Funding Programmes and Initiatives for Internationally Mobile Postdocs

Funding Programmes and Initiatives for Internationally Mobile Postdocs

Perceived Impacts on Individuals, Institutions and Society - An exploratory study
Hans-Dieter Daniel, Jana Bobokova, Rüdiger Mutz

ISBN 978-3-86856-024-4

DOI: 10.53174/UZH/0208/2021

276 Seiten, Open-Access-Book, 150 Tabellen, 32 Abbildungen

Band 10 der Reihe edition Wissenschaftsmanagement

What are the impacts of long-term international mobility funded by selected initiatives and programmes of the Volkswagen Foundation and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation that postdoctoral researchers of all academic fields and their hosts perceive at various levels, and how sustainable is the cooperation between former fellows, hosts and host countries?

The focus of the study was not limited to positive benefits and aspects of added value but it explored the whole range of impacts, including the negative ones. Moreover, the impacts were investigated from two perspectives, namely that of the fellows and that of their hosts. Finally, neither a comparison of the programmes and initiatives, nor of the foundations, nor an evaluation of the effectiveness or performance of the funding was intended.