(1) Paderborn University awards grants for the promotion of research, scientific education and for international exchange usually to qualified students (master degree candidates) and junior scientists and academics. Grants may be awarded only to enable or conclude educational, further qualification and research goals (short-term study grants are an exception). Parallel employment at the Paderborn University is generally not possible. If, in exceptional cases, an auxiliary activity is required, this must be clearly separated in terms of content from the activities in the grant. The grant holder must notify the scholarship administration of this.
(2) The grant is awarded for unilateral educational support without any further obligation on the part of the grant holder, and enables the grant holder to work towards a goal or purpose as listed under (1). Grants do not represent any employment or service relationship between Paderborn University and the grant holder. The payments are not remuneration within the meaning of § 14 Social Security Code IV and therefore are not subject to the payment of social insurance contributions. Conse-quently, the award of a grant is also not linked to the payment of contributions for health and accident insurance. The same applies to private third-party liability insurance. The grant holder is re-sponsible for concluding the appropriate insurance policies. The funding terms for grants generate no effect under employment law with respect to later employment in civil service (e.g. salary group stages). During the term of the grant, the grant holder may not be obliged to provide work management services in connection with the grant within the meaning of § 611 a BGB (German Civil Code).
(3) The award of a grant directly subsequent to an employment relationship with Paderborn University requires a formal explanation. The purpose of the grant must be clearly distinguished from any former, existing or planned employment relationship whereby no work performance of any kind may be sought or received. This must be documented using the Annex to these framework guidelines. The award of grants as an extension of an employment contract, which could otherwise not be continued, is not permissible.
(4) The grant holder is obliged:
- to actively pursue the purpose of the grant;
- to fulfil the obligations and requirements connected with the award of the grant;
- to comply with the rules of good scientific practice of Paderborn University;
- in accordance with agreement to submit regular written reports on the status of the education and further education and/or the research project. For doctoral candidates additional reporting duties may arise from the respective PhD/doctoral examination regulations and supervision agreements.
- to comply with the regulations existing at Paderborn University and the applicable statutory safety provisions.
(5) Furthermore, the grant holder undertakes to inform Paderborn University promptly, if
- the research project is interrupted, amended, concluded prematurely or cancelled;
- he or she is remunerated through contributions from third parties for his or her scientific activity or economic profit accrues to him or her or with his or her approval to a third party arising from the funded research project;
- he or she receives a grant from another source;
- other changes occur in his or her personal circumstances, which are relevant to the grant conditions;
- she or he pursues gainful employment at the Paderborn University