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Project Funding


  • Another funding institution specifically for researchers at JLU is the Gießener Hochschulgesellschaft which funds projects that are aligned with the association's goals.
  • Sciencestarter is a platform for crowdfunding projects from research and science communication.
  • At the National Funding Portal you may find imformation about project funding lines by the German national government, databases that list funded research projects etc.
  • The Junge Akademie (Young Academy) is the worldwide first academy of early career researchers. It offers spaces and opportunities for interdisciplinary, societally relevant cooperation between excellent early career researchers from within the Germanophone world.
  • Project funding by foundations:
The foundation supports empirical research, be it problem-oriented, theoretical, or hypothesis/theory checking, which can be validated or falsified through real life data, as well as the development of methods that serve this purpose. Funds are granted to projects for a maximum duration of 3 years, including a one-time opportunity for extension. Additionally, the foundation financially support events (conferences, summer schools etc.) in the same topical area and awards a postdoc prize for outstanding publications after having finished a dissertation.
Interdisciplinary research: € 10,000 for new research projects which are situated outside of the areas covered in previous research. Includes a stay at the summer residence of Einstein in Caputh, Germany. Early career researchers who are currently pursuing their PhD or have already finished it may apply for the scholarship.

Support of projects concerned with bio-economic and/or international model research and development.

Support for innovative business foundings from within universitites or non-university research institutions that are in an early phase.

Aims at supporting the "small disciplines", as these often represent a large, significant, and forward-thinking body of knowledge that stands for interdisciplinarity, internationality, and innovation. These small disciplines thereby contribute to a multifaceted exploration of the world and a holistic production of "global(ised) knowledge".
Funding feminist women research and interdisciplinary research activity by women, particularly outside of university contexts.
Funding for symposiums, workshops, and conferences (usually with up to 50 attendants) as well as summer schools (maximum 60 participants). The funding line is not limited to any specific subjects.
Separated into two phases, the funding line supports the production of scientific knowledge from its conceptual inception leading up to the founding of businesses.
Research projects within the topical area are funded with up to € 1,5 million over a duration of up to 4 years (applicants must be at the postdoc level).
Financial support for projects with researchers from at least two of the four participating countries (Germany, the Netherlands, France, and the UK)
Funding is  granted to individual researchers from the humanities and social sciences, who are either finishing their PhDs or are at the beginnung of their postdoc career, as well as to self-organised early career researcher groups.
Funding for research and development initiatives within the target area "land as a resource".
New research ideas are funded - including projects and substitute teachers.
The DIN Early Careeer Award aims to support early career researchers whose work is concerned with standardisation. The award is prized at € 5,000 and is given out once per year.
The project funding of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation is targeted towards researchers from the humanities and social sciences as well from bio medicine (possible topics include: history, language & culture, »image-sound-language«, state, economics & society, medicine, and natural sciences).