Regional Network PSI Plus

The Regional Network PSI Plus is a network of partners from Baden-Württemberg and Alsace  to provide better support to threatened researchers in the region. Within this cross-border cooperation, the development of long-term perspectives of researchers (e.g. after expiration of funding programs such as Philipp Schwartz scholarships) is to be strengthened.


SAR Germany and further Regional Networks

The PSI Plus Network is one of the regional networks under the umbrella of SAR Germany the German Section of the global Scholars at Risk Network (SAR Network).

SAR Germany , founded in 2016, is composed of German universities, research institutions and science organizations that campaign to support and offer sanctuary to researchers under threat as well as to protect academic freedom. KIT is one of the founding members of SAR Germany.

The partners of the PSI Plus Network offer support to researchers at risk (for contacts see list below). At KIT please contact the International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO).



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The Regional Network PSI Plus at the Philipp Schwartz and Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum 2021

An informal meeting of Regional Network PSI Plus will take place in the course of the Philipp Schwartz and Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum 2021 on Tuesday, April 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Interested researchers, prospective mentors  as well as  colleagues working in administration are very welcome.

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"Research without Borders" – 1st Workshop of the “Regional Network PSI Plus” at KIT

Researchers and non-academic partners from universities and research institutions from the State of Baden-Württemberg and neighboring Alsace in France virtually explored ways to enhance perspectives of at-risk researchers in the post-funding periods, that is after expiry of programs, such as the Philipp Schwartz Fellowships in Germany and the PAUSE program in France.



Network Partners


Institution Contact Person

Universität Freiburg

International Office
Katharina Aly, PSI Projektleitung

Universität Heidelberg

Welcome Center für Internationale Wissenschaftler
Nicole Tsuda, PSI Projektleitung

KIT Karlsruhe

International Scholars and Welcome Office
Petra Roth, PSI Projektleitung
Isabel Eisenmann
Oliver Kaas

Universität Konstanz

Welcome Center

Charlotte Johanna Maria Schröder

Universität Strasbourg

Coordinatrice de la Maison universitaire internationale
Marie Deroche

Vice President for Culture & Science with and for Society
Mathieu Schneider

Universität Stuttgart

Welcome Center für Internationale Forschende
Raphaela Diel

Universität Tübingen

Welcome Center
Kirsten Sonnenschein, PSI Projektleitung
Paula Silvetti

Universität Tübingen, med. Fakultät

Welcome Center
Daniela Neu

Universität Ulm

International Office - Internationale Promovierende
Daniel Kanzleiter, PSI Projektleitung


Workshop „Intercultural Communication" University of Stuttgart  

Friday, February 18, 2022 (in presence or online)

contact: Raphaela Diel (raphaela.diel∂

Informationen for registration will be announced soon. 

Science Compass

Navigation through German Higher Education



University of Tübingen

July 08, 9 am to 5 pm



World Science Café | Special Edition


COVID-19 as Societal Crises – Challenges and Chances. Research and Civil Society in Exchange


Lecture Series


KIT Karlsruhe ZAK/IScO

June 29, 11 am to 12:30 pm

Human Rights in Times of Crisis

Lecture Series


University of Freiburg

Saving the Public Square

June 1, 5 pm to 6 pm


Protecting Human Rights from Exclusionary Populism After Trump

June 8, 5 pm to 6 pm


Is Academic Freedom at Risk?

June 22, 5 pm to 6 pm


More Information

Alternative Career Paths



University of Tübingen


online - free of charge



Workshop 2: May 6 and 7, 9:30 am to 4:30pm, in German


Contact and Registration:


April 27, 1:30 pm to 14:30 pm




PSI Plus Network


Online event:


Philipp Schwartz and Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum 2021 - Berlin/virtual, Germany

April 27, 1:30 pm to 14:30 pm





"Covid19 and exchange between science, politics and civil society" is the title of the international panel discussion offered as part of the "Threatened Researchers" workshop.
KIT Karlsruhe January 2021
Workshop - Training

Uni Strasbourg


Research without Borders

KIT Karlsruhe

13. November 2020, virtual event


Events offered by other members of SAR Germany

Titel Organizer More Information

Politics of Repression - Strategies and Resistances in Scholarship

Speaker Series

Leibniz University Hannover

Kick-off: April, 28 2021