Site visits of international research alumni to co-supervise doctoral students, become a member of a thesis advisory committee and participate in the doctoral examination at HHU

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. The focus of the following programme is on co-supervision of doctoral students at HHU by HHU Research Alumni.

Type of funding

  • Travel grants (Europe: 500 €; World: 1000 €) for international Research Alumni for one meeting of the thesis advisory committee and for participation in the doctoral examination at HHU

The HHU Research Alumni should have studied or have done research at HHU for at least six months in the past. In addition the person should have sufficient experience in supervising doctoral students. There should be at least six months time between application in the Reseach Alumni Programme and the last stay at HHU.

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,
    • proof of sufficient experience in supervising doctoral students
    • signature of both project partners

  • CV of the HHU Research Alumnus

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 Research 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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