Start-up funding A


The next call for proposals for Start-up funding A starts on 15 November 2021. The deadline for submissions is 12 January 2022.
Funding starts 01 July 2022.

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 is granted for materials and equipment, assistant stuff 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 €.

The funding is available to junior researchers after completing their doctorate (postdocs up until they submit their habilitation, junior professors can apply within the first year of their post) who are employed at the Ulm University (not the Medical Faculty or Medical Center).

How to apply:

  1. Please read the 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.


The directive, proposal and application form for Start-up funding A will be available shortly here.