Research stays of international HHU Research Alumni in order to establish and expand research collaborations with colleagues at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

To further promote research collaborations the Junior Scientist &International Researcher Center (JUNO) support the exchange between researchers at HHU and their colleagues around the world who have been at HHU before.

Type of funding

  • Accomodation fee of 1500 € per month (for shorter stays at least 500 €)
  • a one time travel grant (Europe: 500 €; world: 1000 €)

The HHU Research Alumnus should have studied or have done research at HHU for at least six months in the past. There should be at least a six months gap between application in the Reseach Alumni Programme and the last stay at HHU.

The HHU Research Alumnus agrees to participate in the undefined„Academic Career Development Programme“ as expert speaker in order to exchange and discuss with the participants of the programme. In parallel he/she becomes a member of the HHU Researcher Alumni Network.

The research stay at HHU financed through this program should at least be a week and can be extended for as long as three months.

The application in frame of the HHU Research Alumni Programme needs to be completed together by the HHU host and the HHU Research Alumnus. Please email all documents in one file (either in German or English) to researcher-alumni(at) .

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  • Formless funding application (max. 2 pages) including:
    • a short project description
    • information on possible future collaborations
    • if applicable a list of joint publications
    • signature of both project partners
  • CV of the HHU Researcher Alumni

Selection process and funding decision
Selection of the successful applications will be handled by a joint committee of the HHU Vice President for Research and Transfer, the spokesperson of JUNO as well as the responsible coordinators of the Researcher Alumni Programme. Funding depends on the availability of financial resources within the Research Alumni Programme.

Applications that show a sustainable interest of collaboration of the two partners will be selected preferentially. Both project partners should also aim for joint publications or the concerted acquisition of third party funding.


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