Our support for your Research!

For many years, research funded by third parties has been of increasing importance for universities. In view of ever more complex funding programmes and constantly changing research challenges, Paderborn University strives to support our researchers in the best possible way from the application to the execution of third party-funded projects.

All employees of Paderborn University can also use the ELFI electronic funding database to independently research funding sources and programs. In addition, UPB offers all university employees the opportunity to register for the FIT newsletter to regularly receive an overview of all relevant and current funding announcements for their own department on a day of choice.

Services of the research and consultancy team on national funding programmes:


International research funding

Services of the research and consultancy team on international and european funding programmes:


Innovation funding


Information and advice with regard to invention disclosure, patenting and exploitation

Start-up support and funding

Information and support on formal aspects of start-up funding

Internal research funding

Committee for Research and Junior Academics

Information on the various instruments of internal research funding

Internal Scholarships

Information and advice on scholarship awarding at Paderborn University

Legal advice with regard to research projects, binational doctorate programmes, technology transfer and patents.