A central development goal of the University of Rostock is the promotion of interdisciplinarity. By bundling various scientific disciplines, the dissolution of original subject boundaries and the close interdisciplinary exchange of scientists offers research at the University of Rostock an expanded scientific potential.
With the establishment of the Interdisciplinary Faculty, four profile-forming research priorities of the University of Rostock were organized in the departments "Life, Light, Matter", "Maritime Systems", "Ageing of the Individuals and Society" and "Knowledge - Culture - Transformation".
For the sustainable implementation of the interdisciplinary idea of the University of Rostock the personal competences of the researchers are crucial. The acquisition of necessary skills is part of the qualification of scientists at an early stage of their careers. A basic understanding of science, clear communication, reciprocal concession as well as trust and the ability to criticize are among the basic elements for successful interdisciplinary cooperation.
The Mare Balticum Fellowship Programme combines elements to promote interdisciplinarity with elements for the promotion of young scientists. Therefor, the Fellowship programme promotes guest stays (up to 3 months) by national and international researchers. With the application, the conception of a series of events for young scientists is connected. The development of the event offers is carried out in collaboration with the guest researcher (subject-specific competences) and, if necessary, with the Graduate Academy (interdisciplinary competences). Applicants are scientists of the University of Rostock, who are members of the Interdisciplinary Faculty. The project leaders and guest researchers can in turn use their stay at the University of Rostock for scientific exchange as well as for strengthening joint research activities and project plans.
The next call for the Mare Balticum Fellowship Programme is planned for October 2019.
In 2019/2020 twelve guest researchers will be welcomed at the University of Rostock:
During their stay, the Mare Balticum fellows will offer courses comprising transdisciplinary modules or elements which will be of interest to a broad target group of doctoral candidates and postdocs at the University of Rostock.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For general questions about the Mare Balticum Fellowship Programme, you can look into our questionnaire. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us.
SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
Please submit your application online via the application portal.
Vice-Rector of Research and Knowledge Transfer
Prof. Dr. Udo Kragl
Phone: +49 381 498-1002
Interdisciplinary Faculty (INF)
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Köhling
Phone: +49 381 498 8900