Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS)

KiNSIS Funds for Lab Exchange

The priority research area KiNSIS funds four travel grants per year, each worth of 2000 €, for postdoctoral researchers with temporal contract and W1 professors without tenure track to increase their mobility, visibility and to strengthen their network within the scientific community. The money has to be spent within one year. Afterwards, a final report in form of a short presentation at a KiNSIS retreat or a general assembly of KiNSIS on scientific achievements during this stay should be given.

Dates, Proponents and Eligibility:

  • There is one call per year. The deadline for applications is 1st March. The decision will be announced on 1st April.
  • Eligible are postdocs working within the group of a KiNSIS member with temporal contract or W1 professors without tenure track in the research area of KiNSIS.
  • Successful proponents cannot apply again for this specific kind of support.

Formal details:

A proposal MUST be formatted (in one document):

  • Language: English
  • A maximum of 2 pages, including figures, but excluding references, staffing, work plan etc
  • A4 page format, font: Arial, 11pt, line spacing: 1.5, Border Top/Left/Right/Bottom 2.5/ 2.5/ 2.5/ 2.0cm
  • CV (max. 2 pages)
  • Letter of intention of institution abroad

Goals and criteria:

Proposals should address how the funding should affect the following points (at least three of six must be addressed):

  • Improve the proponent’s independent research profile
  • Extend national & international scientific network & collaborations
  • Increase scientific visibility within the peer-group by contributing to national and international conferences/workshops
  • Increase international scientific working experience
  • Generate peer-reviewed international publications
  • Widen the spectra of future fields of scientific interest and collaboration partners


Based on the criteria listed above, the KiNSIS board together with one representative of the early career researchers will decide about funding the project.

The deadline for applications is March 1st. Please send your proposals to Dr.-Ing. Julia Jedtberg





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