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
Third Funding Period 2021 May 20, 2021 approx. Middle of June 2021 July 15, 2021 November 1, 2021


Kindly submit the nomination documents for the third funding period 2021 by May 20, 2021. 


All documents, e.g. for the nomination, can be found in the Intranet.


Current Invitation of Proposals as PDF 



Elena Pfeifer
Coordinator International Excellence Awards and Fellowships

+49 721 608-45320elena pfeiferNax8∂kit edu

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