Funding programmes, science and teaching awards
Paderborn University offers a series of university-own funding programmes and awards and will inform and advise you on external funding opportunities available for junior academics or specific target groups.
In addition, you can use the services of the Research Division: Among other things, the Research Funding Division will be pleased to advise you personally and according to your needs on national and European funding opportunities as well as on university-internal scholarship and support programmes.
Funding programmes and awards at Paderborn University
- Funding during the doctoral degree phase
Information on university-internal funds and external scholarships is available under the link scholarships and funding for doctoral studies.
- Science awards and research grants at Paderborn University
Research award “Kühne Ideen für die Wissenschaft” (“Bold Ideas for Science and Academia”)
Grants and financing of research projects and trips by the Committee for Research and Junior Academics (FK)
Scholarships and funding of research projects of postdoctoral researchers and junior professors with research assistant positions within the scope of the equality concept
- Teaching awards at Paderborn University
Teaching award for junior academics: Award for outstanding and innovative teaching concepts
Sponsorship award for quality and innovation in teaching: Start-up funding for the realisation of an idea or implementation of a pilot phase for the improvement of innovation of quality in teaching
Selected external funding programmes and awards
- Awards for junior academics
Heinz Maier Leibnitz Award (DFG): Award for honouring outstanding junior scientists and academics
Innovation Award of the German State of NRW: Award for honouring researchers, who contribute to the realisation of ideas in an outstanding way
Teaching award of Nordrhein-Westfalen: Award for honouring outstanding teaching
Junior Academic of the Year: Award for honouring junior scientists and academics whose outstanding commitment has an outstanding impact on science, research and development
Innovation Award of the Vodafone Foundation: Award for honouring above-average work of junior scientists and academics in the area of communications technology
Wolfgang-Ritter Award: Award for honouring outstanding scientific achievements in business administration and economics
German Thesis Award (Körber Foundation): Award for honouring dissertations of major importance for society in all disciplines Dissertation Award of the German Informatics Society : Award for honouring dissertations in informatics Bertha Benz Award: Award for honouring dissertations in engineering
- Specific funding programmes for postdocs
Walter Benjamin Programmme (DFG): Funding of research projects for postdocs
Junges Kolleg of the NRW Academy of Sciences: professional, financial and idealistic support of junior scientists in NRW
Daimler and Benz Foundation: Scholarship Programme for postdocs
Fritz Thyssen Foundation: Project funding the area of humanities and social sciences
Fulbright-Cottrell Award: Fonding of teaching and research projects in the areas of chemistry and physics
Gerda Henkel Foundation: Research scholarships in the area of historical humanities
Lichtenberg Endowed Professorships: Outstanding scientists/academics, conducting research in innovative and interdisciplinary areas
DFG Emmy Noether Programme: Funding of a junior research group for exceptionally qualified early career researchers DFG Temporary Positionsfor Principal Investigators: Funding of your own position for the duration of a research project BMBF Junior Research Group: Funding of a junior research group in the context of topic specific calls ERC Starting Grants: Long-term funding of groundbreaking frontier research for excellent early career researchers
- Funding of stays abroad
For information on the funding of international mobility click here.