Fund for internationalisation 2017 - second call for applications

We would like to thank you for your interest in Kiel University's fund for internationalisation. The fund is intended to support the further internationalisation of Kiel as a centre for research and learning and provide fresh impetus for new ideas. Its overall objective is to strengthen Kiel University’s international visibility and reputation and to sustain and structurally improve framework conditions for international partnerships and mobility, the internationalisation of courses, and the international promotion of the next generation of professionals.

Following the fund for internationalisation’s successful start in the last two years, the University Board has decided to renew the fund for internationalisation for the year 2017.

22 projects with a total financing volume of almost EUR 80,000 have been approved so far within the framework of the new tender process for the year 2017.

The remaining funds for internationalisation, that are available for the year 2017, amount to EUR 40,000. At the meeting of the faculty representatives for international affairs on January 18, 2017 it was agreed that this remaining capital should be made for a small and targeted new tender process.

The priority of this 2nd targeted tender process will be to fund projects that serve to boost numbers of foreign exchange students (incl. ERASMUS) at Kiel University. Action needs to be taken in this area in particular, as there is a massive imbalance between the number of Kiel’s outgoing students and the number of its foreign incoming students. As regards ERASMUS partnerships, the ratio has been around 4:1 for several years now. In the past this imbalance has led to several contract terminations by foreign ERASMUS partners, which thus also reduces the number of exchange places available for Kiel University’s students abroad.

Examples of activities that can be funded under the new tender process include targeted measures to internationalise Bachelor’s degree programmes, the creation of special websites for incoming students (e.g. targeted course offer for foreign students), as well as visits to partner universities to hold intensive discussions with professional colleagues on the corresponding requirements of our foreign partners and to promote study visits to Kiel University “on site”. The maximum funding amount for projects is to be EUR 5,000.

All members of staff at Kiel University are entitled to apply, with the exception of the Leibniz Institute of Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) and the Faculty of Medicine (where only pre-clinical institutions may apply).

Deadline for the submission of applications was April 30, 2017 at the latest (date of receipt of application online).

The Selection Committee will decide on the submitted applications in May 2017 so that all applicants can be notified of its decisions by the start of June 2017.

Approved projects

  • A list of projects already approved for 2013 can be found here.
    (Note: internal use only)
  • A list of approved projects for the 1st call process for 2014 can be found here here.
    (Note: internal access only)
  • A list of approved projects for the 2nd call process for 2014 (targeted call from April) can be found here here.
    (Note: internal access only)
  • A list of approved projects for the 1st tender process for 2015 can be found here here.
    (Note: internal access only)
  • A list of approved projects for the 2nd call process for 2015 (targeted call from April) can be found here here.
    (Note: internal access only)
  • A list of approved projects for the 1st tender process for 2016 can be found here here.
    (Note: internal access only)
  • A list of approved projects for the 2nd call process for 2016 (targeted call from April) can be found here here.
    (Note: internal access only)
  • A list of approved projects for the 1st tender process for 2017 can be found here here.
    (Note: internal access only)
 

If you need assistance, please contact:

Dr. Martina Schmode                                                           Andreas Ritter
International Center                                                              International Center

Address:     Westring 400                                                   Address:      Westring 400
                      24118 Kiel                                                                               24118 Kiel
                      Room: 02.14                                                                           Room: 02.11

Phone:        +49(0)431-880-3719                                      Phone:         +49(0)431-880-1706

Email:         mschmode@uv.uni-kiel.de                    Email:           aritter@uv.uni-kiel.de