Emerging Talents Initiative
We promote talent
FAU is particularly keen to recognize 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 Center free of charge. This includes the option to participate in the FAUnext career program.
All postdoctoral researchers at FAU who gained their doctoral degrees during the last four years who have not completed their habilitation or an interim evaluation as part of a junior professorship are eligible to submit an application. Anyone who has already received ETI funding cannot apply for funding again. The program is not open to young researchers at the Faculty of Medicine either, as the Faculty offers similar programs of its own (e.g. ELAN/IZKF – first-time applicant program).
Call for proposals
Calls for applications are issued twice a year for ETI, FAU’s internal funding program for young researchers. We will let you know our decision on your application for funding approximately three months after the deadline for applications. Funding begins in January (for applications between August 1 and September 15) or in July (for applications between February 1 and March 15).
The next call for applications starts on August 1, 2023 and ends on September 15, 2023
Further information on the calls for applications and the application procedure is available on the internal FAU website.
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