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Call for Tenders: Promotion of International Cooperation Projects

Within the framework of its strategic internationalization, the University of Bonn promotes cooperation with researchers in priority countries for international collaboration.

The aim is to initiate and promote international cooperation projects - in particular with partners in priority countries – for international collaboration and to prepare applications for third-party funding for the longer-term implementation of the projects. There is special support for cooperation with strategic partner universities of the University of Bonn.

A. Who can submit an application?

All researchers at the University of Bonn who have completed a doctorate.

B. What is funded?

Funding line A: International fellowships

The invitation of international guest researchers (fellows) from countries listed under C. is funded. Travel and subsistence expenses of the fellows are covered by the funding. The funding consists of a flat-rate travel allowance (depending on the country of origin) plus an accommodation allowance of € 150 per day (for a period of 12 days max).

The aim of the funding is: 

  • the joint preparation or processing of a cooperation project in research or teaching, e.g. also the preparation of an application for a Humboldt Scholarship
  • to give the fellow an opportunity to actively participate in research activities at the University of Bonn, to enrich academic life and to learn from one another
  • to provide an occasion  for the development of cooperation with partner universities and/or priority countries
  • to create lasting links between the fellows and the University of Bonn

The fellow must have commenced the journey by June 30, 2020. Retroactive approval is not possible. 


Funding line B: International workshops for the preparation of a third-party funded cooperation project

Funding is provided for a workshop to be held in Bonn or in one of the countries listed under C. Travel and accommodation expenses for up to three people (either from Bonn or from abroad according to A.) are covered within the scope of the funding. The funding consists of a flat-rate travel allowance (depending on the country of origin) plus an accommodation allowance of € 150 (forup to 5 days per person) and a flat-rate catering allowance of € 500.

The prerequisite for funding is that the applicant plans or prepares an application for third-party funding together with international partners to fund a cooperation project in research and/or teaching. The trip must begin before April 30, 2020. Retroactive approval is precluded.

C. What are the priority countries of the University of Bonn?

According to the enclosed partnership strategy, the priority countries of the University of Bonn include: Australia, France, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands and the US. The strategic partner universities of the University of Bonn are: University of St Andrews (GB), Waseda University Tokyo (JP) and University of Melbourne (AUS).

The strategic internationalization at the University of Bonn focuses especially on cooperation in countries of the “Global South” (see partnership strategy for an explanation of the term). Further countries are selected here that are on an equal footing with the priority countries regarding international cooperation within the framework of this funding program: Ethiopia, Brazil, Ghana, India, Kenya, Colombia, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Peru, Thailand and Vietnam.

Cooperation projects with partners in countries other than those listed above may be funded under this call for proposals only in exceptional cases.

D. What are the selection criteria?

  • Previous cooperation between applicants and cooperation partners
  • Status of the planned or processed cooperation project
  • Prospects for medium-term third-party funding for the joint cooperation project
  • Contribution that the presence of the fellow can make to academic life in Bonn
  • Plausibility of the work schedule for the trip

E. How does the selection process work?

A selection will be made at the beginning of June by a commission chaired by the Vice Rector for International Affairs. Funded projects will be notified as soon as possible.

F. How should the application be structured?

Applications must be submitted to the International Office online via the application form (in German: funding line A or funding line B), by May 15, 2019.

In addition to the form sheet, the following documents are to be uploaded:

  • academic CV of the fellows (funding line A), respectively of the cooperation partners funded (when travelling to Bonn) or involved (when traveling abroad) (funding line B)
  • Statement of the previous contacts and cooperation between the applicant and the cooperation partners, the joint cooperation project, the strategy for long-term project funding and the work schedule for the planned trip (4 pages max.)

Contact

Please address any questions about the funding program to:

International Office
Dr Kai Sicks, Director
Phone: +49 (0)228 73-5950
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