Funding to Support Internationalization - Overview

Internal Funding for Internationalization – Possibilities for Freie Universität Berlin Researchers

In order to support internationalization activities in research and teaching, the Freie Universität offers the following central funding opportunities:

In addition to this financial assistance, we are of course ready to offer advice on any project – simply get in contact with us!

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Under the umbrella of the partnerships with international universities: Travel, stipends, or expenses.

Short stays for former FU guest scholars and scientists working abroad.

  • Invitation funding

Funding for inviting international guests, awarded at the discretion of the various academic departments. For further information please contact your department administration.

Invitations for potential international doctoral students to spend from one to three months at Freie Universität.

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Under the umbrella of the partnerships with international universities: Reimbursement of flight and visa costs.

Defrayal of travel and accommodation costs arising from research and teaching stays of up to six weeks at international universities.

Short stays abroad for young scientists to study (abroad) with former FU guest researchers.

Short teaching stays (1-2 weeks) at partner institutions in Europe and selected institutions around the world.

Stays abroad at Freie Universität’s Strategic Partner Universities for research and teaching in the field of “sustainability.”

Erasmus+: short (1-2 week) stays abroad in Europe and at selected universities around the world.

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Joint funding for new projects with the Strategic Partners of the Freie Universität Berlin.
Seed Funding with:

Co-financing of workshops with international Partners.

  • General flexible project financing including
    • Grants for attending international conferences at the FU Berlin
    • Travel costs for the preparations of projects
    • Co-financing of summer schools and conventions
    • Short-term scholarships for foreign doctoral candidates, PostDocs and scientists
    • Financing for short stays abroad for FU researchers 
    • Support for international marketing and PR activities
    • Organization and support for international alumni Activities

Opportunities for funding for international mobility for students enrolled at Freie Universität, such as the Promos Stipend Program can be found here.

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