The new internal funding program UP Reconnect enables Potsdam scientists and institutes to invite their international research alumni back to the University of Potsdam for a short stay and thus strengthen their cooperation network. The funding includes a travel allowance, the amount is calculated depending on the country of departure.
If funding is approved, a travel allowance is covered by a flat rate depending on the country of departure. The minimum duration of the stay is 7 days, but the stay can also extend over a longer period and be reimbursed accordingly by the lump sum on a pro rata basis. Payment of the lump sum will be made after the stay upon presentation of the relevant reimbursable receipts. For the sustainability of the funded research meeting, it is recommended in any case to plan further activities and projects beyond the 7 days and to supplement them with further third-party funding. After completion of the funding, a short final report on the activities carried out is requested (approx. 1-2 pages).
Amount of the grant: Travel allowance staggered according to the country of origin plus accommodation allowance in Potsdam.
Funding is provided without a fixed application deadline as long as the annually allocated funding is available. However, applications for a planned research stay should be submitted at least 2 months before the start of the stay.
German or English language applications are submitted by the host at the University of Potsdam using the online form below.
The following documents must be submitted with the application:
Campus Neues Palais
House 8, Room 1.13
University of Potsdam
Am Neuen Palais 10
Tel.: +49 331 977-1038, -1898 oder -1865