Funding Programmes

To support junior researchers, Ulm University allocates funds from the University Allowance aquired through the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments.
The Graduate and Professional Trainig Center Ulm, ProTrainU, is responsible for the implementation of this measure.

Below you will find an overview of the various funding programmes.

Young Researchers' Science Day - additional funding for innovative research projects

ProTrainU gives young researchers from all faculties the opportunity to present themselves and their own project idea to the university public at the next Young Researchers' Science Day in October 2024.

The two best applications will be awarded by a jury and will receive the following funding amounts:
1st  place:    EUR 50,000
2nd place:   EUR 30,000

Details Science Day

Start-up funding A

For Start-up funding A the call for application will be in November with start of funding in April.
It is possible to submit applications fo12 or 24 months of funding.

The maximum funding amount is EUR 30,000.

Details Start-up funding A

Start-up funding B

For Start-up funding B the call for application will be in March with start of funding in July.
The maximum amount is EUR 10,000 for one year.
The funding period is 12 months.

Details Start-up funding B

Early Career Incubators

For Early Career Incubators the call for application will be in March with start of funding  in July.
The maximum amount is EUR 100,000 for one year.
The funding period is 12 months.

Details Early Career Incubators

Mobility Programme

The Mobility Programme is a continuous program to cover travel costs e.g. when participating in conferences.
You can hand in applications at any time but at least four weeks prior to your travel.

Details Mobility Programme

LGFG Scholarships

Doctoral scholarships under the Postgraduate Scholarships Act of the Land of Baden-Wuerttemberg (LGFG) are granted to highly qualified Phd students. The scholarship sum corresponds to similar amounts granted by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and may be supplemented with achild allowance.
Funding will be provided for up to three years.

Details LGFG Scholarships

Further grants for female researchers

Ulm University actively supports young female researchers to proceed in their scientific career. Personal counseling, special fellowships and support during pregnancy are offered. You will find detailed information in the

Equal Opportunities Portal

Grant Application

Applying for funding is an essential task for every scientist in order to finance your research.
Ulm University has established a structure to support members of the University in applying for external funding within the Center for Research Strategy and Support (Res.UL). If you have questions in regard to an individual proposal you can contact