Call for Application for Santander International Exchange Grants at the University Of Bonn - Germany

Starting March 7, 2023 - Ending March 7, 2024

Santander International Exchange Grants aim to support doctoral students in building international networks and raising their academic profile.

Who can apply?

Doctoral students from all disciplines are eligible to apply, provided they have not yet completed their doctorate with their thesis defense.


Funding is awarded for research stays with a duration of 1 to 3 months at a foreign partner university or in a priority country as well as for stays of doctoral students from the mentioned regions at the University of Bonn.


The funding includes the following services:

  • Outward and return travel allowance of €1,125 for stays up to 12 months.
  • Subsistence allowance of 1,200 €/month for stays in Bonn
  • Research grant of € 300 per month (e.g., for conference costs, language courses, consumables)
  • Family benefits for accompanying spouses or partners and / or children.


Selection Criteria:

  • Quality of the research project and relevance of the stay for the realization of the project.
  • Relevance for international networking and raising of the academic profile of the applicant.
  • Involvement of the applicant in the host institution (e.g., participation in teaching and research activities as well as knowledge transfer).
  • Academic CV of the applicant.


An application includes the following documents:


To apply, please submit the following documents using this link;


Please note that applications are assessed by an interdisciplinary committee and should therefore also be understandable for non-specialists.  Family obligations, parental leave, illnesses and other well-founded time-outs are taken into account. Please explain possible interruptions in your application.


The research stay must commence within one year upon the call deadline. Funding cannot be approved retrospectively; this means the start of the research stay applied for cannot be prior to the call deadline.


Application deadline is July 15, 2023.


In case of any questions relating to the call, please get in touch with Dr. Robert Radu,