Start-up funding as part of the annual Exchange Program 2020

15/06/2020 | News

As part of the SFB1399, the central coordination office supports an exchange program with our two partner Universities - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge and Stanford University, California

Due to the current travel restrictions for 2020, we would like to advertise this year's exchange funds as a start-up funding for applicants who plan to stay abroad in 2021 at either the MIT or Stanford University. The funds can be used as start-up financing for a joint project with the partner universities and can be spent as consumables. Three projects are funded with a total funding of € 1,600 each.


Applicant requirements

  • PhD students and PostDocs associated with the SFB1399
  • Project start in 2020

Submission documentation

  • Letter of motivation (including full contact details)
  • Project description (2 pages), including:

-      background rationale and topic summary

-      specific aims (project hypothesis, experiment strategy, working plan)

-      literature

  • Current CV
  • Confirmation of the exchange institution (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA (MIT) / Stanford University, California, USA) – Email is sufficient

Application process

  • Submit your application to info[at]
  • Deadline is the 10th July 2020
  • Only complete applications (including all necessary attachments) will be considered
  • Multiple applications are not possible

Selection process

An expert committee decides on the suitability of the applicant for the program based on various criteria.

We look forward to your application!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.