Funding Programes

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 programs.

1st Young Researchers' Science Day - additional funding for innovative research projects

ProTrainU would like to give young researchers from all faculties the unique opportunity to present their own project idea and themselves to the university public at the 1st Young Researchers' Science Day on 27 October 2021.

The two best applications will then be selected by a jury and will receive the following funding amounts:
1st  place:    50.000 €
2nd place:   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 July.
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 €.

Details Start-up funding A

Start-up funding B

For Start-up funding B there will calls for application three times a year.
The maximum amount is € 10.000 for one year.
The funding period is 12 months.

Details Start-up funding B

Mobility Program

The Mobility Program is a continous program to cover travel costs when participating in coneferences.
You can hand in applications at any time but at least four weeks prior to your travel.

Details Mobility Program

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

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


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