Excellence Initiative

Program for the Promotion of Junior Researchers

Funds are available for research projects carried out at the University of Tübingen as part of the Promotion of Junior Researchers Program.

1.) What are the funds available for?

Start-up financing of innovative projects with good prospects of attaining external third-party funding, particularly those which involve assisting qualified junior researchers to start up independent research projects. This program is aimed at the development of a bigger third-party funding application. It cannot be used as bridging finance to extend the applicant’s job.

2.) What can I apply for?

Total funding per application: max. €35,000

Moreover, the two best-qualified applicants have the opportunity to expand their innovative projects within the RISC program and raise additional funding (see attached info sheet about this program).

3.) Duration

up to 18 months
Funding to start on: 01.10.2019

4.) Who can apply?

Junior researchers with a doctorate at the University of Tübingen,

*The Medical Faculty operates its own Promotion program

5.) Assessment of the Application

The University of Tübingen’s Research Commission will assess applications on the following criteria:

6.) General

Applications are made via an electronic system. In addition, applicants must provide four signed printouts (1 original, 3 copies, stapled and hole-punched) of the entire application (data sheet, project description, appendices), to go via the relevant Dean’s Office to the central administration, Division I, Section 1. (Applications must be signed at the bottom of the data sheet by the relevant Institute director and the Dean).

Deadline: 01.04.2019
The application may be writtem in German or English.

7.) Electronic Application System

Will be available from 01.03.2019 at: https://www.antraege-zv.uni-tuebingen.de/index.php

After you have registered, there are two steps in the application process:

  1. fill out the data sheet(s) online,
  2. upload your project description and appendices as an additional document

8.) Project Description (see 7.2)

Your project description must be no longer than five pages. The project’s innovative and relevant aspects must be made clear. The description must be structured as follows:

The application must be formulated so that even a layman can understand it easily.

The following must accompany your project description:

Your project description must be filed electronically as a document along with the appendices to your application: https://www.antraege-zv.uni-tuebingen.de/index.php

Further information on applications:

Sonja Großmann, Dezernat II.2, (07071 -29 -7 70 33),
E-Mail: sonja.grossmannspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de