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


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International Excellence Fellowships of KIT

More Information regarding this funding line and the necessary documents for application. 

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International Excellence Award of KIT and Fellowship of SCHROFF Foundation

More information regarding this funding line and the necessary documents for application.

For Postdocs and experienced researchers
From All countries
What Research stay at KIT (2 to 4 months)
Für  Internationally renowned scientists
Aus All countries
Was Research stay at KIT (up to 6 months) and materials for research purposes (up to EUR 50,000)

International Excellence Talks

  Event  17th International Excellence Talk
  Topic of the Talk  A Career in STEM: From the Alps to Antarctica and the valleys and peaks in between
  Speaker Prof. Danielle Skropeta
  Format  In-person event (Offline)
  Date and Time  Tuesday, 21 March, 2023 at 5:00 PM (CET)

  Important  The talk will be held as an in-person event. Please register to attend this event!
 For more information regarding the talk and the registration, please follow this link.

International Excellence Fellows | Fellows | Interviews

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Interview: Dr. Jennifer Pazour — "A great experience, not only professionally, but also personally”

Dr. Jennifer Pazour and her host Kai Furmans talk about their collaboration towards the future of omnichannel and distribution logistics.

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Interview: Dr. Isabella Schalko — "Future ambassador of KIT in field of hydraulic research"

Dr. Isabella Schalko and her host Prof. Dr. Mário Franca expand on their thoughts and experiences regarding the program and how it has had a beneficial impact on their ongoing research activities.

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Interview: Dr. David Jones — "Natural match" for KIT from the other side of the world

Ph. D. David John Jones and his host Dr. Alexander Colsmann explain how complementary skills between Melbourne and Karlsruhe evolved into a fruitful and succesfull collaboration due to the International Excellence Fellowship.

Interview: "For a scientist, this is the best place" – Antonina Pirrotta

As a KIT International Excellence Fellow, Prof. Dr. Antonina Pirrotta explains why KIT is such a unique place for international science.

Elena Pfeifer
Coordinator International Excellence Grants and Fellowships

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