Third-party funding opens up scope for research projects, for networking and knowledge transfer and is an important component of an academic career.
The services offered by the Research Unit (SG 2.2) cover the entire field of research, start-up and innovation funding. We have many years of experience with various funding bodies and can provide you with expert advice on classic and news funding programmes. During the application preparation phase, we support you with strategic editing, advise you on financial planning and obtain the necessary signatures from university management. We advise you on how to utilise the results of your research and work with you to find the best way to combine the scientific quality of the research results with patent protection. We provide support for start-up projects and advise you on all legal issues arising in connection with research projects (and co-operations).
Do not hesitate to contact us at an early stage!
- Programme information and advice on calls for proposals from the federal and state ministries and at European level
- Funding advice in the fields of basic research, applied research, research & development and start-up projects
- Support in researching suitable funding formats for your project
- Initial advice for newly appointed (junior) professors and postdocs
- Strategic funding advice for researchers and departments
- Feedback on the structure and persuasiveness of your proposal from a non-specialist perspective.
- Feedback on the fit and consistency with the funding agencies' guidelines or topics in the EU Research Framework Programme
- Advice on funding planning
- Advice on project planning
- Consultation with project promoters and EU contact points
- Coordination with the university management and other responsible university offices
- Advice on cross-cutting issues (e.g. gender equality, promotion of young researchers, research data management, internationalisation of research) and support with concrete formulation proposals
- Cooperation agreements / subcontracts in connection with publicly funded research projects (e.g. BMBF, ZIM, EU)
- Non-disclosure agreements
- Accompaniment and management of contract negotiations with various partners from industry and research
- Binational and bilateral doctoral agreements
- Cooperation agreements with foreign universities
- Legal questions on (grant) contracts of the DAAD, MIWF etc.
- Grant and onward transfer agreements
- Sponsorship agreements
- Legal questions in connection with separation accounting
- Accompanying the planning process for new Research Training Groups and Collaborative Research Centres at UPB.
- Coordination of the committee process and coordination with the university management
- Supporting the Research Commission in internal quality assurance at the university
- Exchange and coordination process with DFG
- Cooperation with the Jenny Aloni Centre in the development of measures in the qualification and counselling concept
- Supporting the review process by the DFG
Cross-cutting issues are becoming increasingly important in the assessment of funding applications. These include the funding of
- early career scientists
- Knowledge and technology transfer
- Internationality in research
- Equality and family friendliness
- Research data management and open science
Paderborn University also attaches great importance to these topics and offers various services in this regard. An overview of these services, as well as initial assistance on how to take cross-cutting issues into account in applications, is provided in our handout, which you can download in the download area. Contact us and we will be happy to help you take cross-cutting issues into account in your funding application.