The internal research funding (proFOR+) at the KU is primarily intended to support (junior) professors and scientific and artistic staff of the KU in applying for third-party funded research projects. In addition, the funding lines provide the necessary freedom and sufficient resources for the preparation and implementation of research activities. A special focus is on the targeted promotion of early-career researchers to enable them to carry out research independently at an early stage in their research careers,
If you require signatures of the University Management for your research proposal, please contact the ZFF at least 4 weeks before submitting the application and submit all prepared application documents to the ZFF (completed original forms, financial calculations, etc.)!
Funding is available for travel to international scientific conferences and meetings. Applicants should make an active contribution (poster, lecture, etc.) at scientific conferences. Their contribution should have been selected in a competitive procedure.
Eligible applicants: (Junior) professors, scientific staff
Funding amount: up to € 2,000
With this funding line, the KU supports the organization and realization of scientific events as to enable the dissemination and discussion of research topics and projects of the KU in the (technical) scientific community.
Eligible applicants: (Junior) professors, post-doctoral research assistants
Prerequisite for proFOR+ funding: third-party funding already raised for the conference, supplemented by proFOR+ funding
Funding amount: up to 5,000 €.
This funding line supports doctoral candidates and staff members of the KU to acquire the methodological knowledge necessary for their qualification and their own research activities, unless these methodological training courses are offered at the KU itself.
Eligible applicants: (Junior) professors, research assistants with and without doctoral degree
Funding amount: up to € 2,000
This funding line can be used to fund smaller measures that serve in particular to promote networking and project initiation, to supplement or conclude ongoing third-party funded research projects, to prepare a concrete third-party funded research proposal planned in the foreseeable future, or to complete an externally reviewed scientific publication.
Eligible applicants: (Junior) professors, postdoctoral research assistants
Maximum grant amount: € 5,000
This funding line supports the initiation, preparation and elaboration of larger and more complex applications for the acquisition of third-party funded (collaborative) research projects from relevant funding bodies at national and international level.
Eligible applicants: (Junior) professors, post-doctoral academic staff and heads of research institutions at the KU
maximum grant amount: € 45,000
To be promoted:
a) Grants for research stays, which KU researchers would like to spend at a scientific institution abroad. Prerequisite for the research stay are already acquired third-party funds, which are supplemented by the proFOR+ funds.
or b) Grants for international guest researchers who would like to come to the KU for a research stay in order to carry out joint research projects with a KU chair or a KU professorship or a researching institution at the KU.
Eligible applicants: (Junior) Professors: post-doctoral academic staff; heads of research institutions at KU
Maximum grant amount: € 25,000
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