Excellence Strategy

Call for proposals of/with other universities

The University of Tübingen has close ties with several international research institutions. These offer a variety of funding schemes for researchers of all career levels. Furthermore some funding opportunities pertain exclusivly to the University of Tübingen and are thus offered in close cooperation with the University.


If you have any questions please contact our team for International Research Cooperation and Research Strategies: international.research[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Matariki Research Seed Fund: Pre-Call

The Matariki Network is launching a call for research seed funding to develop a stronger relationship in globally relevant fields of research between partners. The call will open on 25th September 2023 with a submission deadline on 8th December 2023.

More information you can find in the linked PDF.

Contact: Dr. Karin Moser v. Filseck, Tübingen Matariki Coordinator
karin.moser-von-filseckspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de
Phone: +49 7071 29-77353

Tϋbingen - Durham Seedcorn Fund

Durham and Tϋbingen wish to develop a stronger bilateral relationship, building on their collaborations through the Matariki Network of Universities. The Tϋbingen-Durham Seedcorn Fund follows delegations hosted by each partner and an MoU first signed in 1989.

Through a competitive process, Durham and Tϋbingen universities will jointly advertise, select and fund projects in research and education. Successful research projects are expected to result in third-party funding applications.

Application Details

Fellowship Opportunity at Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study

These fellowships offer the opportunity to spend three months working on collaborative projects with colleagues at Durham’s Institute for Advanced Study. As the university’s flagship research institute, the IAS aims to foster creative and collaborative interdisciplinary research, set tomorrow's agenda and leave a legacy of embedded research projects in Durham.


Networking Funds Tübingen-Nottingham

With this call for application the University of Tübingen and the University of Nottingham wish to strengthen and to develop their collaboration built on already existing ties and joint research activities. Both universities will make funds available for the call. Furthermore, the University of Tübingen strongly supports the networking with the University of Hohenheim and the University of Stuttgart, providing additional funds.

Application Details

CSC - Tübingen PhD Program

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the University of Tübingen have established a PhD Program which supports Chinese nationals inside and outside of China wishing to carry out all or part of their PhD study in Tübingen.

The aims are to provide high quality research training to qualified students from Chinese universities and develop education and research collaborations between the University of Tübingen and Chinese universities and research institutions.

Two funding lines are promoted:

Professors at the University of Tübingen who are interested in hosting a Chinese doctoral candidate in either funding line A or B can contact either Dr. Alexander Joost (eccs.mdspam prevention@gmail.com) or the Unit for International Research Cooperation and Research Strategies (international.researchspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de)

Further information and application details

Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Fellowship

This Fellowship offers current and emerging peace leaders the opportunity to increase their capacity to prevent and resolve conflict through academic training, field experience and professional networking. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of the six Rotary Peace Centers – one of which is the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center. Requirements: Bachelors degree plus three years of related work experience.

Applications are accepted through May 31, 2018, for graduate studies commencing Fall 2019. Information is available on the attached handout and instructions on the application process through the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center’s website. Flyer