As part of its support for research, the University of Erfurt offers its scientists advice and assistance with applications and a matching fund for strategic projects as well as support instruments from university budgets. Formats are offered for all status groups - from doctoral students to university lecturers. The various funding instruments are intended to bundle and financially support concrete ideas and initiatives for individual or collaborative projects as well as to promote university internal research structures in further networking. The primary aim is to support research ideas and projects within the framework of university priorities at an early stage and thus to open up new and innovative fields of research. The university's research priorities are to be strengthened in the long term and within this framework, the impetus for successful acquisition of third-party funding is made possible.