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KIT International Excellence Grants in Germany

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is establishing the International Excellence Grants (IEG) with the intention to strengthen research, expand research, and deepen cooperation. The grant will be awarded for the scholastic year 2023-2024 in Germany. 

These grants are offered especially to postdoctoral researchers, experienced researchers, and professors from abroad. KIT will grant up to 25 fellowships annually, which will cover a maximum monthly stipend of 3.000€ for up to 4 months and a one-time travel allowance. The applicants must have a doctorate or a comparable academic degree, a promising scientific career, and achievements and potential to be considered. 

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association is a public research university in Karlsruhe, Germany and is among the leading engineering research institutions worldwide, ranking 226th in Best Global Universities. The institute’s management culture is characterised by respect, cooperation, confidence, and subsidiarity. 

Why choose to study at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology? The KIT creates and imparts knowledge for society and the environment and makes significant contributions to the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. It is a big science institution that holds a leading position in Europe.

Application Deadline: Students must apply before the nominated date, 1st March 2023.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Postdoctoral
  • Award: 3.000€
  • Number of Awards: 25
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International 
  • The award can be taken in Germany


  • Eligible Countries: Students from all countries can apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Postdoctoral positions at KIT can be applied for.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must be able to prove to have a distinctive scientific profile by a corresponding list of scientific publications in internationally referenced journals and publishing media. 
  • The applicants must have a visible potential for the future (e.g. by supporting strategic partnerships or creating synergies and generating new topics).

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Interested students must submit all below-listed documents to [email protected] or to Elena Pfeifer, DE International Affairs – International Scholars Office, Building 50.25, Room 102, Adenauerring 8, 76131 Karlsruhe to be considered. 
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Nomination form 
  • Statement and offer of a place of research by the nominating person 
  • Description of the joint research project (3 pages at the maximum) 
  • CV in tabular form (2 pages at the maximum) 
  • List of key publications (10 at the maximum) 
  • Copy of doctoral certificate or equivalent 
  • Recommendation letter by a major cooperation partner (other than KIT) or scientist of the own (home) institution of the nominated person
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have successfully completed their doctorate or a comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent).
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:


The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will award the winning students a research grant of 2.500€ to 3.000€ as a basic monthly amount for 2 to 4 months and a one-time travel allowance. 

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