Research Funding Snacks

Are you looking for funding opportunities for Postdocs 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 for Postdocs (in English).

When? The first Thursday of the month, 12:00-12:30 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.

Programme Research Funding Snacks

October 12, 2023: Support of Innovation measures at the University of Tübingen (Note: Date has changed!)

InnoSparks and Innovation Grants

  • With our InnoSparks idea competition, we want to inspire all employees of the university for the topic of innovation.
  • The university's own Innovation Grant funding program is aimed specifically at postdocs. Their projects should hold the probability of being transferred within a two-year funding period.

Dr. Nora von Ameln, Industry Liaison Office

November 9, 2023: How to Write a Research Proposal

We will provide a short introduction to writing a research proposal. This talk will cover the most common topics that come up when devising a proposal (research idea, identifying the right programme, creating the financial plan). It is especially helpful for researchers who are new to writing proposals.

Target group: Postdocs

Dr. Sonja Großmann, Dr. Marion Jäger, Dr. Nathalie Walker, Research Support

December 7, 2023: Stibet Scholarship and Workshops for PhDs / Summer & Winter Schools for Postdocs

Workshops and Summer/Winter Schools: Within the framework of the Excellence Strategy, Workshops (only for PhD students) and Summer & Winter Schools (only for Postdocs) are funded. The aim of both funding formats is to expand the interdisciplinary and international networking of young researchers in addition to their scientific and methodological skills.

Stibet Scholarships for Non-EU PhD Students: There are 3 types of short term scholarships for non-EU PhD students at the University of Tübingen: „PhD Completion Scholarships“, „Engagement Scholarships“ and „Equal Opportunities Scholarships“. We will introduce the different types of scholarships and explain who can apply for it and under which conditions.

Target group: PhD students and Postdocs

Dr. Dörte Ißleib (Industry Liaison Office), Dr. Britta Hoyer (Graduate Academy)

January 11, 2024: 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

February 1, 2024: 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

Dr. Sonja Großmann, Dr. Nathalie Walker, Research Support

March 14, 2024: The European Research Council: Funding Schemes and Success Factors (Please note: Date has changed!)

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

April 4, 2024: How to Apply for a DFG Individual Research Grant

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

Dr. Sonja Großmann, Dr. Nathalie Walker, Research Support

May 2, 2024: Marie Skłodowska 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

Dr. Christian Vöhringer, EU Office

June 6, 2024: Offers of the Graduate Academy

The Graduate Academy offers a targeted program for postdoctoral researchers – the Researcher Development Program (RDP). Within the RDP we offer a range of transdisciplinary workshops focusing on topics such as leadership and career development that are free of charge for Postdocs at the University of Tübingen and the Tübingen Research Campus. Additionally, individual coaching and counselling opportunities are offered as well as 3 different certificate programs. We will introduce the program of the Graduate Academy as well as how to sign up and take part in the offers.

Dr. Britta Hoyer, Dr. Marisa Köllner, Graduate Academy

July 4, 2024: The Startup Center of the University at your service

Whether you are looking for feedback on your startup idea from your studies or research, want to apply for startup funding, have an innovative idea and would like to evaluate its business model or are looking for support in developing a viable business model, the Startup Center offers various workshops and services to support innovation and you on your way to possibly become a founder. Want to find out more about our services? Then join the research snack session on July 4th.

Sandra Gässler, Startup Center