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Support for applications for third-party funding

Have you found a suitable funding instrument but you require additional resources or information before you can submit the application?

FAU provides a range of services to support you in this process. Various contacts are available to help you both at the University Administration and in the faculties.

FAU contacts

University Administration can support you with applications for joint research projects (such as CRC or RTG) once your application has reached the advanced draft stage, by providing a budget for equipment or staff (for example, research associate positions for up to six months). Please contact the Office of Research Strategy, F3, for assistance in preparing your application.

Department F can also support you in applying for joint projects by:

  • Giving advice and guiding you through the entire application process
  • Clarifying the various steps in the application process (e.g. guidelines, checklists)
  • Pooling information gained from previous initiatives
  • Providing support with the review process (e.g. trial reviews, lists of questions)
Contact CRC, TRR, FOR:

Dr. rer. nat. Sonja Pötzsch

  • Working group: Office of Research Strategy
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-24875
  • Email: sonja.poetzsch@fau.de

Contact RTG:

Dr. Christian Schmitt-Engel

  • Job title: stv. Referatsleiter, Promotionen, Promovierendenerfassung, Promovierendenberatung
  • Working group: Office of Research Career Development and Graduate School
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-20722
  • Email: christian.schmitt-engel@fau.de

Contact EU projects:

Franziska Müller

  • Job title: Förderung durch die EU - Nachname des Lehrstuhlinhabers Buchstabe F-L
  • Working group: Office of Third-party Funding and Related Legal Affairs
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-26474
  • Email: franziska.mueller@fau.de

The services we offer relating to checking applications and managing projects can be found at.

The Office of Research Strategy (F 3) provides informal financial support of up to 2500 euros for launching research initiatives. This funding is available for activities aimed at completing third-party funding applications, boosting visibility in the scientific community or preparing cooperation and transfer projects. Please provide the reasons for your application using the attached form Formular “Antrag Anschubfinanzierung (F3)” (German).

Sebastian Hemmer

  • Job title: Referatsleiter
  • Working group: Office of Research Strategy
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-26331
  • Email: sebastian.hemmer@fau.de

Funding to support researchers with setting up international research projects can be applied for in the context of BayIntAn (Bavarian Funding Programme for the Initiation of International Projects) with the Office of Third-party Funding and Related Legal Affairs (F 1).

VAe Andrea von der Ruhr

  • Job title: Förderung durch DFG, Bund, Land und Sonstige - Nachname des Lehrstuhlinhabers Buchstabe A-De
  • Working group: Office of Third-party Funding and Related Legal Affairs
  • Phone number: 09131/85-22803 (Telefonsprechzeiten: Mo bis Do 10 bis 14 Uhr, Fr 10 bis 12 Uhr)
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-26239
  • Email: andrea.vonderruhr@fau.de
  • Office hours: vormittags

ROIin Alexandra Lohbusch

  • Job title: Förderung durch DFG, Bund, Land und Sonstige - Nachname des Lehrstuhlinhabers Buchstabe Fre-J
  • Working group: Office of Third-party Funding and Related Legal Affairs
  • Phone number: 09131/85-22841 (Telefonsprechzeiten: Mo bis Do 10 bis 14 Uhr, Fr 10 bis 12 Uhr)
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-26239
  • Email: alexandra.lohbusch@fau.de

ROIin Janine Reder

  • Job title: Förderung durch DFG, Bund, Land und Sonstige - Nachname des Lehrstuhlinhabers Buchstabe Fi-Fra
  • Working group: Office of Third-party Funding and Related Legal Affairs
  • Phone number: 09131/85-26469 (Telefonsprechzeiten: Di und Mi 10 bis 14 Uhr, Fr bis 12 Uhr)
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-26239
  • Email: janine.reder@fau.de

RIin Christine Wacker

  • Job title: Förderung durch DFG, Bund, Land und Sonstige - Nachname des Lehrstuhlinhabers Buchstabe K-L
  • Working group: Office of Third-party Funding and Related Legal Affairs
  • Phone number: 09131/85-26470 (Telefonsprechzeiten: Mo bis Do 10 bis 14 Uhr, Fr 10 bis 12 Uhr)
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-26239
  • Email: christine.wacker@fau.de

VAe Julia Müller

  • Job title: Förderung durch DFG, Bund, Land und Sonstige - Nachname des Lehrstuhlinhabers Buchstabe R-Sti
  • Working group: Office of Third-party Funding and Related Legal Affairs
  • Phone number: 09131/85-26886 (Telefonsprechzeiten: Mo bis Do 10 bis 14 Uhr, Fr 10 bis 12 Uhr)
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-26239
  • Email: julia.jm.mueller@fau.de

ROI Andreas Scheunpflug

  • Job title: Förderung durch DFG, Bund, Land und Sonstige - Nachname des Lehrstuhlinhabers Buchstabe Schu-Z
  • Working group: Office of Third-party Funding and Related Legal Affairs
  • Phone number: 09131/85-26459 (Telefonsprechzeiten: Mo bis Do 10 bis 14 Uhr, Fr 10 bis 12 Uhr)
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-26239
  • Email: andreas.scheunpflug@fau.de

The Emerging Talents Initiative supports young FAU postdoctoral researchers with their applications for external funding in a competitive selection process (held twice a year).

Dr. Anne Kathrin Buhmann

  • Working group: Office of Research Strategy
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-26344
  • Email: anne.buhmann@fau.de

Contacts at the faculties

Prof. Dr. Roland Sturm

  • Job title: Dean of Research
  • Working group: Chair of Political Science I (Prof. Dr. Sturm)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22370
  • Email: roland.sturm@fau.de

Dr. Cordula Glass

  • Job title: Büro für Forschung und wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs (Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie)
  • Working group: Office for Research and Young Scientists
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-23180
  • Email: cordula.glass@fau.de

Dr. Robert Fischer

  • Working group: Office for Research and Young Scientists
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-23049
  • Email: robert.fischer@fau.de

School of Business, Economics and Society

Prof. Dr. Markus Beckmann

  • Job title: Forschungsdekan des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaften
  • Working group: Chair of Corporate Sustainability Management (Prof. Beckmann)
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302-651
  • Email: markus.beckmann@fau.de

Dr. Dennis Kirchberg

  • Working group: Forschungsreferent der Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät (RW)
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302-685
  • Email: dennis.kirchberg@fau.de

School of Law

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

  • Working group: Chair of Private Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law (Prof. Dr. Rohe, M.A.)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22823
  • Email: mathias.rohe@jura.uni-erlangen.de

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Katrin Schiebel

  • Job title: Wiss. Oberassistentin
  • Working group: Forschungsreferat der Medizinischen Fakultät
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-24604
  • Email: katrin.j.schiebel@fau.de

Prof. Dr. Dirk Guldi

  • Working group: Chair of Physical Chemistry I (Prof. Dr. Guldi)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-27340
  • Email: dirk.guldi@fau.de

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Lerch

  • Working group: Chair of Sensor Technology (Prof. Dr. Lerch)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85 23131
  • Email: reinhard.lerch@fau.de

Kerstin Stoltze

  • Job title: Forschungskoordinator
  • Working group: Fakultätsverwaltung Technische Fakultät
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-28223
  • Email: kerstin.stoltze@fau.de