Global Glimpse

Outgoing Fellowship Program

Short term-stays abroad for early career researchers and staff from teaching and administration as part of the Global Glimpse funding program.

The purpose of the Global Glimpse funding program is to deepen cooperation with international partners, strengthen individual competencies, build sustainable international networks with universities and research institutions abroad, and implement innovative projects and initiatives across the university.

Funding areas


e.g. joint publications, making use of existing infrastructure at the partner institution, drafting joint third-party project applications, prototype development 


e.g. planning and implementation of joint courses, media/didactic exchange, development of a double degree program 

Knowledge transfer and “third mission” activities

e.g. deepening networks with business and industry, networking with startup stakeholders, public engagement, policy advice

Practical exchange

in areas such as quality assurance, university communications, project/university management, student advisory resource efficiency, administration, digitalization; in the form of internships, job shadowing, training, workshops etc. 

This funding includes a grant for outgoing mobility, offering reimbursement for expenses in adherence with the travel guidelines of the University of Stuttgart [German only] and the regulations stipulated in the State Travel Expenses Act (LRKG). In addition, per diem and overnight allowances can be granted, which are calculated in accordance with the current Federal Administrative Regulation for Daily Allowances and Overnight Allowances Abroad (ARVVwV). If the stay at the same location lasts longer than 14 days (excluding outward and return travel days), the daily allowance abroad will be reduced by 25% from the 15th day onwards (LRKG §12 paragraph. 6). Travel to scientific conferences held abroad can only be funded in exceptional cases, for example if the conference is part of a bigger concept. 

Kindly include an estimate of your funding needs and a detailed plan for fund utilization with your application. The precise grant amount depends upon available funds and the volume and breadth of applications received.

[Photos: W. Scheible, Uli Regenscheit / University of Stuttgart]

*In justified cases, the length of stay may deviate from the time periods stated above.

Doctoral students and researchers in early career phases (postdoctoral researchers, including W1 professors) at the University of Stuttgart ("Early Career Fellowships") and Employees of the University of Stuttgart in teaching, academic support or administrative positions ("Practitioner Fellowships")

Please note: The person receiving funding must be primarily employed at the University of Stuttgart. Persons from groups not explicitly mentioned above whose projects align with the funding objectives can also apply. W3 professors cannot receive funding through this program.

The program is open to all destination countries. Countries, regions and organizations that are currently subject to an embargo or a ban on cooperation are excluded.

The funding decision is based primarily on the potential for networking, the quality of existing and planned contacts and activities, and the feasibility of the project. Projects that contribute to the strengthening of sustainable or strategically important partnerships and networks are especially welcomed. The goals and schedule of the project must be coordinated in advance with the host institution.

  • Application:
    • Description of the project and the expected output
    • Outline of existing ties to the host, contacts and preliminary work, potential for networking and concept of how to make new connections visible and sustainable
    • Endorsement by supervisor (not required for independent junior research group leaders and W1 professors)
  • Informal written confirmation from the host (e.g. email)

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please send your application as a PDF file via Email at least 3 months before your intended travel date.

The Rectorate takes its funding decision on the basis of a recommendation by the Steering Committee Internationalization (SCI). The selection takes place twice per semester (coinciding with SCI meetings).

We expect funded fellows to publish a short personal report about their stay abroad in a freely chosen format (e.g. blog post, video, image, illustration, article, chat interview, short report – be creative!) within 3 months of their return. Please contact us beforehand to discuss the format of your report.

The University of Stuttgart reserves the right to use these contributions for (online) communication purposes. This allows us to offer insights into the range of experiences, knowledge and networks created by international mobility, while at the same time motivating other researchers and employees to network internationally.

The program is financed through funds from the university allowance (UP31/1) raised in the context of the Clusters of Excellence.


This image shows Silke Wieprecht

Silke Wieprecht

Prof. Dr.

Vice Rector for Diversity and Internationalization

This image shows Katharina Wilhelm

Katharina Wilhelm


Personal Assistant to the Vice Rector for Diversity and Internationalization

This image shows Ora Bukoshi

Ora Bukoshi


Scientific Assistant to the Rector

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