Questions about the application process
How do I schedule the X tutorial over the two semesters? Should I offer the same tutorial twice or do the semesters build on each other?
You can offer the same tutorial twice. However, you can also offer a tutorial in the second semester that builds on the tutorial from the first semester. It is your decision. The important thing is that you reflect and elaborate in your project outline which solution makes sense for your project. The timeline must be convincing to the reviewers.
An X-Tutorial initially runs over two semesters. An extension for one or two additional semesters can be applied for later. This application is informal, i.e. it is a simple request to the StuROPx coordination office. Whether an additional semester can be granted depends on the funds available in the respective funding year.
The funding includes the funds for two student assistants or two freelance contracts (40h/month each over 12 months). Therefore, only two persons can be employed. If you would like to offer the tutorial with more than two persons, please name the co-applicants in your project outline. Of course, you can then share the remuneration. And the co-applicants can of course also participate in the qualification program.
Can I also apply for an X-Tutorial if I come from another university, i.e. from a university that is not part of the Berlin University Alliance?
The application for X-Tutorials is initially intended for students from the four partners of the Berlin University Alliance (Freie Universität, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Charité). If you would like to offer your tutorial in tandem, however, it is sufficient if one of the two persons is enrolled at one of the partner institutions. If you would like to offer you tutorial as an individual, you have to prove a connection to one of the four partners of the Berlin University Alliance (Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Charité), e.g., if you are doing your Bachelor's or Master's thesis at one of the four partners
Please note: You must document the institutional link. Like the applicants from the partners of the Berlin University Alliance, you indicate the affiliation on the one hand in the online application form. On the other hand, please fill out the institutional affiliation form.
No, unfortunately this is not possible. The subject-specific mentor must be a tenured professor. This also includes junior or deputy professors. Guest professors, honorary professors or senior professors are not included. The reason for this rule is that you can - if necessary - get better support from a tenured professor in organizational matters (e.g. room booking, credit transfer).
Please note: You can, of course, obtain additional supervision from other persons (e.g. research assistants). You are welcome to include this additional supervision in your project outline.
What is the role of the supervisor in the X-Tutorials, i. e. the role of the professor who has agreed to support the X-Tutorial in the application process?
The professor who agrees to support the project in the application process will provide the tutors with professional advice on the implementation of the X-Tutorial. The professional supervisors are in close contact with the tutors about the project implementation and the processing of the research results of the project. However, the tutors carry out the tutorial on their own. The supervising professor also acts as the person responsible for the module: he or she confirms the successful completion of the X-Tutorial to the participants. In addition, the supervising professor assures the project of his or her support in organizational matters. This concerns the booking of a seminar room, the use of '(laboratory) technology, if applicable, as well as access to the setup of a course on a learning platform, if applicable.