Emerging Talents Initiative

We promote talent

FAU is particularly keen to recognise and encourage outstanding talents from the outset. The Emerging Talents Initiative (ETI) is aimed at helping excellent young researchers apply for external funding. This should give young researchers the possibility to promote an innovative project independently and extend their academic independence.

Purpose and extent of funding

ETI funding supports outstanding young researchers by enabling them to submit an application to an external funding provider within the funding period (12 months)(e.g. DFG or ERC).

The maximum amount of funding that may be awarded is 15,000 euros. Within this budget, postdoctoral researchers may apply for any measures required to prepare their application for external third-party funding, such as staff costs, consumables or travel expenses.

In addition, ETI funding recipients can take part in various courses offered at the Graduate Centre free of charge. This includes the option to participate in the FAUnext career development programme.

Target group

Anyone who has already received ETI funding cannot apply for funding again. The programme is not open to young researchers at the Faculty of Medicine either, as the Faculty offers similar programmes of its own (e.g. ELAN/IZKF – first-time applicant programme).

Call for applications

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Calls for applications are issued in the summer semester and the winter semester. The current call for applications is available on the relevant pages.

Further information about the programme is available in the funding guidelines.