Five grants for students at HU Berlin

Five travel grants to be awarded to students wishing to attend and present their thesis at the 25th SIICUSP at the University of São Paulo in Brazil


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is expanding the domain of “research-based learning” together with its strategic partner the University of São Paulo (USP) in order to make the achievements of young student researchers more visible on the international stage. For the second year in a row, five grants will be made available for students to attend the USP International Symposium of Undergraduate Research (SIICUSP) in São Paulo, Brazil. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin will thereby enable outstanding students to present their thesis at a prestigious, international symposium and make cross-border contacts with peers and experts in the field. Participation in the symposium will be supplemented by preparatory activities before departure to increase intercultural awareness, a specially tailored accompanying programme on location and individual guidance for how to continue building the student’s research network and developing research perspectives after the trip.



In order to apply, students must

  • be enrolled at HU Berlin,
  • have completed their thesis (bachelor’s or master’s) less than 12 months ago or have already completed at least 50%,
  • be keenly interested in developing the international research cooperation with the University of São Paulo and be able to demonstrate this convincingly,
  • be prepared to produce a poster in English presenting their thesis and attend the preparatory meeting,
  • have advanced English language skills (knowledge of Portuguese is desirable but not required).


Funding amount:

  • HU Berlin will cover the cost of return travel from Berlin to São Paulo
  • HU Berlin will pay for 7 nights’ accommodation in a hotel in São Paulo


Application documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Enrolment approval document
  • Abstract outlining the research topic, methodology and results in English according to template
  • Proof of advanced English language skills
  • Signature or e-mail of recommendation from the thesis supervisor


Application period and schedule:

  • Application period: 21 June – 20 July 2017
  • Notification: 1 – 5 August 2017
  • Intercultural coaching and preliminary meeting: by arrangement in September / October
  • Stay in São Paulo: 22 – 29 October 2017 (group arrival and departure)


 The call for applications ended on 20 July 2017.



Nina Mikolaschek

International Strategy Office
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
Room 2047c
Tel.: +49 30 2093-20088