Berkeley-FU Berlin Mobility Fund (faculty/lecturers/staff)

Freie Universität Berlin was founded in 1948 by professors and students, in response to the persecution faced by students who took a critical eye of the system at Universität Unter den Linden, at that time located in the Soviet sector of the divided city. The idea of founding a free university found widespread support in the international community, including financial support. This outpouring of aid helped pave the way for Freie Universität to become a university with an outstanding international reputation. Today, FU Berlin is among Germany’s strongest higher education institutions in terms of research. Some 41,000 students from more than 130 nations study on the university’s park-like campus in the Dahlem district in one of more than 170 study programs. Freie Universität Berlin performed successfully three times in the German government’s Excellence competition for universities. Freie Universität is a full-spectrum university, comprising twelve schools and three interdisciplinary Central Institutes that together offer more than 150 different academic programs in a broad range of disciplines.

Award amount: The program covers a contribution to travel costs of €1.500 and a daily allowance of €160 per day for five days of mobility plus 2 travel days, paid upon arrival on the first day of mobility.

Eligibility:

Faculty and Lecturers:

IES is pleased to announce a teaching opportunity for UC Berkeley faculty and lecturers in all fields offered by FU Berlin in the context of the Erasmus+ Mobility Program. The teaching activity must comprise a minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week. Applicants must provide an invitation letter by a FUB host and must have agreed in advance on the program of the activities to be delivered prior to the start of the mobility period.

Academic Staff and Librarians:

IES is pleased to announce a training opportunity for UC Berkeley staff in the context of the Erasmus+ Mobility Program. Erasmus+ Training mobility supports the professional development of higher education institution staff in the form of training events abroad (excluding conferences) and job shadowing/observation periods/workshops or courses, including practical training at the partner institution. Applicants must provide an invitation letter by a FUB host and must have agreed in advance on the activities to be undertaken prior to the start of the mobility period.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. A signed confirmation letter from your host at FU Berlin, indicating the duration of your stay
  2. A short CV (max 2 pages)
  3. A two-page application letter, with a short description of your planned teaching or training program. Proposals should address the following points:

    Faculty/Lecturers (Teaching Program):

    • Overall objectives of the mobility
    • Content of teaching program
    • Added value of the mobility (in the context of the innovation and internationalization strategies of the institutions involved)
    • Expected outcomes and impact (e.g. on the professional development of the teaching staff member and on the competences of students at both institutions)


    Academic Staff and Librarians (Training Program):

    • Overall objectives of the mobility
    • Training activities to be carried out
    • Added value of the mobility (in the context of the innovation and internationalization strategies of the institutions involved)
    • Expected outcomes and impact (e.g. on the professional development of the staff member and on both institutions)

Deadline: Fall semester: October 1 / Spring semester: March 1

For more information about the partnership between FU Berlin and UC Berkeley, please contact the Department of International Affairs, Ms. Stefanie Ritter and her team at stefanie.ritter@fu-berlin.de

With questions, contact ies@berkeley.edu.