Grants and Scholarships

The mission of UA Ruhr New York is to facilitate and promote innovative transatlantic collaborations in research and education between the UA Ruhr universities and partners in North America. Our liaison office enhances and expands cutting-edge international research and education opportunities for researchers and students and their collaborating partners to assist in extending programs throughout the Ruhr region and in North America, and ultimately help them develop solutions for global challenges.

Resources for Graduates and Postdocs

(from Germany and North America)

  • Lore Agnes Fellowship (for international scholars)
    The Lore Agnes Fellowship explicitly supports international female postdocs with children. It is endowed with €2,000.00 per month for a research stay at RUB for up to six months. This should enable the entire family to travel to Bochum. A broad network of closely cooperating institutions and services will help to make the stay as pleasant and profitable as possible. More.
  • Research Assistantships (for international scholars and scholars at UA Ruhr)
    Research Assistantships are granted to excellent international postdocs for a 3-month stay at our university. Both Ruhr University Bochum professors and international candidates can initiate an application!

    International Postdocs: Find a host!
    If you are interested in joining us, you need to find a host. You can either get in touch with our professors directly or confer with Research School first. We will then be glad to establish the contact. More.

    Ruhr University Bochum professors: Find an applicant!
    If you are interest in inviting an international postdoc to check on a potential collaboration, you are welcome to spread the word and hand in your joint application. The application consists of two parts - one by the hosting RUB professor and one by the international postdoc. More.
  • Gateway Fellowships (for scholars at UA Ruhr)
    Research School PLUS offers a bridge financing for those who just obtained their doctorate from Ruhr University Bochum. The Gateway Fellowships (GFs) grant funding for up to 9 months to provide excellent early career researchers with the opportunity to attend outstanding international host institutions for preliminary studies or preparing a postdoc project. GF fosters the development of your research profile and enables you to collaborate with the world’s best in your field of interest. GFs serve as a bridge between the doctorate and the extended post-doctoral period of research careers and thus encourage and support you to pursue your scientific goal. A GF enables you to continue your research career at a very early stage, with the aim of obtaining a substantial international postdoctoral grant or research funding or a contract outside the RS PLUS program (via DFG, EU, DAAD etc.). More.
  • Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) International Fellowship
    The KWI Fellowship Program addresses excellent researchers from the humanities, cultural studies, and the social sciences. The institute provides fellows with modern infrastructure, office space, technical support and offers a library service, event and research management as well as support in all administrative and communicative regards. We are inviting research fellows with a completed PhD plus up to six years of post-doctoral experience. The fellowships can be offered to applicants in all disciplines represented in the current KWI research agenda. The KWI International Fellowship Program addresses international researchers. Researchers of German nationality are eligible to apply if currently employed at an international institute. Fellows will receive a fellowship contract (not a full-employment contract) and a monthly allowance of 4.000 EUR (pre-tax) meant to cover rent, insurances and living expenses. Travel expenses for arrival at the KWI and for departure after the fellowship can be partially reimbursed. More.
  • Research Explorer Ruhr (RER) is a two-week summer program for international doctoral researchers, who have submitted their doctoral thesis, and early postdoctoral researchers interested in exploring the research landscape of the University Alliance Ruhr with its three members Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University and University of Duisburg-Essen.
    Join in and explore research opportunities at our most excellent chairs and institutes. Benefit from workshops on postdoc funding schemes and research career options in Germany! A series of networking events and guided excursions will help you becoming acquainted with the thriving Ruhr Area as a potential place to work and live.
    The application deadline for the 2021 program will be posted in the fall of 2020.
    The program is conducted entirely in English and the invitation includes travel expenses and accommodation. More
  • DAAD
    International Masters and Doctoral Degree Program
    A comprehensive database with international programs organized by degree level, field of study, subjects, course language and location. More
  • DFG
    Collaborative Research Centers
    Collaborative Research Centres are institutions established at universities for a period of up to 12 years that enable researchers to pursue an outstanding research programme, crossing the boundaries of disciplines, institutes, departments and faculties.They facilitate scientifically ambitious, complex, long-term research by concentrating and coordinating the resources available at a university. More

    Graduate Schools
    Graduate schools play a key role not only in developing internationally competitive centres of top-level research and scientific excellence in Germany but also in increasing their recognition and prestige. They serve as an instrument of quality assurance in promoting young researchers and are based on the principle of training outstanding doctoral students within an excellent research environment. More

    Research Training Groups
    Research Training Groups are established by universities to promote young researchers. They are funded by the DFG for a period of up to nine years. Their key emphasis is on the qualification of doctoral researchers within the framework of a focused research programme and a structured training strategy. Research Training Groups with an interdisciplinary approach are warmly welcomed. More

    For funding from other institutes and organizations including DAAD and DFG, Fraunhofer Society, Helmholtz Association, Leibniz Association, and the Max Planck Society, please refer to the comprehensive database provided by "Research in Germany".