Funding consultation and proposal drafting

From the idea to the funding application

Are you looking for the right funding options for your research project? Do you need support and strategic advice on how to write your project proposal? Research management at FAU has a wide range of expertise for such issues.

Searching for funding

The links below redirect you to databases containing information on the current calls for proposals of the most important third-party funding providers and to other funding databases.

Subject-related advice

For initial questions with regard to your research project (in particular the concept, searching for funding and writing the proposal) you can contact the advisors at your faculty directly.

Prof. Dr. Roland Sturm

  • Job title: Dean of Research
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22370
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-22371
  • Email:

Dr. Cordula Glass

  • Job title: Büro für Forschung und wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs (Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-23180
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-22176
  • Email:

Dr. Robert Fischer

  • Job title: Büro für Forschung und wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs (Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-23049
  • Email:

School of Business, Economics and Society

Prof. Dr. Claus Schnabel

Dr. Dennis Kirchberg

School of Law

Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h. c. Mathias Rohe, M.A., Richter am OLG a.D.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Katrin Schiebel

  • Job title: Research Representative
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-24604
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-22224
  • Email:

Prof. Dr. Dirk Guldi

  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-27340
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-28307
  • Email:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Lerch

Kerstin Stoltze

  • Job title: Forschungskoordinator
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-28223
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-27831
  • Email:

Advice for collaborative applications (DFG, EU)

The application process for collaborative applications can seem complex and confusing at first glance. The Department of Research Services and Research Development can help you during this process by

o   Giving advice and guiding you through the entire application process

o   Clarifying the various steps in the application process (e.g. guidelines, checklists)

o   Pooling information gained from previous initiatives

o   Providing support with the review process (e.g. trial reviews, lists of questions)

We can also assist you with start-up financing for the application and checking applications and managing projects.

Please contact us with any questions.

Dr. rer. nat. Sonja Pötzsch

  • Working group: Office of Research Strategy
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-24875
  • Email:

Dr. Stefanie Herberger

  • Job title: Referatsleiterin, Entwicklung wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs, Coaching
  • Working group: Office of Research Career Development and Graduate School
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-20723
  • Email:

Martina May

  • Job title: Förderung durch die EU (administrativ) - Nachname des Lehrstuhlinhabers Buchstabe A-E sowie K-Z
  • Working group: Office of Third-party Funding and Related Legal Affairs
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-26471
  • Email: