Visiting International Professor Grant
It is our endeavour to foster lasting cooperation in graduate education between Ruhr-Universität and renowned international institutions. The Visiting International Professor Fellowship is awarded to outstanding international researchers contributing to graduate training at RUB by teaching, scientific advice or direct supervision. Research School supports VIP fellows with a travel grant of up to 5,000 € to support their repeated visits to Bochum within a period of 2 years. Reapplications are possible.
Find an overview of our Visiting International Professors and their ongoing cooperation among our Funded Projects examples.
The next call for applications ends on November 15, 2020!
Research School would like to encourage potential RUB hosts to especially nominate female VIPs and gladly refer to RUB as a Family Friendly University.
Research School supports RUB's doctoral researchers by enabling international research and fostering lasting international networks.
The Visiting International Professor Fellowship fosters international networks by supporting multiple visits of outstanding international researchers who wish to contribute to graduate education here at Ruhr-Universität.
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 RUB Research School .
Research School awards a total budget of up to 5,000 Euro to Visiting International Professors to support their multiple visits to Ruhr-Universität. This mobility fund is intended to cover travel and accommodation costs of the international guests.
Please note that the VIP grant can be combined with other funding sources, including other Research School funding lines.
Prospective Visiting International Professors are established researchers that work at international research institutions.
They are nominated by one (or more) RUB supervisors. It is essential that doctoral (and postdoctoral) 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 intend to visit RUB several times within a period of 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-Universität.
It is expected that the VIP participates in some Research School events and has a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of doctoral and postdoctoral research.
Ideally, the VIP should be willing to host doctoral or postdoctoral researchers at their own institution to foster exchange with RUB.
The applications are reviewed by doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from the respective research field of the applicant. The Executive Board eventually decides on the applications.
There are two calls a year.
Next Call #14 ends June 15.
Please note a recent change to our application procedure. We ask you to hand in three different forms:
Take a look at previous Research School PLUS VIPs here.