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Katharina Sommer
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Dr. Nina Fenn
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International Third-Party Funding

Are you looking for potential sources of funding for undergraduate or graduate students, researchers and instructors, incoming and outgoing exchange students, or even an international mobility project? The International Office (IO), home to both the International Student Affairs (ISA) and Welcome Center for International Researchers departments, would gladly assist you with international projects and mobility-related funding opportunities.


The Erasmus+ program offers funding opportunities organized into three Key Actions (KA):
» KA 1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals
» KA 2 – Cooperation among Organizations and Institutions
» KA 3 – Support to Policy Development and Cooperation

Erasmus+: Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals

KA 131 – Mobility within Program Countries (Europa)

The ISA department coordinates the University of Siegen’s institutional application. There are four types of mobility:

» SMS – Student Mobility for Studies
» SMP – Student Mobility for Traineeships
» STA – Staff Mobility for Teaching
» STT – Staff Mobility for Training

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Erasmus+ University Coordinator f you're interested in establishing a partnership for students and staff exchanges within the program countries (Europe). Departmental coordinators can find additional information here.

KA 171 – Mobility within Partner Countries (weltweit)

This program activity facilitates global collaboration. The sub-projects are administered by the ISA department as one consolidated institutional proposal. The department offers support during the proposal phase, including tips and advice. Please contact Alicia Plattto set up an initial consultation.

Erasmus+: Key Action 2 – Partnerships and Cooportation Projects

Ms Dr. Nina Fenn supports the application process for Erasmus+ Key Action 2, which encompasses a variety of potential program and funding lines, from small-scale cooperation projects and partnerships for innovation to partnerships for excellence such as the Erasmus Mundus campaign.

The following Erasmus+ KA 2 projects are currently running at the University of Siegen:

KA 220 – Cooperation Partnerships

The Sign Language Technical Dictionary
Participant: Prof. Dr. Hubert Roth

Young Smart Cities
Coordinator: Prof. Ralf Dreher

CBHE –Capacity Building Higher Education

eStartup Academy: Building Capabilities for the Future Work
Participant: Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf

Master of Engineering in Internet of Things
Participant: Prof. Dr. Roman Obermaisser

ABC BlendEd Africa
Boosting internationalization during studies to promote entrepreneurship, teamwork, and communication skills
Participant: Prof. Dr. Hubert Roth

International Master of Science Program in the Field of Embedded Artificial Intelligence
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Roman Obermaisser

EMJM – Erasmus Mundus Joint Master

European Master on Embedded Intelligence Nanosystems Engineering - from Nanoscale Technologies to Ubiquitous Smart Sensors
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Peter Haring Bolívar

EUN – European University Network

Advanced Technology Higher Education Network Alliance
Participant: Prof. Dr. Hubert Roth

Projects Completed at the University of Siegen as Part of Erasmus+ Key Action 2:

KA 203 — Strategische Partnerschaft (Programmgeneration 2014-2020)

European Network for Junior Researchers in the Field of Plurilingualism and Education
Participant: Prof.in Dagmar Abendroth-Timmer

Advancing inclusive education through International Sign
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Hubert Roth

Enhancing professionalization of European graduate students through open science education, communication and mental health skills training
Participant: Prof. Dr. Madjid Fathi

International Entrepreneurship Network for PhD and PhD Supervisor Training
Participant: Prof. Dr. Ralph Dreher

Werkstatt für Klima, Arbeit und Zukunft
Participant: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Kopp

Online, open learning recommendations and mentoring towards Sustainable research CAReers
Participant: Prof. Dr. Madjid Fathi

KA 226 – Partnership for Digital Education

Supporting Learnings and Education on the Fringe of the Digital Sphere
Participant: Prof. Dr. Madjid Fathi

Sharing my Learning (Platform-Network-Toolkit)
Participant: Prof. Dr. Volkmar Pipek

Empowering the European Workforce Development through Online/Virtual Skills Training for Digital Transformation towards Mitigating the Impact of Pandemic Situations
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Roman Obermaisser

CBHE –Capacity Building Higher Education

International Master of Science on Cyber Physical Systems
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Roman Obermaisser

JMO – Jean Monnet Actions

Doing Europe – Cohesion and Integration in the European Union
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Stefan Kutzner

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

he directors of the respective departments gladly advise on issues related to student mobility and international partnerships, especially regarding focused partners for the University of Siegen, projects for doctoral students/researchers, and mobility for research purposes (Welcome Center).

ISA: Katharina Sommer
Welcome Center: Dr. Nina Fenn

Prior to submission to the DAAD:
Once the project and, if applicable, the people involved have been reviewed under export control law, the International Office will obtain the Endorsement by the University Management on your behalf. Therefore, please allow sufficient time (approximately one to two weeks) for the review and approval processes prior the deadline. Please also note that project applications with the Focused Partnerships of the University of Siegen may have priority, whereas projects with other universities may not receive the endorsement by the university management. Please contact the head of department as early as possible for clarification!

At-Risk Doctoral Candidates and Researchers

The Welcome Center coordinates the nomination of the at-risk doctoral candidates for the DAAD's Hilde Domin Program (additional information here). The Research Support Office coordinates application by the University of Siegen for at-risk researchers under the aegis of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, a program of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung (additional information can be found here). Potential hosts for at-risk doctoral candidates can contact Dr. Nina Fenn directly; potential hosts for at-risk researchers should please contac Dr. Nadine Hoffmann directly.

Other Funding Programs

Information about funding opportunities from other selected organizations can also be found in the DAAD grant database. It is organized into grants within German for Incomings at all stages of their career and grants for abroad for Outgoings at all levels of their careers.

The Welcome Center at the University of Siegen is part of the EURAXESS network, which provides general information about funding and hosting opportunities, including advertisement of postings.

The Research Service at the University of Siegen offers personalized information, consulting, support, and coaching in all aspects of research-based project applications to all grant programs offered by the federal and state ministries, the EU within its current framework program for research and innovation, the German Research Foundation (DFG), as well as various foundations such as the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung. The office can also arrange for registration with the FIT (Research, International Affairs, and Transfer) email information service.

Export Controls and Foreign Trade Law

International projects are subject to the export control regulations and foreign trade law. The IO can provide general information about risk assessment related to partnerships and on projects involving embargo states. Ours colleagues from Division 1 (Procurement and Customers) can provide detailed information on export controls.

Hinweise zum Einsatz der Google Suche
Katharina Sommer
Contact by email
AR-SSC 118
Dr. Nina Fenn
Contact by email
AR-SSC 114