Research FundingRWTH Aachen
You are looking for
- external funding to realize your research ideas?
- assistance with completing a project proposal?
- background information on funding opportunites?
- support with administrative tasks surrounding the acquisition and implementation of large-scale DFG or EU projects?
In these and other questions concerning external funding our team at the Research Funding Division will be glad to assist you.
The Right Funding Program for your Research Idea
With our assistance you will identify appropriate calls for proposals and sources of funding to support your research ideas. We invite you to make use of our basic advising services or the ELFI Project Database (de).
Individual Advice on National and EU Research Funding
In the proposal writing process we assist you with meeting the formal requirements of the call or program. We advise you and provide guidelines on
and we offer assistance in reviewing your proposal and provide you with feedback on whether it complies with requirements of the call or funding program.
Seminars and Workshops on the Topic of Research Funding
In our seminars we provide support and training for university staff seeking to bid for external research grant funding.
Hands-on workshops with different thematic priorities train you to create successful project proposals.
Furthermore, we provide researchers at RWTH with information on current research funding programs and calls for proposals.
For seminars offered in the summer semester, please visit Summer Term Program 2013.
Provision of Administrative Project Management
We provide special support for EU programs coordinated by RWTH institutions as well as for the coordinated funding programs by the German Research Foundation (DFG), such as
We support you in the entire process from the first outline of ideas through the application and reviewing process to the realization of the project. For approved EU-funded projects and Collaborative Research Centers, we provide administrative project management services.
Stay Informed - with our Newsletter
You can sign up for our newsletter, which informs you on:
- announcements of calls for proposals and funding opportunities such as project support, individual grants, science awards, etc.
- new funding programs and science and research funding schemes
- upcoming RWTH events concerning research funding
- calls for nominations for external research prizes and scholarships
To sign up for the newsletter, please complete the registration form (see download box) and send it to us. The form allows you to specify the topics that you would like to receive information on.
RWTH Aachen Institutional Strategy
The RWTH Aachen Institutional Strategy II, which receives funding from the second phase of the Excellence Initiative, gives insights into the University's strategic plans, providing useful information for your application for funding.
Furthermore, as part of the Institutional Strategy, there are several university-internal funding programs to support researchers in the development and implementation of new ideas. For further information, please visit Institutional Strategy II: Funding Opportunities.
Facts and Figures
On the web pages of Division 6.3 - Controlling and Information Management, you can find statistical information on RWTH Aachen. Frequently, such statistical information are needed when applying for external research funding.
You can find an overview of contact persons on the web page of our Division (see "Similar Topics").