Internationalization fund

Saarland University is evolving into a multilingual university with strong ties across Europe and throughout the world. This process is being driven by the commitment of those who see internationality as a core component of their day-to-day work and who foster and support the further internationalization of the university through their international teaching and research activities and through innovative transnational projects and services.

The Internationalization Fund has been created by Saarland University as an instrument to encourage and support these internationalization initiatives. The Senate's Internationalization Committee, which is chaired by the Vice-President for Internationalization and European Relations, can provide funding for internationalization projects in five main funding categories:

  • Funding category 1: 'Innovative central services and support programmes' (rolling deadline) [information leaflet (currently only available in German)]
  • Funding category 2: 'Active internationalization' (rolling deadline) [information leaflet (currently only available in German)]
  • Funding category 3: Call for proposals – 'Facilitating digital teaching and learning opportunities as part of Saarland University's Global Classroom@UdS project' (Deadline: 14 June 2021, 9:30 a.m.) [Call for proposals]
  • Funding category 4: 'UniGR – Cross-border regional collaboration in action' (rolling deadline) [information leaflet (currently only available in German)]
  • Funding category 5: Transform4Europe – for deadlines, please refer to the information leaflet (currently only available in German)

To be eligible for funding, projects must be in line with Saarland University's internationalization objectives (currently available in German only).

Funding proposals in any of the above funding categories must be submitted using the application form (please save before opening [right click, then select 'Save Target As']). Please read the information provided in the relevant information leaflets.

Applications can be submitted in German, French or English. If you wish to submit an application in French or English, please enclose an abstract in German with your application (max. length: 2000 characters incl. spaces). The abstract should include a brief description of the proposed project and should outline how your project will contribute to achieving the university's internationalization objectives.