International Affairs

International Excellence Grants and Fellowships


International collaboration is of high importance in particular in top-level research. Excellence lives on competition and on exchange among the best researchers worldwide. By establishing International Excellence Grants (IEG) with funds granted to the University of Excellence concept “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association I Living the Change,” Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) intends

  • to strengthen its renewal capability and top-level research,
  • to expand its network to strengthen international recruiting, and
  • to support strategic cooperation with international top-level universities and research institutions.


Funding Line 1: International Excellence Fellowships

    postdocotral researchers, experienced researchers, professors

    all countries

    2–4-month research stay at KIT

Procedure and Dates 2021

  Nomination Deadline Announcement of Results Start of the Stay from  Start of the Stay (ideally) until
Second Funding Period 2021 25 February, 2021 approx. Middle of March 2021 15 April, 2021 1 September, 2021


For more information and forms, please have a look here

Elena Pfeifer
Coordinator International Excellence Awards and Fellowships

+49 721 608-45320elena pfeiferTrt0∂kit edu

International Scholars & Welcome Office
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Campus South, Building 50.25, Room 102
Adenauerring 8
76131 Karlsruhe