"Researcher Mobility Program“ of the State Program Baden-Württemberg – University of Massachusetts



As part of the successful cooperation between Baden-Württemberg and the University of Massachusetts, there is to be a greater focus on collaboration between researchers. For the calendar year 2024, the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg is therefore making grants available for visits to UMass sites, through which new collaborations are to be initiated and existing ones strengthened.

Scientists at the nine research universities in Baden-Württemberg who are interested in working more closely with partners at UMass and who want to become actively involved in the state program can apply for this funding. For improved visibility of the state program, it is particularly desirable if the visit program also includes students and/or PhD students (e.g., lecture, workshop, etc.).

For the 2024 call, the focus is on preparing for the 60th anniversary of the state program in 2024. Participating scientists from Baden-Württemberg or UMass are invited to actively participate in the planned Scientific Forum, probably in October 2024 at the University of Hohenheim.


Participating locations of the University of Massachusetts

Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell.


Duration of funding / Amount of funding

The fellowship is mainly available for short-term stays of 3 to 14 days at one of the University of Massachusetts locations and consists of

  • a travel allowance of 1,200 euros and
  • a stipend of 600 euros to cover the costs of the stay.

Longer stays are also possible if funds are available. In this case, the funding consists of a travel allowance of 1,200 euros and a stipend of 1,200 euros per month (max. 6 months).



The complete application includes

  • the application form,
  • a curriculum vitae with a list of publications (in English),
  • a detailed project description including justification of the selection of the host/host institution and significance of the trip for future collaboration (max. 3 pages, in English),
  • an invitation from the host.

Applications should be sent by e-mail (all documents as attachments in one PDF) to Ms. Franziska Schenk, International Office, University of Hohenheim: aaa does-not-exist.ua uni-hohenheim de.

In Baden-Württemberg, the University of Hohenheim is responsible for coordinating the state's cooperation with UMass. Application deadline for 2024 visits: November 30, 2023. In coordination with the coordination offices at the University of Hohenheim and UMass Amherst, the Ministry of Science decides on the awarding of the scholarships. For further inquiries, please contact Ms. Franziska Schenk (Tel. 0711 459 22020, e-mail: franziska schenk does-not-exist.ua uni-hohenheim de).



Call for Application 2024