University internal structural funding

[Translate to English:] Struktur

The University of Erfurt's core concerns are the promotion of internal networking between (young) scientists from different departments and institutions and the establishment of structures that also serve to initiate third-party funded projects. The funding formats of "structural funding" therefore support cooperating scientists or structures that are in the planning or already established in order to (further) develop or establish medium to long-term, mostly interdisciplinary research programmes. In this context, the support and institution serves to apply for research projects within the framework of third-party funding. In addition to financial support from university funds - based on standardized application procedures, some of which are subject to time limits - the Research and Graduate Service offers individual advice and strategic support for application projects, groups and networks.

Research Groups

The "Research Group" funding format is aimed at university teachers. Research groups serve to network several scientists at the University of Erfurt and their thematic research interests, which can be structurally combined in a research programme. A research group jointly pursues long-term projects (collaborative projects), the development and acquisition of research projects and the establishment of collaborations. They contribute to the strategic research orientation of the university.

Research groups can be established for up to three years at a time. Once established, they have the possibility of receiving an annual budget of up to 10,000 euros. Under special conditions, research groups can apply for the funding of coordination staff

APPLICATION AND ESTABLISHMENT

Up to twice a year, a deadline for applications is published. The next deadline is expected to be 31.12.2020. The institution will be established after the application has been reviewed by the Research and Graduate Service based on a vote of the Senate Committee for Research and Graduate Development by the Presidium.

Further information, leaflets and forms can be found under  Research Service.

Research Units

The "Research Units" funding format is aimed at university teachers and postdocs. Research units serve to establish individual projects of one or two scientists at the University of Erfurt and to develop and recruit smaller research projects. Medium to long-term projects should be bundled in the research centre. In addition, cooperations can be established or expanded and members can be associated.

Research units are established on a permanent basis. They do not receive basic financial support, but may apply for preferential treatment within the framework of other forms of internal university support.

APPLICATION AND ESTABLISHMENT

A research unit is established by the Presidium through notification via the Research and Graduate Service.

Please contact the Research and Graduate Service for an announcement.

Further information, leaflets and forms can be found under  Research Service.

Research Networks

The "Research Networks" funding format is aimed at university teachers and university staff. Research networks serve to bundle research topics or the long-term, joint processing of a spectrum of questions from a topic area with the participation of cooperating scientists at the University of Erfurt. The aim is to strengthen cooperation(s) and (further) develop joint research projects.

Scientists who would like to establish themselves as a group but have not yet defined a joint framework programme can apply for and maintain the official status of a "(research) network". However, research networks can also already have a Framework Programme and have been transferred from research groups formerly funded by the university or by third-party funds.

APPLICATION AND ESTABLISHMENT

The application for a research network is based on an application for the establishment of a research network at the University of Erfurt, which must be submitted to the Presidium via the Research and Graduate Service. The Presidium then decides on the formal establishment of a new research network.

Research networks can be established at any time.

Further information, leaflets and forms can be found under  Research Service.

Early stage Researcher networks

The funding opportunity is intended to give young researchers the opportunity to implement already planned networking meetings (workshops/small group meetings) or to launch networking initiatives. These can be internal, regional, national or international. The funding serves as an impetus for young researchers to establish their own networks in the medium and long term and, based on this, to seek third-party funding for a young researchers' network (e.g. from the DFG).

Upon application, networks or network initiatives can be supported with a maximum of 800 euros per year. The funds are available for workshop or conference costs, travel expenses and, if applicable, for fee contracts of invited guests. Meal costs and daily allowances cannot be financed.

The support is initially granted for 12 months. Further funding is possible.

APPLICATION AND AWARDING

Applications can be submitted at any time.

The award decision is made after the application has been reviewed by the Research and Graduate Service by a vote of a member of the Senate Committee for Research and Graduate Development.

Further information, leaflets and forms can be found underGraduate Service.

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