Start-up funding A


The next call for proposals for Start-up funding A starts on November 2022. The deadline for submissions is January 2023.
Funding starts 01 July 2023.

The Ulm University allocates funds from the University Allowance aquired through the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments to support junior researchers.
Start-up funding A is granted in the form of materials and equipment, staff, assistant staff and/or test person remuneration for independent research projects in order to help junior researchers develop and sharpen their research profile, prepare external third-party funding applications and gain academic independence.

It is possible to submit applications for a maximum of two years' funding.
The maximum funding amount for two-year applications is 100.000 € (50.000 € per year), for one-year applications 50.000 €.


Eligible are junior researchers after completing their doctorate (postdocs up until they submit their habilitation, junior professors can apply within the first year of their post) of the following faculties of Ulm University:

o             Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology
o             Faculty of Mathematics and Economics
o             Faculty of Natural Sciences

as well as junior researchers after completing their doctorate from institutions of the Faculty of Medicine whose head of institution is co-opted into one of the three other faculties.

Junior researchers from institutions of the Faculty of Medicine whose head of institution is not co-opted into one of the other three faculties can receive funding through the Bausteinprogramm of the Faculty of Medicine.

How to apply:

  1. Please take note of the proposal/funding directive.
  2. Fill in and sign the application form.
  3. Create and enclose the require documents (see application form).
  4. Submit your application to ProTrainU electronically as a pdf document (protrainu(at) and printed out by internal mail.

Downloads & Links

Directive/proposal and application form for the next Start-up funding A will follow shortly.