University’s Own Calls for Proposals / Start-Up Funding
The Rectorate strongly supports the acquisition of research projects. The main aim is to support the acquisition of large joint projects and the establishment and strengthening of key fields of research. Furthermore, junior research staff can receive support at the start of their own academic careers. The Rectorate is committed to making the research results generated at the University of Greifswald accessible to a broad public. In order to attain these goals, the University of Greifswald provides funds, which can be applied for via the following programmes:
Information on the University’s Own Calls for Proposals and Start-Up Funding Programmes
The objective of the start-up funding is to provide financial support to particularly high-performing researchers at any stage of their academic careers, who are making efforts to acquire high-ranking funding for individuals.
The objective of the start-up funding is to provide financial support during the acquisition phase for collaborative research projects and joint research groups funded by the DFG or equivalent collaborative projects funded by the state, the national Government, the EU, foundations or non-university research institutions.
The objective of the start-up funding is to support junior researchers following the completion of their doctorate, taking into account the special situation of early-career researchers at the start of their academic career and helping to foster their individual future.
Supporting junior research staff is a central goal of the University of Greifswald. This funding programme takes the special situation of doctoral candidates and postdocs into account. The financial support has been set up to foster academic exchange and to enable the presentation of research results.
The objective of the Welcome Fund is to support successful external academics from Germany and abroad to prepare a proposal for a research project at the University of Greifswald (module ‘Project Proposal’) and to provide them with material resources/funds to cover own contributions for their research (module ‘Material Resources/Own Contribution’) if the proposal is approved.
The University of Greifswald would like to increase the scientists’ willingness to publish their research results in real, ‘gold’ open access media. The Open Access Publication Fund supports the publication of original scientific articles in quality-assured, real Open Access journals, by covering the publication costs (APC).
The University of Greifswald would like to support female junior researchers in the postdoctoral phase with outstanding qualifications, with the start of their academic careers. That’s why it offers places in the Käthe Kluth Junior Research Programme every 18 months.
The University of Greifswald has set itself the goal of increasing the numbers of women in academic positions, especially when appointing professorships and in areas in which women are underrepresented. The Mentoring Programme for women at the University of Greifswald is meant to support highly qualified female junior researchers, who are striving for positions as professors or other managerial jobs in the academic world or industry.