SRH Hochschule Heidelberg


International Research Experience @SRH: Expanding International Research

Whether inviting guest researchers to the SRH University Heidelberg or going abroad for research trips yourself: The project International Research Experience @SRH offers you financial support for the initiation and implementation of international research projects and collaborations.

Goals of the project

As part of our DAAD project „International Research Experience @SRH“ we are enhancing the research capabilities of SRH University Heidelberg and our international network. For this purpose, we award scholarships and travel funds to support collaborative, international research projects in their initiation, establishment or implementation. With visible and strong international research projects, we also want to motivate students to pursue a career in academia.

Possibilities at a glance

The project offers two opportunities to support international research:

  1. Scholarships for visiting researchers or experts: HSHD staff members may invite visiting scholars or experts from industry and practice interested in research to apply for a scholarship for a short stay at SRH University Heidelberg. The scholarships serve to initiate and carry out joint research projects and collaborations (duration of stay: max. 1 month).
  2. Travel funds for researchers of HSHD: researchers of HSHD can apply for travel funds for the coordination, initiation or implementation of joint international research projects and collaborations abroad (duration of stay: max. 1 week).

Good to know: FAQ Conditions, Application and more

  • The funding serves the purpose of promoting international research projects and/or research collaborations and motivating students to engage in science and research.
  • Scholarships and travel funds include travel and accommodation costs (Scholarships for visiting researchers: flat rates depending on the country of travel. Travel Funds for HSHD employees: Accounting of real costs according to the German Travel Expenses Act).
  • Scholarships and travel funds can be awarded for all countries.
  • The maximum duration of stay for visiting scientists and experts at the HSHD is 1 month, shorter stays are possible.
  • The maximum duration of stay for HSHD researchers abroad is 1 week, shorter stays are possible.
  • Applications for funding can not be submitted retrospectively.
  • Applications should be submitted at least four months before the planned stay period.

The application deadlines are:

  • February 28, 2023
  • September 15, 2023

Applicants are requested to submit the following documents as PDFs in German or English:

Scholarships for visiting researchers and experts:

  • Completed project description form template
  • Short curriculum vitae (1 page) including, if applicable, a list of the five most important publications
  • Confirmation of support from the respective HSHD faculty to be visited

Travel funds for researchers of SRH University Heidelberg:

  • Completed project description form template
  • Short curriculum vitae (1 page) including, if applicable, a list of the five most important publications
  • Confirmation of support from the respective faculty of the foreign university to be visited

Applicants send their documents by e-mail to the Institute of Applied Research (IAF) to Tabea Bodenstedt: The documents are checked for completeness and forwarded collectively to the members of the Research Structure Conference, who review the applications.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Tabea Bodenstedt.

All applications are evaluated by the members of the Research Structure Conference, and the official decision is made by principal Prof. Diener. Central evaluation criteria are:

  • The scientific (or practical) qualification and the research project of the applicants.
  • The added value for joint, international research projects and research collaborations between the HSHD and international partner universities/institutions.

Applications will be reviewed within six weeks after the application deadlines.
After a final review of the financial resources by the IAF, the selected applicants will receive a funding commitment from the IAF.


This project is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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Tabea Bodenstedt
University Administration
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