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Funding line 1: "Journeys to conferences"

Maximum amount of funding per application1,500 €
Description of the measures to be supportedTravel aid for international scientific conferences with accepted contribution
Type of supportSubsidy for participation fees, travel and accommodation costs
Eligible applicants

PhD academic and artistic staff members of the KU as well as academic and artistic staff members who are therefore doctoral students accepted at the KU

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Funding line 2: "Conference Organization"

Maximum amount of funding per applicationPossible addition to "matching funds" up to the amount of other third-party funds already raised, up to a maximum of € 3,500
Description of measures to be supportedAid to the conference organization and meeting execution
Type of supportPartial grants for room rental, student and scientific assistants, material costs (eg printing costs for press and public relations, copies, postage), expense allowance for invited external speakers (travel and accommodation costs only)
Eligible applicantsAll (junior) professors; PhD academic and artistic staff members of the KU
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Funding line 3: "Participation in Extarnal Professional Development Program in Specialist Fields"

Maximum amount of funding per application1,000 €
Description of the measures to be supportedAid for participation in training
Type of supportParticipation fees, travel and accommodation costs
Eligible applicantsPhD academic and artistic staff members of the KU as well as academic and artistic staff members who are therefore doctoral students accepted at the KU
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Funding line 4: "Small Project Funding"

Maximum amount of funding per application5,000 €
Description of the measures to be supportedSpecific preparatory and exploratory work (in particular preliminary, evaluation and feasibility studies, experiments, pre-tests or sample surveys as well as trips for the purpose of networking and project initiation) in preparation for a concrete third-party research application planned in the foreseeable future.
Type of supportMaterial, travel and personnel costs for student assistants or academic staff positions
Eligible applicantsAll (junior) professors; PhD academic and artistic staff members of the KU as well as academic and artistic staff members who are therefore doctoral students accepted at the KU
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Funding line 5: "Start-up Funding for Research Project"

Maximum amount of funding per application15,000 €
Description of the measures to be supportedPreparation of third-party funding applications
Type of supportMaterial, travel and personnel costs for student/academic assistants or scientific staff
Eligible applicants(Junior) professors; PhD academic and artistic staff members of the KU as well as academic and artistic staff members who are therefore doctoral students accepted at the KU
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Funding line 6: "Start-up Funding for Joint Project"

Maximum amount of funding per application37,500 €
Description of the measures to be supportedPreparation of comprehensive third-party funding applications / joint projects
Type of supportMaterial and travel expenses for obtaining information or coordination with researchers elsewhere; Personnel funds for scientific and student assistants or scientific staff
Eligible applicantsThird-party experienced professors of KU
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Funding line 7: "Exploration of Profiling and/or New Fields of Research"

Maximum amount of funding per application75,000 €
Description of the measures to be supportedSupport of a pilot project
Type of supportMaterial, travel and personnel costs for student/scientific assistants or scientific staff positions
Eligible applicantsKU professors, who are particularly well-known in science and research
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Funding line 8: "Reduction of Teaching Hours"

Maximum amount of funding per application2 semester hours (SWS) for one semester
Description of the measures to be supportedCompensate for reductions in teaching load by awarding teaching assignments
Type of supportCosts for teaching assignments
Eligible applicantsAll (junior) professors and permanent private lecturers of the KU
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Funding line 9: "Grants for Fellows and Scholarship Holders and Visiting Researchers"

Maximum amount of funding per application5,000 €
Description of the measures to be supportedInfrastructural support for external fellows, scholarship holders and visiting researchers with a temporary research stay at the KU
Type of supportMaterial and travel expenses
Eligible applicantsFaculties and institutions (e.g. centres) of the KU
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Funding line 10: "Fellowship for KU Visiting Scholars"

Attention: Each faculty or institution of the KU may only submit one application per year! (Application deadline: 15th Oktober)

Maximum amount of funding per application25,000 € for usually 3 to 6 months
Description of the measures to be supportedFunding to invite a professor as a visiting professor or a junior researcher with a habilitation or an equivalent qualification as a KU Visiting Scholar to support the relevant faculty or institution in current research activities.
Type of the supportStaff costs for the guest or fellow including travel and departure costs
Eligible applicantsFaculties or institutions (e.g. centres) of the KU
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Funding line 11: "Active Retired Professors"

Maximum amount of funding per application5,000 € for one year
Description of the measures to be supportedInfrastructure support
Type of support
Material, travel and personnel costs for student/scientific assistants or scientific staff positions
Eligible applicantsFaculties of the KU
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