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Gambrinus Fellowship

This fellowship program provides funding for renowned visiting scholars at TU Dortmund University. Potential candidates must be nominated by the Deans of the Faculties or the Directors of Central Scientific Institutions.


Nominations must include the following documents:

  • a letter of support for the candidate
  • the candidate’s scientific biography
  • a calculation of the prospective travel and subsistence expenses 


The program targets the establishment of new contacts. Thus, nominations of international scholars who have never been at TU Dortmund University will be treated with priority.


As a central element of the Gambrinus-Fellowship-Program visiting scholars are required to perform tasks in teaching and research at TU Dortmund University and to give a university-wide lecture. Visiting scholars will be integrated in the nominating faculties which will also provide room and equipment for the stay. It is expected that the respective faculties will cover 30% of the requested funding.

The amount of the individual Gambrinus fellowships will be calculated on the basis of the candidate’s prospective costs for travel and subsistence. Costs for subsistence are based on a daily allowance of 80 EUR. The length of the stay at TU Dortmund University may vary between a few days and several months.

After being granted a Gambrinus-Fellowship the nominating faculty member of TU Dortmund University is required to present the Pro-Rector for Research with a final report on the visiting scholar’s activities and to support the public relations activities regarding the visit. Due to tax regulations written evidence must be provided that the visiting scholar participated in teaching activities at the faculty.


An awards committee headed by the Rector of TU Dortmund University, Prof. Dr. Ursula Gather, and the Pro-Rector for Research, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sadowski, will decide about the nominations. Decisions will be primarily based on the scientific reputation of the candidates.

Nominations of possible candidates for a Gambrinus-Fellowship have to be sent to the Pro-Rector for Research, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sadowski, by 30 April 2018.

Questions can be directed at Dr. Barbara Schneider or Andrea Schöne (International Office).