The following types of grants are awarded at Paderborn University:
(1) Short-term grants, for a maximum of 6 months
Short-term grants serve the international scientific exchange of qualified students, doctoral students and other scientists with scientists from Paderborn University. Short-term grants are awarded for a maximum of 6 months.
Examples: PROMOS scholarships, Matching Funds
(2) Doctoral grants, for 6 - 36 months
Doctoral grants are awarded to doctoral students, who are seeking to conclude their doctorate at Paderborn University. The term of the grant must be awarded so that the qualification target can be achieved. A particular form of doctoral grant is the degree completion grant, which can be awarded solely to allow the student to complete his or her doctoral dissertation. Enrolment on a course of doctoral studies at Paderborn University and the submission of a confirmation of supervision (e.g. in the form of a supervision agreement) from the scientific supervisor are obligatory.
Examples: Basic and degree completion grants from the Committee for Research and Junior Academics
(3) Research grants, for 3 - 24 months
Research grants may be awarded solely to junior scientists and academics, who have already obtained their doctorate. The purpose of the research grant is directly linked to the grant holder's qualification aim (e.g. postdoc phase, Habilitation). For the award of a research grant the accepting faculty must issue a declaration confirming the allocation of the necessary research infrastructure.
Example: Postdoc grants from the Committee for Research and Junior Academics
(4) Start-up grants, for 12 - 18 months
Start-up grants can be awarded to junior scientists and academics and students, who are preparing a business start-up based on scientific achievements. Start-up grants are awarded preferentially within the scope of relevant externally-funded programmes to potential founders of start-ups. Examples: Exist Start-up Grants
(5) Study grants
Study grants may be awarded to particularly qualified students (master degree candidates) with outstanding academic performance, who are seeking to complete their master's degree at Paderborn University.
As a matter of principle, a grant can be extended only on request and on submission of good cause. Good cause covers family reasons (e.g. maternity leave, parental leave, caring for close relatives) and the delay of the project due to circumstances, which were not foreseen at the time the grant was approved and which cannot be attributed to the grant holder. The committee empowered to award the grant pursuant to Article 4 (3) decides on applications for extensions.