowned researchers can repeatedly visit RUB to enhance doctoral and postdoctoral training on-site.


Spread the word and talk to your supervisor about these possibilities! For each of these funding lines, there must be an official host here at RUB. However, the application procedures are different. So please check the provided detailed descriptions for each individual funding line and feel very welcome to get in touch.