Members of the Advisory Board Internationalisation

Dr Ferdinand Esser (ICBM)

Prof. Dr. Katharina Al-Shamery (IfC)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Stein (IfM)

Dr. Herena Torio (IfP)

Prof. Dr. Michael Winklhofer (IBU)

Abdallah Ahmed Atallah Abuelmagd (student representative)

Advisory Board Internationalisation

Research & Travel Programme (ReTraP) of School V

The main objectives of this travel programme are to financially support the international mobility of young researchers (including registered PhD students) and to promote international collaborations of lecturers and students. The programme is part of the implementation process of the overall internationalisation strategy of the School V and the university.

Funding Criteria

The programme aims to support two main categories:

  1. Outgoing: Individual young researchers (including registered PhD students) affiliated with the university whose projects fit within the overall strategy for research or internationalisation of the School V. Examples are summer schools, conferences, lab visits, field work, initiation of an international cooperation, etc.
  2. Incoming: Individual young researchers (post doc level) whose projects fit within the overall strategy for research or internationalisation of the School V. For instance short-term visitors in preparation of a long-term international cooperation project or preparation of an international graduate programme or a specialised small workshop for pro-active recruiting of talented young researchers.

The support is mainly based on a co-financing funding model. Applications related to existing excellence clusters or collaborative research centres are not being considered.

Application Procedure

The application of the travel activity has to be initiated by the head of the research group the applicant is affiliated with. Please fill out the online application form here

and include all supporting data. A concise statement of support by the head of the research group is expected. This statement should include information on whether the support is for a start-up financing or an individual project and how this fits within the overall strategy of the School V. For individual projects please include precise information on the importance of the measure, e.g. an invited or a contributed talk, a poster presentation, or a summer school. Please include information on co-financing. Individual projects may be considered with lower priority.

There will be three rounds for the travel awards in the academic year 2022 and with the following application deadlines: July 8th, September 16th, and November 25th. All travel acitivities between April 1st and December 31st will be considered. Note that a fourth round in the academic year 2023 is planned with the deadline February 3rd, 2023. All travel activities in the first three rounds have to be completed by December 31st, 2022.

The support will be decided on a case-by-case basis by the Advisory Board Internationalisation depending on the priority and the quality of the travel activity. Usually a maximum of 50 % of the expected total costs will be granted. The funding will be credited to the research group of the applicant after completion of the travel activity and its claim for travel expenses. An expense report is expected.

Contact and Advisory Board Internationalisation

The recently launched Advisory Board Internationalisation aims to advise the Dean's office in matters of Internationalisation of the School of Mathematics and Science (School V) and to esta-blish a financial programme to support strategic international activities within the school. This programme fits well within the scope of the structural planning process for internationalisation of the university.

In case of further questions about ReTraP please contact your institute representative of the Advisory Board Internationalisation or Prof. Dr. Andreas Stein, .

(Changed: 21 Nov 2022)