Applicants interested in establishing collaborative scientific relationships with partners abroad may apply for funding for trips abroad, guest visits or for exploratory workshops.
Name of Funding Instrument
Grants to Support the Initiation of International Collaboration
This funding instrument serves to establish collaborative relationships between international partners. Three different modules are available: “Exploratory Workshops”, “Trips Abroad” and “Guest Visits”.
Researchers who have already achieved their doctorates and who are working in the German scientific system may apply. Special rules apply to members of non-university research institutions (see guidelines).
Type and Extent of Funding
If several different modules will be used during a short time frame and doing so will enable cooperation preparations to be made particularly effectively, the modules may be combined. The funding remains available for a maximum of 12 months after the approval date, and the individual collaborative measures must be carried out within this time frame.
Funding is available for the following collaborative measures:
- Trips abroad (max. three months) or guest visits in Germany (max. three month);
- Exploratory workshops.
Where such agreements exist, these measures may also be funded jointly by partner organisations abroad.
Proposals may be submitted at any time.