Support for First-Time Research Grants and Junior Research Groups (Medical Faculty)

Increased Overheads for First-Time DFG Grants

In order to encourage young scientists to apply for their first research grant from the DFG (German Research Foundation), the Medical Faculty has decided to give the young scientist access to two thirds of the overheads. With this money the scientist can improve the infrastructure of his/her research group.

In general, overheads are meant to cover necessary infrastructure like basic laboratory equipment, the renting of laboratory space, maintenance costs, software licenses, general administrative costs and other expenses that have an indirect relation to the research project. 

At the Medical Faculty of Ulm University, the overhead payments of the DFG (22% of the direct costs) are shared between the Medical Faculty (two thirds) and the department of the scientist attracting the grant (one third). Under this program, the share of the department is increased to two thirds and we ensure that the scientist has access to this money personally.

If you successfully attracted your first DFG grant as main applicant, you need to send the application form to the Center for Research Strategy and Support.


Nicolas Marschall
Ulm University
Center for Research Strategy and Support
Albert-Einstein-Allee 7 
89081 Ulm, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)731/50-33633
Fax: +49 (0)731/50-33639