“Shared classroom” funding programme

funded by the Dr Karl-Helmut Eberle Foundation

Application deadline: 22 June 2017

The “shared classroom” project for computer-supported teaching is funded by the Dr Karl-Helmut Eberle Foundation. It enables university teachers to work with international partners to design new e-learning formats (e.g. flipped classrooms) for lectures or other learning contexts and to hold them (simultaneously) at several universities.


  • Expanding digital teaching at the University of Konstanz; 
  • setting up additional, complementary courses in areas where the university is unable to provide professorships or courses of its own;
  • strengthening international teaching partnerships.

Target group

We accept applications from all members of the University of Konstanz teaching staff as well as organisational units responsible for the administration of teaching at the university, e.g. departments, faculties and central institutions. We welcome joint and cross-departmental applications.

Funding amount

For the time being, the programme will support two pilot projects. Up to 50,000 euros are available to relieve and support the participating lecturers, plus an additional 15,000 euros in travel grants.

Application process

Process for awarding funding

We take into account several factors when assessing your application (including its innovative potential, impact, applicability and transfer, methodological and thematic value, didactic concept). Generally, your application must meet all four of the following criteria:

  1. It contains all the relevant information, is clearly structured and well-explained.
  2. Your course complements existing offerings and can completed as part of at least one study programme at the University of Konstanz.
  3. Your project can be implemented using the university’s existing IT infrastructure.
  4. Please consult with your dean of studies prior to submitting your application and gain his or her approval for the planned course(s).

All applications are reviewed by the Committee on Curricular Affairs and Life-Long Learning (ALW). The ALW then submits a recommendation to the Rectorate, which takes the final decision on funding.


Your application should include the following information:

  1. a brief summary of the project as well as a didactic concept and information on impact, applicability and transfer, methodological and/or thematic value, technical implementation
  2. a description of the kind of partnership you are seeking to establish (relevance for and information on previous partnerships, if applicable)
  3. information on sustainability
  4. time and finance plan

Please submit your application electronically to the Vice-rector for Academic Affairs via your department. The deadline is 22 June 2017.

Support services

Media-didactic support during the planning phase:

Lena Reichmann
Academic Staff Development, University didactics team, phone: +49 7531 88 -5469

Technical support:

Andreas Urra
KIM – Lecture recording, phone: +49 7531 88 -4774