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Research abroad during the doctorate
Perhaps you have met an interesting research partner at a conference, or your supervisor maintains contacts with international colleagues, or you have found a particularly relevant publication in your field and contacted the authors? Then you have already taken an important step: you have potential partners whom you can visit as part of your research work.
There are several options available to you for financing such a project:
- The Research School of the Ruhr-Universität offers a variety of opportunities to advance one’s own research in an international context. Information can be found here.
- The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers various funding programs for the realization of a stay abroad during the doctoral period. General information you find here and the link to the scholarship database here.
- The German Research Foundation (DFG) also offers opportunities, for example, to involve international researchers in research projects. An overview of the possibilities you can find here.
- The Fullbright Commission supports stays of doctoral students at American universities with a scholarship.
Please note that planning a stay abroad requires sufficient preparation time. In particular, the acquisition of suitable funding should be planned for the long term. Be sure to involve your supervisor and your international partners in the planning process.