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CIF Grants: Two Funding Lines

The intention of the CIF’s two funding lines is to support international networking and consolidation of outstanding research projects at the University of Cologne, as well as to stimulate innovative new international cooperation projects with international junior academics.

In accordance with these two core objectives, the CIF makes annual calls for proposals along the following two funding lines.


Application deadline for both: Sept 30th, 2022

1. One-year directorship of the International Research Cluster at CIF (one-year programme) for experienced researchers at the University of Cologne, enabling the realisation of up to 5 internationalisation projects for comprehensive international, possibly also interdisciplinary, networking within the framework of a central research focus.

2. Five (5) CIF Innovative Tandem Collaborations a year to enable international junior researchers to realise a pioneering project, planned in collaboration with a partner based at the University of Cologne, preferably aimed at initiating longer-term collaboration.