International Relations

RWTH Aachen – University of Alberta Senior Research Fellowships

The Senior Research Fellowship Program aims to enable and facilitate cooperation in research and education between the RWTH Aachen and the University of Alberta.

Who can apply? 

Postdocs and above from the University of Alberta

Scholarship Amount and Funding Period

  • Minimum of 14 days up to one month (exceptions possible according to prior agreement)
  • Up to 2,500 Euro (approximately 3,800 CAD) per stay/month
  • Single parents, people with chronical illness, and people with a disability may receive additional funding

Purpose of the Fellowship 

  • Conduct joint research projects
  • Present your research at RWTH Aachen
  • Prepare a joint publication and/or a third party funding application
  • Teach a class or hold seminars at RWTH Aachen
  • Stimulate further cooperation between RWTH and UAlberta

Selection Criteria

  • Strategic value for the partnership between RWTH and University of Alberta regarding future joint projects, for example joint supervision of thesis, joint research & publications, applications for third party funding, teaching, subsequent visits and exchange of students

Application Deadlines

  • March 31, 2019 and September 30, 2019; applications are accepted any time of the year though and – if necessary – may be treated as a priority if necessary for the project

Application Documents in English

  • CV with contact information (address, E-Mail)
  • List of recent publications
  • Statement of purpose with reference to the research project, duration of the stay and expected outcome – see “purpose of the fellowship” and “selection criteria”
  • Time schedule with exact days and itinerary
  • Invitation letter from host university: reference to the research project and duration of the stay, expected outcome and future perspectives of cooperation

Application Procedure

Please send your complete application documents as one pdf-file to Mr. Rene Seyfarth at rene.seyfarth@zhv.rwth-aachen.de (Coordinator, Strategic partnerships; RWTH Aachen International Office) and copy to Dr. Alex Kuznetsov at alex.kuznetsov@ualberta.ca (Regional manager (Europe), UAlberta International) before the deadline.