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CfA X-Tutorials: Research tutorials by students for students

Deadline: Dec. 11, 2020

News from Nov 11, 2020

Research funding for X-Tutorials for summer semester 2021

For students keen to do research, who want to experiment, develop, analyze, research or evaluate something in a self-organized project together with other students, the Berlin University Alliance promotes student-based research tutorials. With the X-Tutorials the Alliance is supporting students with a particular interest in research and in doing so is strengthening the link between research and teaching.

What are X-Tutorials?

X-Tutorials are research tutorials that run over the course of one or two semesters. They are initiated by students and carried out by them independently. Together with other students, they conduct research in student teams on a topic of their interest. Of course, cooperation can be organized with other institutions in the Berlin area, for example with social actors (for example non-governmental organizations (NGOs), museums, associations, field of politics) or with other research institutions.

What does the funding look like?

In order to hold an X-Tutorial, tutors receive a contract as a student assistant with a teaching assignment of 40 hours per month over a period of 12 months. On top of that, candidates can apply for research-relevant material or travel funds up to a maximum of 750 euro. To prepare the X-Tutors for their task, they are also invited to participate in a teaching qualification program which comes with a certificate following successful completion. The Berlin University Alliance sponsors up to eight X-Tutorials per call for proposals.

Who can apply?

X-Tutorials can be offered by students of all fields of study and from all four partner institutions of the Berlin University Alliance: Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Applications from co-teaching teams from two houses of the Alliance are welcome. The students must be doing a master’s degree program or must be at an advanced stage of their bachelor’s degree program, for example completed at least the third semester.

Further information and the complete CfA can be found here: https://www.berlin-university-alliance.de/en/commitments/teaching-learning/sturop/tutorials/call-for-proposals/index.html

The deadline is: December 11, 2020.

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