The project "GradUS global"

What is the aim of "GradUS global"?

The project "GradUS global" is a sub-project of GradUS and provides various measures that foster internationalisation in Ph.D. research at Saarland University and adjacent research institutes. Doctoral researchers from Saarland University and their supervisors who participate in the project can benefit from funding opportunities that support international mobility, exchange, cooperation, and disciplinary/transdisciplinary competences.

The project is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and implemented by GradUS in collaboration with the International Office, which provides multi-faceted additional services for international students and scientists. "GradUS global" is running for a total period of 4.5 years until the end of June 2019.

How can I benefit from "GradUS global"?

Doctoral researchers from all disciplines at Saarland University and their supervisors can become participants of "GradUS global" and apply for various funding opportunities. Among others, the following activities can be supported:

  • Conference travels, research visits, and internships of doctoral researchers to/in foreign countries

  • Research visits and internships of foreign doctoral researchers or students at Saarland University

  • International conferences and workshops at Saarland University

  • Guest talks of renowned foreign scientists at Saarland University

  • Travels of supervisors to research institutions abroad

  • International announcement of Ph.D. positions and invitation of foreign applicants for "get to know stays"


Those and additional funding opportunities are described in more detail in the section "Funding".

GradUS global – promoted by the German Academic Exchange Service and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)