Research Funding Snacks

Are you looking for funding opportunities but you do not have the time or inclination to read a lot of guidelines and fact sheets? Once a month, the Research Funding Snacks offer a short insight into different funding opportunities and the team of the Research Support answers your questions.

What? The Research Department team provides information about various funding opportunities (in English).

When? The first Thursday of the month, 12-12:30 p.m. (changes due to holidays are possible, see dates given below)

Where? Virtually via Zoom, without registration (Zoom link appears below after login with your ZDV ID).

How? 15 minutes input + 15 minutes Q & A

You can see the slides of sessions on the bottom of the page after login with your ZDV ID.

Programm Research Funding Snacks

November 3, 2022: Funding Programmes for Recruiting International Researchers

There are various funding opportunities to attract outstanding international academics to conduct research and teach at your institute. We will provide an overview of the most significant ones: Henriette Herz Scouting Programm, Humboldt Research Fellowship, Philipp Schwartz-Initiative, Teach@Tübingen, Emmy-Noether Programm, Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (PRIME).

Target group: Professors, Juniorprofessors, Junior group leaders

Elmar Hofman, Iryna Shalagynova, Cornelia Köhler

December 1, 2022: European Research Council: Funding Schemes and Success Factors

ERC grants are among the most attractive and prestigious funding opportunities at European level. Completely bottom-up and excellence as sole criterion, competition is especially high. In this talk we will give you an overview of the most important features and success factors.

Target Group: Postdocs, Professors, Junior Professors

Elisabeth Baier, EU Office

January 12, 2023: Internal Funding Programmes of the Excellence Strategy

We will inform you about the intramural funding opportunities available within the framework of the Excellence Strategy of the University of Tübingen. We offer formats to promote junior researchers (workshops, summer schools, project funding) as well as to enhance a career in economy as an alternative to the academic field (Innovation Grants).

Target Group: Postdocs, Junior professors, Advanced PhDs

Nora von Ameln, Dörte Ißleib, Program Manager Excellence Strategy

February 2, 2023: Funding for Junior Researchers and Eliteprogramm for Postdocs

Two funding options for Postdocs: The Program for the Promotion of Junior Researchers and the Eliteprogramm of the Baden-Württemberg Foundation. We will explain the main characteristics of the funding schemes and the application procedures.

Target Group: Postdocs, Junior professors

Sonja Großmann, Nathalie Walker, Research Support Department

March 2, 2023: Research Data Management

Research always produces data! You cannot write a successful proposal without a Research Data Management plan. We will give you a first overview on Research Data Management and the supporting structures at the University of Tübingen and beyond.

Target group: Professors, Junior Professors, Postdocs

Jennifer Esslinger, Research Data Management Support

March 30, 2023: How to apply for a DFG Individual Research Grant/Sachbeihilfe

The DFG Individual Research Grant (in German: Sachbeihilfe) is the most popular project funding from early postdoc researchers to professors. In its flexible funding modules, you can also raise funding for your own position (Eigene Stelle). We will present the particularities of the funding scheme and inform you about some do's and don'ts in writing the proposal.

Target Group: Professors, Junior Professors, Postdocs

Sonja Großmann and Nathalie Walker, Research Support

May 4, 2023: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA Individual Fellowships offer Postdocs the opportunity to spend 1 to 2 years abroad. We will inform you about the characteristics of the funding scheme and answer your questions on European and Global Fellowships.

Target Group: Postdocs, Advanced PhDs

Christian Vöhringer, EU Office

May 25, 2023: Funding Programmes for Gender Equality

We present the current programmes of the University of Tübingen to support women students and academics (Teaching Equality Programme, Athene Mentoring, Athene Grant and Athene Advanced) and give a brief insight into the field of activity of the Equal Opportunities Office.

Target group: Female Postdocs and Junior Professors

Gender Equality Office

July 6, 2023: Certificate Programmes of the Graduate Academy

The Graduate Academy offers interdisciplinary workshops, consultations and career advice to Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs at the University of Tübingen. Next to this, we also offer three separate certificate programs on "Leadership in Academia, Industry & Society" (Postdocs, English), "Science Communication and Media Competence" (Postdocs, English) and “Science Management” (Postdocs and Doctoral Researchers, German). The certificate programs are year-long programs offering courses and coaching and lead to a certificate that reflects the additional interdisciplinary qualification gained. In this presentation we will shortly present the three programs and what they include, as well as when and how to apply for them.

Target group: Postdocs of the University of Tübingen

Britta Hoyer, Graduate Academy