International Excellence Grants and Fellowships

International Excellence Grants and FellowshipsINTL

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

Current Invitation of Proposals: 6th Funding Period

  Nomination Deadline Announcement of Results Start of stay at the earliest Start of stay (ideally) at the latest

Sixth Funding Period 2022

July 5, 2022 Mid-August 2022 Sept 1, 2022 Dec. 1, 2022


International Excellence Talks

On Thursday, 14 July 2022 at 5:00 PM (CEST) the 12th International Excellence Talk will take place online (via Zoom). Prof. Dr. Kamran Behdinan will present his insights on the topic "Multidisciplinary Design and Analysis of Multifunctional Lightweight Systems".


No registration is required for the participation of this talk. 

For more information, please follow this link.


Elena Pfeifer
Coordinator International Excellence Grants and Fellowships, Regional Officer Russia and Eastern Europe

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