Strategic Initiative Funding

At the centre of Strategic Initiative Funding for Internationalisation is the support of individual projects, which enhance the comprehensive cooperation with selected international partners. Moreover, an additional funding criterion is the sustainability potential of the proposed projects.

An application for initiative funding may only be submitted for projects, or the initiation thereof, in collaboration with the international partner institutions (existing and potential profile partners as well as focus areas) listed on the International Strategy Office website.


Eligible partner universities and focus areas

  • Princeton University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Universidade de São Paulo
  • University of Warsaw
  • ELTE Budapest
  • Charles University in Prague
  • Vienna University
  • University of Oxford



Applications for funding may be submitted for the following projects with the partner institutions mentioned above:

  • Research visits
  • Project planning meetings
  • Joint workshops
  • International student and doctoral projects
  • Carrying out an academic event with one or several partner institutions


Additionally, applications for further formats may be made, if it is apparent how these formats comprehensively intensify collaboration with the abovementioned partner institutions.

Eligible for funding:

Travel expenses

  • for a member of Humboldt-Universität staying at a partner institution or
  • for scientists or doctoral candidates of partner institutions staying at Humboldt-Universität


Accommodation expenses

  • for scientists or doctoral candidates of partner institutions staying at Humboldt-Universität


Material expenses (may not exceed the total costs of mobility)

  • Promotional materials
  • Consumables (office supplies etc.)
  • Technical equipment and catering are not eligible for funding



During the call for project proposals that will potentially be funded jointly with our profile partners Princeton University, Universidade de São Paulo and the National University of Singapore, applications for the strengthening of partnerships with said universities in Strategic Initiative Funding are only approved under special circumstances. Please apply with your project proposal for joint funding of your project, preferably during this time ( All members of Humboldt-Universität are eligible to apply. The maximum funding available is €4,000.


Application & summary report

Please download the forms and follow the current instructions for filling out PDF forms.

Application Form (PDF)


Following completion of the funding period, a final report must be submitted within four weeks. To do so, please use the following form:

Summary Report Form (PDF)



Aleksandra Laski

International Strategy Office
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10099 Berlin
Room 2046
Tel.: +49 30 2093-20084