Application and selection procedure
Applying for ETI funding
Are you a young researcher with a doctoral degree just starting out on your career? Do you plan to submit an application to an external funding provider in the near future? Then why not apply for ETI funding?
Calls for applications and deadlines
Calls for applications are issued in the summer semester and the winter semester. Please note the application deadlines. We will let you know our decision on your application for funding approximately three months after the deadline for applications. The funding period begins in January for applications submitted in September and in July for applications submitted in March.
Current deadline: 16 September 2026 (for funding beginning on 15 January 2021)
Application and approval process
Application for funding: To apply for ETI funding, please fill out the funding application form including appendices and submit it by e-mail. Please also read and follow the guidelines provided in the application instructions. You can find all required documents on the download page.
Formal inspection: All applications for funding are inspected by Research Support.
Research performance evaluation: Together with representatives from the involved Faculties/Schools, the Vice President People chooses one of the professors at FAU to provide a research performance evaluation.
Decision: The decision as to whether or not to grant funding is taken by the ETI selection committee on the basis of the research performance evaluation. The number of applicants that are awarded funding depends on the quality of the applications and the available funds.
The ETI selection committee consists of the following members:
- Vice President People (chair)
- Representatives of Faculties/Schools involved in the programme
- Chairperson of the Council for Academic Staff
- University Women’s Representative
The most important criteria
- Quality of the research project (with regard to content and concept)
- Applicant’s qualifications
- Intention to submit an application to an external funding provider