If you are new to FAU as a W1 professor, you will likely have a number of questions related to your daily tasks. How do you book a seminar room? Who will help me furnish my office? What do I need to know when employing student assistants? The Dean’s Office at your faculty will be pleased to advise you on these and similar questions.
As part of its Dual Career Service, FAU can assist the partners of newly appointed professors with finding work locally suited to their chosen career.
Should problems arise at any point during an ongoing project, FAU provides a service for researchers that offers advice and support with regard to finding a sponsor, making applications, obtaining start-up financing for applications/project applications and project completion, knowledge and technology transfer, young researchers, publishing and open access, academic communication and research/life balance.
One successful strategy adopted at FAU is its Emerging Fields Initiative (EFI) through which support is provided in a flexible and ad hoc way to outstanding and preferably interdisciplinary projects at an early stage. By applying for EFI funding, eminent FAU researchers can put visionary concepts into practice, thus enabling them to react more effectively to upcoming research challenges.
The first two rounds of EFI funding gave impetus to 18 ambitious projects in all five of the university’s faculties. FAU is currently funding these projects with €12.4 million euros.