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Funding Programs of the University of Siegen

The University of Siegen supports scientists and scholars in the implementation of their research projects by providing start-up funding, funding for young scientists, support for high-performing researchers and premiums for the acquisition of third-party funding. In addition, international networking is promoted through a visiting professorship program. In addition to the central university internal funding programs, there are other funding opportunities in the individual schools.


Here is an overview of the funding programs of the University of Siegen:

Internal Research Funding (HIFF)
Eligible to apply Scientists of the University of Siegen, starting with postdoctoral students
Funding subject
  • Initial funding of a third party project
  • Support of young researchers in case of a successful application
Funding goal increase research activities and the volume of third-party funding to an above-average level in NRW
Amount of funding usually up to 5,000€ per project
Important Documents: Guidelines, Application Form
Funding of Coordinated Research Groups
Eligible to apply designated Professors at the University of Siegen
Funding subject
  • initial financing for the preparation of coordinated research projects in the application and funding phase
  • If the application is successful, a personal allowance is granted for the spokesperson
  • Granting of a research bonus and personal allowances in the event of successful recruitment
  • Reduction of teaching load only in well justified cases
Funding goal Increasing participation in coordinated programmes as a speaker (DFG) or coordinator university (EU)
Amount of funding after individual consultation with the university administration
Important Documents:  
Research Bonuses
Eligible to apply Scientist at the University of Siegen, who have acquired a third-party funding
Funding subject Bonus for third party funding
Funding goal Rewarding active scientists and incentive for new research projects
Amount of funding The amount of funding depends on the type of third-party funding.
Important Documents: Research Bonuses
EU-Funding EaSE 2020 (2018-2020)
Eligible to apply Members of the University of Siegen
Funding subject

Module 1: Resubmission

Funds will be provided to optimise high scoring but unfunded Horizon 2020 applications.

Module 2: Increase of coordination

Funds will be made available as initial funding for coordinated Horizon 2020 applications.

Module 3: Increase ERC Starting Grants (StG)

Funds will be made available as initial funding for ERC Starting Grant applications.

Last EaSE-2020 call: Call for ERC-StG now open!
Deadline: 16th October 2020
Budget: 20.500€ Available 

Funding goal Increasing the Horizon 2020 funding at the University of Siegen
Amount of funding There is no upper limit per application project. For the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 the following funds are available per year:
  • Module 1: 36.000€
  • Module 2: 20.000€
  • Module 3: 20.000€
Important Documents:

Guidelines, Contract,Flyer

Application Templates:
ERC-StG
, ERC-SyG, FETOPEN RIA, MSCA-ITN, MSCA-RISE, Research Infrastructures, RIA_IA_Pillar II_III

  

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Funded by the North-Rhine
Westphalia Ministry for
Culture and Science

Promotions Scholarships
Eligible to apply post graduate students at the University of Siegen
Funding subject
  • IHK-Scholarship: 2 scholarships for 2 years
  • Promotions Scholarship of Friends and sponsors of the University of Siegen: 1 scholarship for 2 years
  • House of Young Talents/ Young Academy: 12 scholarships for 2 years
Funding goal Support of Young Talents and increasing promotions at the University of Siegen
Amount of funding
  • IHK-Scholarships: 1.500€/Month
  • Promotions Scholarship of Friends and sponsors of the University of Siegen: 1.600€/Month
  • House of Young Talents/ Young Academy: 1.500€/Month+ Material grants
Important Documents: Guidelines of the IHK-Scholarship  more Information at the House of Young Talent
Support of master students (annual tender)
Eligible to apply Master students of the University of Siegen
Funding subject House of Young Talents/ Young Academy: 40 scholarships for 2 years
Funding goal early support of young talents
Amount of funding House of Young Talents/ Young Academy: 400 €/Month+ Material grants
Important Documents: Further information can be found at the House of Young Talents
  Funding for equality and gender projects

Eligible to apply

  1. Female doctoral candidates and postgraduate students
  2. Scientists at the University of Siegen
Funding subject
  1. Transitional Financing of Doctoral or Teaching Candidates: 6 months
  2. Funding of gender studies-related research: 1 year
Funding goal
  1. Promotion of doctoral and postdoctoral degrees for women
  2. Financing of projects to improve the situation of women in the university system and gender mainstreaming
Amount of funding
  1. Transitional scholarships: 800€/Monat
  2. Depending on the project; total annual volume 15,000€.
Important Documents: Tender