Student Research Funding
Research projects are not only something for researchers who have already completed their studies. It is also possible for students to conduct their own research ideas! The University of Münster supports them with two funding programmes:
Santander Mobility Fund
*New: WWU doctoral students can apply now!*
Students can apply for the funding of resarch visits (abroad), which gives them the opportunity to research at guest institutes (up to three months) or attend conferences as part of their studies or final thesis. In this way, students can establish contacts with renowned research groups or gain first conference experience. After the stay, students present their results and experiences in a format of science communication which they have proposed in their application.
The Santander Mobility Fund is financed by “Santander Universities“, a division of Santander Bank. Since 2013, "Santander Universities" has funded various projects for internationalisation as well as the promotion of junior researchers at WWU Münster.
More information on the Santander Mobility Fund
Student Research Projects
The programme " Student Research Projects " of the Rectorate of Münster University supports students in the conduction of (first) own research project during their studies. The programme supports projects that are initiated and carried out by students. The projects should be innovative and academically informed; ideally, projects initiate research cooperations. The programme enables the implementation of a wide variety of formats: Research stays (abroad), lab projects as well as (student) conferences, workshops or summer schools. It is important that projects are clearly distinguishable from one's doctoral, professional or academic pursuits.
Please find more information the Student research projects here.