RUB supports you in integrating international guest researchers into your courses, study programmes and research activities at RUB. We offer different support schemes for this end:
a) Guest researchers who are recruited via DAAD and DFH funding programmes (RUB provides a financial reward and, if applicable, matching funds for successful recruitment),
b) the scholarship programmes of the Research School (ViP, Research Assistant and Ph.D. Exchange),
c) the awarding of various titles to the visiting scientists
On this page you will find information on case a).
In the corresponding University Programme Visiting Professors, RUB announces two different internal funding lines to support the attraction of guest researchers:
Line 1 (Guest Professor Chairs) supports the establishment of guest chairs to which several international academics (at least a doctorate, usually W2 or W3-equivalent professors) are appointed for a minimum period of two years altogether.
Title: Guest professor
Criteria: Acquisition of DAAD funding or third-party funds from other sources to a similar extent, at least three months' stay of the guest researcher at RUB with at least 6 SWS teaching commitment, allocation to a degree programme, no "substitute" of a RUB academic but "added value", clear contribution to the profile and internationalisation of the relevant degree programme.
In the case of DAAD funding, the RUB assumes 30% of the salary costs (on application), i.e. the obligatory institutional contribution required by the DAAD as Matching Funds and pays a premium of 5,000 euros (on application) for each person recruited (also in the case of a self-financed "replica" of a DAAD guest chair, but then without Matching Funds).
Line 2: (Guest Lecturers) supports the individual invitation of at least one scientist with a doctorate.
Title: Guest lecturer
Criteria: As in line 1. (Main difference to line 1 is that line 2 funds individuals and line 1 several persons contributing to the same study programme.)
In the case of DAAD funding, RUB assumes 10% of the salary costs (on application), i.e. the obligatory institutional contribution, as matching funds and (on application) pays 5,000 euros per person recruited (also in the case of a self-financed "copy" of a DAAD guest chair, but then without matching funds).