UC Berkeley — Hamburg
The partnership between the University of California, Berkeley and Universität Hamburg was established in 2000. The partnership developed from many fruitful informal research contacts into a flourishing cooperation, spanning key research areas and involving most of Hamburg's faculties. UC Berkeley is now regarded a key research partner for Universität Hamburg. Both universities are continuously seeking to intensify their collaboration, and Universität Hamburg is pleased to announce an opportunity for Hamburg doctoral students to spend up to three months at UC Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies (IES). Doctoral students need to find a supervisor for their research stay. Potential supervisors and research fields at UC Berkeley are introduced by the overview “Affiliated Faculty and Lecturers”.
| Applications until: continuous
| Exchange places: 2/year
| Length of stay: 1 to 3 months
| Subject areas: all
| Qualification level: doctoral students
| Scholarship: USD 1,500 discounted administrative fee
Daten & Fakten
Application deadline: continous
Timing: the application must be made in the year before the intended research exchange
Qualification level: graduate students must have completed at least half a year as a PhD student
Subject areas: open to all
Applications: by e-mail (1 pdf-document) to contact person on the right
Required application documents:
- Signed application form
- Description of your research (max. 3 pages, in English)
- CV (in English)
- Letter of recommendation from your research supervisor at Universität Hamburg
- Invitation letter from your research supervisor at UCB (or e-mail correspondence)
Students of UC Berkeley who are interested in applying and participating in the exchange please contact the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley.
For program website at UC Berkeley/ IES click here.
Export control, academic freedom, and in-depth review procedure
The Department of International Affairs helps Universität Hamburg researchers by minimizing the risk of and providing a sound basis for international cooperation. In 2020, Universität Hamburg’s Executive University Board resolved to establish a review process for international cooperation. The University Administration will review funding applications and cooperation agreements with international partners with regard to the upholding of academic freedom and the requirements of the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA). If cooperation topics are relevant to further control rights issues, and if the cooperating institution is located in a country that the Academic Freedom Index (AFI) has listed as restricting academic freedom, an in-depth review procedure will be initiated. Both the first and the in-depth review will be conducted within strictly defined parameters.
Participants will receive visiting scholar status at the partner institution.
Tuition fees: participants do not pay tuition (this does not include fees for credits)
For participants from Universität Hamburg:
- Participants receive a USD 1,000 discount of the USD 2,000 administrative fee at UC Berkeley
- Participants must cover all costs, including the regular DS-2019 processing fee, VSPA University Services fee, Department of Homeland Security SEVIS fee, U.S. Embassy/ Consulate J-1 visa application fee and (discounted) administrative fee
- The visa application process is coordinated by the Institute of European Studies (IES) at UC Berkeley
- Participants will receive their own desk/ workspace and have access to printer, scanner and wifi at the IES
For participants from UC Berkeley:
- Participants receive a fellowship for one to three months of USD 1,000 per month
- Participants must cover all costs associated with their stay at Universität Hamburg, including visa fees and health insurance
- Participants will be provided with necessary information and documents for the visa application process
- Participants will be provided a workspace and access to wifi
After the completion of the exchange, exchange participants are required to hand in a report.
UC Berkeley, Instituite of European Studies
The Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley, seeks to enrich America's understanding of Europe -- its people, developments and challenges -- through the generation and dissemination of distinguished scholarship. As the University's focal point for the study of Europe, IES brings disciplines together to create new cross-disciplinary understandings of European issues and issues related to Europe and its constituent nations. Beautifully located in Moses Hall, at the heart of the Berkeley campus, IES provides guests from Hamburg with working space and an intellectually challenging environment to explore new ideas and research projects. Students will also be encouraged to participate at the Institute’s many activities and to be involved in its research groups.