Fund for Young Researchers

The Graduate School supports young academics in various qualification measures within the framework of the Junior Research Fund, the so-called Nachwuchsfoerderfonds (NWF). If, for example, you want to participate in a conference, plan a short-term research stay or organise a conference yourself, you can apply for financial support.
The type of funding differs according to the different status groups like doctoral students, postdocs and junior professors. Please follow our links to find out more about your personal funding opportunities.

+++ Please note the following current information. +++

Due to current travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus the following applies to currently incoming applications for funding for a qualification measure from the Junior Researcher Fund:

  • Funding of travel and accommodation costs within the framework of a qualification measure is not possible for the time being.
  • The date from which funding of these costs will be possible again depends on further developments regarding the travel restrictions imposed by the university.
  • Participation fees are only eligible if the measure to be funded is offered in virtual/digital form.

We thank you for your understanding and stay healthy!

Next Application

January 15, 12 o’clock
May 15, 12 o’clock

September 15, 12 o’clock

Should the 15th be a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, the period ends at the next working day by 12 o’clock.

Attention: The application for financial support must have been received by the Graduate School, before you take part at the respective qualification measure!

Please note:
Due to the current situation it is not possible to submit applications in person!