Research Funding and Services

Paderborn University supports its academics with numerous offers, thus enabling them to realise their potential in research. Turning your idea into a successful project: we will accompany you throughout each phase of your journey.


Network for Interdisciplinary Research

Paderborn University's research strategy is characterised by the provision of optimal framework conditions and the promotion of interdisciplinary networks, both within the University and with external partners. The Network for Interdisciplinary Research (NiFo) acts as a hub for different networking spaces and offers attractive funding programmes.

Internal grants and awards

Realise your research ideas by benefiting from institutional funding. Paderborn University also recognises outstanding research by awarding academic prizes. You can submit your research project for one of the various awards. Especially academics in the early stages of their careers can benefit from our attractive funding opportunities.


Contact and advice at Paderborn University

Prof. Dr. Johannes Blömer, Vice-President for Research and Junior Academics

Vice-President for Research and Junior Academics

If you have any strategic questions in the field of research, please contact the Vice-President for Research and Junior Academics.

The team of the research department

Research Unit

The Research Unit team provides support on topics with regard to national and international research funding, offers R & D legal advice, and is the central point of contact for support for innovation, internal funding, and scholarships.

Ombudsperson for good scientific practice

Ombudsperson for good research practice

If you have any questions regarding good research practice, please do not hesitate to contact the ombudsperson of Paderborn University. The ombudsperson handles your concerns in confidence and works independently.