Baden-Württemberg/North Carolina Faculty Mobility Program

In light of the successful cooperation between Baden-Württemberg and North Carolina, it is intended to place more focus on the collaboration between researchers in the future. Therefore, the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg offers grants for travel expenses for short research stays, which are intended to help establish new collaborations and strengthen existing partnerships.

15 October 2023 is the application deadline for an exchange in 2024. For more information, please read the call for applications below!

Faculty Exchange Alumni since 2022
Florian Keusch hat eine Glatze und einen rothaarigen Bart. Er trägt eine schwarz umrandete Brille und einen grauen Wollpullover.

I am very grateful for the support of my research stay at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through the BW/NC Faculty Mobility Program. The Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, the world's oldest university-based social research institute, was a perfect host. During my stay, I was able to discuss my current research on innovative methods of quantitative data collection with renowned experts and took away new ideas but also many new contacts for future research projects from North Carolina.

Prof. Florian Keusch, School of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim / Credit: Katrin Glückler
Prof. Giovanni DeCarne hat kurze dunkle Haare. Er trägt eine schwarzumrandete Brille und ein weißes Hemd.

The BW/NC Faculty Mobility Program allowed me to share my experience and ideas with researchers at the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC). This was a starting point for future collaborations where we will exchange researchers, explore new ideas, and strengthen the scientific relation between KIT and UNCC.

Prof. Giovanni De Carne, Institute for Technical Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / Credit: Markus Breig

The BW/NC Faculty and Mobility Program enabled me to spend time at the German Departments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University in fall 2023. The exchange with German Studies colleagues and graduate students about current research projects, challenges, tasks and potentials of the subject on both sides of the Atlantic was very enriching – and it offers the best conditions for establishing cooperation between our universities.


Prof. Thomas Wortmann, School of Humanities, University of Mannheim

The long-standing cooperation between the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in the field of energy transition is inspiring. Our excellent research infrastructures, interdisciplinary collaboration and pleasant working atmosphere enable productive research on the resilience of sustainable energy systems from different perspectives.

Sadeeb Ottenburger, Institute for Thermal Energy Technology and Safety (ITES), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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