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International Scholars & Welcome Office (IScO)
Dr. Petra Roth
Director

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Adenauerring 8
D-76131 Karlsruhe

Campus South
Building 50.25

Phone +49 721 608-48349
Fax +49 721 608-45326
E-Mail:  scholarBoa5∂intl kit edu

IScO Service Office Campus North

Building 141
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

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Welcome! Herzlich Willkommen!

The International Scholars & Welcome Office is your starting point when planning a research stay at KIT as foreign guest scientist, lecturer, doctoral candidate, or a post-doctoral researcher.

 

On the following websites we will provide you with all relevant information related to your upcoming stay.

 

Please contact IScO at your earliest convenience so that we can offer a personalized and comprehensive guidance to you.


Latest News

Canon Foundation
Canon Foundation - Research Fellowships to Japan

Annually, the Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Fellowships to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers in all fields of research. European Fellows are expected to pursue a period of research in Japan whereas Japanese Fellows are expected to do their research in Europe.
Canon Foundation Fellowships are for a minimum period of three months up to maximum of one year for researchers who have obtained at least their Master's degree.
Application deadline: 15 September
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KIT holt herausragenden Experimentalphysiker nach Deutschland zurück
KIT holt herausragenden Experimentalphysiker nach Deutschland zurück Deutschlands höchstdotierter Preis für Forscher aus dem Ausland, die Alexander von Humboldt-Professur, ging am 3. Mai in Berlin an Professor Wolfgang Wernsdorfer. Der Begründer der molekularen Spin-Elektronik kehrt nun von Frankreich nach Deutschland zurück: Ab 1. Juni 2016 wird Wernsdorfer am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) an der Entwicklung künftiger Quantencomputer forschen. Den Forschungspreis, dotiert mit einem Preisgeld von fünf Millionen Euro, überreichten die Staatssekretärin im Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung Cornelia Quennet-Thielen und der Präsident der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Professor Helmut Schwarz. Mehr
Humboldtianer
Lecture "Resilience assessment for the road networks under the earthquake and landslide risks" On May 12th we will be hosting our Humboldt-Regional-Group Karlsruhe-Pforzheim e.V. lecture held by Professor Dr. H. Sebnem Düzgün who has a Humboldt Georg Forster Fellowship for experienced researchers and is a Professor at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, Department of Mining Engineering.
Date & Time: May 12th at 7:00 pm
Venue: "Zum kleinen Ketterer”, Adlerstr. 34, 76133 Karlsruhe
After the lecture there will be an opportunity to join our informal dinner and network in a multi-disciplinary environment. This lecture is open to everybody who is interested in this topic.
Please register via mail.
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NIST
Seminar "A New Generation of Detectors for Laser Radiometry at NIST" Dr. John H. Lehman from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), who has been awarded multiple times, will be giving a seminar on the topic "A new generation of detectors for laser radiometry at NIST".
Monday, 25.04.2016, 11am

Campus North, ANKA seminar room

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IdeaHub Nordbaden
IdeaHub Nordbaden Der GEC (German Entrepreneurship Circle) der Alumni der Studienstiftung e.V. und die Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes veranstalten gemeinsam vom 22.-24. April ein Start-up Wochenende in Karlsruhe am KIT: den IdeaHub Nordbaden – Von der Idee zum Geschäftsmodell!
Ein Wochenende arbeitet Ihr gemeinsam in interdisziplinären Teams an neuen Ideen für zukünftige Produkte bzw. Dienstleistungen und neue Unternehmen. Begleitet und unterstützt werdet Ihr dabei von erfahrenen Mentoren. Offen für alle Studenten, Doktoranden und Post-Docs am KIT, Eigenbeitrag für Stipendiaten der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes beträgt €35, der für Nicht-Stipendiaten €140. Flyer


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GSO
Leadership Academy der German Scholars Organization Die GSO möchte exzellente deutschsprachige Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler aller Fachrichtungen, die im Ausland leben und arbeiten und vor dem nächsten Karriereschritt stehen, dabei unterstützen, sich persönlich und professionell systematisch weiterzuentwickeln. Vergabe von max. 25 Vollstipendien. Bewerbungsfrist 20. April.
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KIT Gründerschmiede
Entrepreneurship for Researchers Spring School April 4th - 6th, 2016

Organized by KIT Institute for Entrepreneurship, Technology-Management and Innovation (EnTechnon), the school is designed for all researchers (scientists, PhD candidates), predominantly of engineering and natural sciences, from KIT and external institutes. The goal of the school is to learn how to develop potential business ideas, based on technology and research findings and to train the skills which are needed to start and run an own business sustainably.

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2 Humboldt fellows at once join FLUTE at KIT
There and back again: Two Humboldt Fellows at Once join FLUTE at KIT Gudrun Niehues and Stefan Funkner joined the department of Erik Bründermann and the new FLUTE facility for their research projects as Fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Link_more
MWK
Scholarship program for a research stay for outstanding nanotechnology researchers from China

The Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg is awarding scholarships for the year 2016 (continuation is planned) for master's students, PhD students, Postdocs and professors from China with Chinese citizenship, preferably from Shanghai, for a research stay of two to six months, in justified cases to be extended up to 12 months, at a Baden-Württemberg university.

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MWK
Forschungsaufenthalt für anwendungsorientierte Biowissenschaftler und Biotechnologen in Shanghai und Jiangsu Das MWK vergibt für 2016 Stipendien an Masterstudierende, Doktoranden oder Postdocs deutscher Staatsangehörigkeit an baden-württembergischen Hochschulen für einen Aufenthalt von 4-6 Monaten an einer Universität, einem Institut der Chinesischen Akademie der Wissenschaften oder in einem Industrieunternehmen, vorzugsweise in Shanghai oder Jiangsu. Bewerbungen für Industriepraktika von vier bis sechs Monaten im Rahmen von Studiengängen baden-württembergischer Hochschulen sind ebenfalls möglich.
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Phillip Schwartz-Initiative
Philipp Schwartz Initiative

Fellowships for threatened foreign researchers for a period of 24 months

Who is eligible for a Philipp Schwartz fellowship?

Postdoctoral researchers in any academic field who
- have completed their PhD
- have not been resident outside their own country for more than three years
- are demonstrably threatened in their own country


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PRIME
PRIME

Mit Co-Finanzierung des Marie Curie-Programms der Europäischen Union bietet der DAAD das Postdoktoranden-Förderangebot, „Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience“ (P.R.I.M.E) an, das Stellen für hochqualifizierte Nachwuchswissenschaftler aller Nationalitäten und Fächer vorsieht. Die Förderung umfasst eine 12-monatige Auslandsphase und eine sechsmonatige Integrationsphase an einer deutschen Hochschule, an der die Geförderten über den gesamten Förderzeitraum als Postdoktoranden angestellt sind. Bewerbungsfrist 1. Februar 2016
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JSPS
JSPS: Postdoctoral Fellowships A Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship aims at providing opportunities for researchers to pursue collaborative research with an academic host at a Japanese universities or research institutes.
JSPS offers two different funding lines for highly-qualified post-doctoral researchers from Germany who have completed their promotion in the last six years for a stay in Japan: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Short-Term (6-12 months) or JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Standard (12-24 months).
IScO Contacts: Petra Roth, Oliver Kaas
Deadline 31th March 2016 Link_more
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New aid programme for persecuted researchers - Presentation of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative on 30 October in Berlin

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Federal Foreign Office are jointly planning a new programme to support researchers who are threatened by war and persecution in their own countries and are seeking sanctuary in Germany: the Philipp Schwartz Initiative will provide German universities and research institutions with the means to host foreign researchers for a period of two to three years so that they can continue their work. In 2016 and 2017 respectively, approximately 20 researchers should benefit in this way.

Link to complete press release

Contact at KIT Frau Dr. Roth

Start your career!
Start your career in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion
Insights and practical guidance for international (soon to be) graduates

You are an international student, intern or doctoral candidate who is about to graduate soon? Or are a postdoctoral researcher and you would like to start a career as a young professional in the German labor market?
Then visit our seminar specially tailored to the needs of future international KIT graduates to offer you an insight into the German labor market. You can also register for individual counseling.
November 17th, 6pm, KIT Campus South


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Event Humboldt- Regionalgruppe Karlsruhe – Pforzheim e.V.

 November 5th, 2015 at 7:00 pm:

"Fuel cells for clean energy", lecture by Professor Aimy Bazylak , PhD, PEng, Canada Research Chair in Thermofluidics for Clean Energy at the University of Toronto, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Associate Director, NSERC CREATE Program in DGRC

Venue: "Kaminzimmer of the Heinrich-Hertz Lecturers' Guest House

Please register with oliver.kaas@kit.edu

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Wolfgang Wernsdorfer
KIT receives Humboldt Professorship for top physicist Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) brings an internationally renowned experimental physicist to Germany: Wolfgang Wernsdorfer was selected for a Humboldt Professorship. With this award, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards worldwide leading scientists previously working abroad. With a prize money of up to five million euros, this is Germany's highest research prize with an international focus. Wernsdorfer, a renowned expert on nanomagnets will further develop groundbreaking research at the KIT Physics Institute. The Humboldt Professorship will be awarded in May 2016 in Berlin More (German language)
Call for PhD Positions - CSC Scholarship The Institute of Applied Physics at the KIT is looking for Ph.D. candidates in quantitative optical microscopy development and application or in biomarker and nanostructure/ nanoparticle development to support their research in the field of Optics and Photonics, Fluorescence Imaging and Biophysics.
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Hong Kong
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme The Research Grants Council of Hong Kong is launching the 7th round of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, rewarding more than 230 fellows. It aims to attract top international students to pursue PhD studies in Hong Kong’s world-class research institutions. It contains a monthly stipend and a travel allowance for a period of three years.
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Poster
Kontakt: Jie Han
Tomsk Polytechnic University
Postdoctoral Fellow Position Tomsk Polytechnic University invites Young Researchers (under the age of 35) for a Postdoctoral Fellow position. The candidate will be involved in experimental research in Computational Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Material Science Engineering, Physics, Engineering Geology and Simulations of Physical-Chemical Processes. The working language is English/Russian.
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KIT Doktorandentage
KIT PhD Days 2015 From Tuesday, September 29, to Friday, October 2, 2015, KIT will hold its second PhD Days and therefore cordially invites all doctoral researchers at KIT as well as all students interested in doing a PhD to attend this event. The event will offer a large number of presentations and workshops about the various aspects of doing a PhD at KIT. The KIT PhD Days will be officially opened on Tuesday afternoon with a panel discussion on Publish or Perish – Sinnvoll promovieren?.
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Duo
DUO German Courses Scholarships supported by DAAD-STIBET IScO is offering interested persons at the KIT licenses for a DUO German language course as scholarships supported by DAAD-STIBET funds. Apply now, giving your current position at KIT, your CV and a motivation letter!

German courses by DUO are offered on every level of proficiency. You learn everything you need for your stay in Germany in the courses: you hear a lot about your studies, you get to know the country and the people, you learn special languages and gain expert knowledge. Contact person: Oliver Kaas

After a successful application to IScO, further steps are undertaken in cooperation with the Studienkolleg. Your contact / online tutor will be an experienced member of their staff. Correspondence course assignments are mandatory and your learning progress will be evaluated.

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Georg Forster Research Award

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is granting up to six Georg Forster Research Awards annually.

The Georg Forster Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics of all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond and who are expected to continue developing research-based solutions to the specific challenges facing transition and developing countries.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation particularly encourages the nomination of qualified female researchers.

The award amount totals €60,000. In Germany, research awards are generally exempt from income tax under German tax law.

More information and how to apply

Marie Curie Actions
MSC Fellows in Israel, Poland and Romania

In the framework of MSCA IF 2015 several universities in Israel, Collegium Civitas and University of Silesia in Poland and Valahia University of Târgovişte in Romania express their interest to host Marie S. Curie fellows.

- Overview of hosting universities in Israel
- Poland, Collegium Civitas
- The University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland (Particle Physics)
- Romania, Valahia University of Târgovişte

 

 
Nanyang Business School
PhD Programme in Nanyang Business School The Nanyang Business School in Singapore has a PhD programme committed to nurturing future academics, researchs and thought leaders in business and welcomes ambitious men and women who want to graduate with a PhD Programme from a top business school located in Asia. More
Bust of Kenjiro Takayanagi, who transmitted the katakana letter ? by all-electronic means with Braun’s cathode ray tube (Braunsche Röhre). The bust is located in front of the Research Institute of Electronics (RIE) at the Hamamatsu Campus of Shizuoka Univ
Cooperating with Japan

KIT-IPS/ANKA - Shizuoka University
Dr. Erik Bründermann, Humboldt Fellow and head of the Accelerator Research department at IPS of the ANKA Synchrotron Radiation Facility has recently been elected as "Honorable Guest Professor of Shizuoka University" for the fourth time in a row. KIT and Shizuoka University are both home of an IEEE Milestone!
Currently the researchers at Shizuoka University and KIT-IPS cooperate to develop terahertz cameras for imaging that use near-field effects.
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DFG
DFG Increases Research Fellowship Amounts for Recent Postdoctoral Researchers The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is increasing its research fellowships for recent postdoctoral researchers conducting their first research projects abroad to offer them better opportunities in international competition. The increase with retroactive effect from 1 January 2015 means that fellowship holders will now get a basic monthly sum of 1,750 euros and a monthly fixed allowance for direct project costs of 250 euros.
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Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
Humboldt Research Award Professor Sharvan Kumar, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA, has made sustained, significant contributions, through research and education in the field of physical metallurgy, to enhance our understanding of the fundamentals of deformation response of metals, alloys and intermetallic compounds intended for current and future technological applications. Through this Humboldt Award, he will collaborate with scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung in Düsseldorf to examine the mechanical behavior of Iron aluminides, High strength Steels and High Entropy Alloys.
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How to apply for a DAAD scholarship extension

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst
German Academic Exchange Service

If you wish to apply for an extension, please submit your application via the DAAD portal
where you registered and through which you communicate with the DAAD.
The deadlines for applications in the portal are as follows:
· by 30 April at the latest for scholarship holders whose scholarship ends between July
and February
(scholarship holders studying music must apply for an extension by 15
March at the latest).
· by 15 November at the latest for scholarship holders from all disciplines whose
scholarships end between March and June
.
Please note that technical support for users of the DAAD portal is available only on
weekdays (not at weekends and not on German public holidays). 

 

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Karlsruher Stadtgeburtstag 2015
I'll show you my Karlsruhe! The project 'I’ll show you my Karlsruhe' is available as part of this year's celebrations of Karlsruhe's 300th birthday and offers the possibility of international exchange and intercultural encounters. International new residents and guests can get to know and experience their new city in a special way: by joining outings with citizens of Karlsruhe, who like to show them their favorite places in the fan-shaped city. Mehr
 
KIT meets
„KIT meets…“ Within the Research-Alumni-Initiative the International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) offers scientists the possibility to invite former and current international researchers of the KIT (research alumni and future research alumni) to networking events, e.g. a dinner or a drinks reception, alongside international conferences / specialist conferences / symposia.

Applications may be submitted any time until December 20, 2015.
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Forschungsaufenthalt für anwendungsorientierte Biowissenschaftler(innen) und Biotechnolog(inn)en in Shanghai und Jiangsu/China

Das Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg vergibt für
2015 (Fortsetzung geplant) Stipendien an Masterstudierende, Doktoranden oder Postdocs
deutscher Staatsangehörigkeit an baden-württembergischen Hochschulen für einen Aufenthalt
von drei bis sechs Monaten an einer Universität, einem Institut der Chinesischen Akademie
der Wissenschaften oder in einem Industrieunternehmen, vorzugsweise in Shanghai oder Jiangsu.
Bewerbungen für Industriepraktika von drei bis sechs Monaten im Rahmen von Studiengängen
baden-württembergischer Hochschulen sind ebenfalls möglich. Ziel des Programms
ist es, deutsche Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler aus den Arbeitsbereichen
Biologie/Biochemie/Bioengineering/Biophysik/Biomedizin zu einer nachhaltigen Beschäftigung
mit den Potenzialen der Wirtschafts- und Technologie-Nation China zu stimulieren. 

 

Ansprechpartner Herr Professor Dr. Schmid

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Scholarship program for a research stay for outstanding nanotechnology researchers from China

 

The Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg is awarding scholarships for the year 2015 (continuation is planned)  for master's students, PhD students, Postdocs and professors from China with Chinese citizenship, preferably from Shanghai, for a research stay of two to six months, in justified cases to be extended up to 12 months, at a Baden-Württemberg university.

Contact Person at KIT

Hartmut Speck

Further information (German language)

 

 
Bridge Fellowship Program der Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Das Programm ist ein Wiedereinladungsprogramm - antragsberechtigt sind ausschließlich die Mitglieder einer Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Alumni-Vereinigung. 

Die BRIDGE Fellowship ist offen für alle Fachgebiete, gefördert wird ein einmaliger Japanaufenthalt von 14 bis 45 Tagen, der zwischen 1.7.2015 und 31.03.2016 angetreten werden muss. Leistungen umfassen voraussichtlich Hin- und Rückflug, Stipendium i.H. v. 15.000 Yen am Tag, Reisekosten innerhalb Japans (max. 150.000 Yen), Reiseunfall- & Auslandskrankenversicherung. Der Gastgeber in Japan erhält einen Zuschuss von 50.000 Yen.

 Ehemalige Stipendiaten, die noch kein Mitglied sind, müssen zunächst einer Alumni-Vereinigung beitreten. Ansprechpartner für Anträge aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum ist die Deutsche Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V.

Ansprechpartnerin Dr. Meike Albers 0228/375050

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) among winners of the competition "Research Alumni Strategies" 2014

(2014/07/07) The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of the winners in the competition "Research Alumni Strategies" 2014 with its idea of the project for the integration of former international visiting scholars in its culture of innovation. Research Alumni would act as ambassadors of the KIT worldwide. They can benefit from special offers and privileged access to the knowledge network of the KIT.

 

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DAAD
Find and apply for DAAD scholarship

(2014/04/08) Scholarships for study, research or teaching abroad. International research in information technology (FITweltweit) - postdoc at ICSI (Berkeley, USA) and the NII (Tokyo, Japan)

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