Our Services for Your EU Project

We provide support services for EU projects all the way from proposal submission and project implementation to conclusion of your project. Find current EU funding opportunities and contact us to discuss your proposal. We look forward to assisting you!

Current Calls

Find the right call for grants for your research project.

EU Collaborative Projects

An overview of successful EU collaborative projects at the University of Bonn is available here.

ERC Projects

An overview of successful ERC projects at the University of Bonn is available here.

Funding Advice

We would be happy to help you initiate a EU project under Horizon Europe and assist you with submitting your proposal. For the best results, it is important that you inform us as soon as possible about your plans to submit a proposal. We will check the funding conditions, budget and administrative details for you. We will also give you tips and information.


We would be happy to provide general advice on Horizon Europe and advice based on your individual needs and select the appropriate funding program for your project idea. 

  • General information on Horizon Europe
  • Information based on your individual needs
  • Review of proposal eligibility and requirements

The Proposal

If you are planning a specific proposal, we would be happy to assist you all the way from planning to submission.

  • Researching guidelines and information
  • Review of proposals
  • Assistance with the electronic submission procedure
  • Assistance with ethical aspects

Other areas

We would be happy to coordinate the inclusion of expertise in other areas that are important for your proposal.

Incentive Program for EU Funding Applications

As a University of Excellence, by 2026 the University of Bonn is aiming to secure its place among the top five research universities in Germany as well as among the leading universities in the world. To increase representation in the EU research program Horizon Europe and to support project coordinators in particular, the University of Bonn has implemented incentive programs.

EU Incentive Program for Coordinators

To reduce the substantial amount of work and time coordinators need to invest in these projects as well as to make more room for work on the scientific parts of the application, we will cover the entire workload associated with application management, with particular focus on the administrative aspects of the application and in immediate collaboration with the coordinator.

Please contact us early on if you are planning to act as coordinator in an EU application process so that we can provide the best-possible support.

Additional Funds for Junior Research Groups

Junior research group leaders who obtain an ERC Starting Grant or move their group to the University of Bonn are supported with up to 100,000 Euros in additional funding for their research as part of our incentive system.

Female researchers receive further 60,000 Euros to advance their research in the best possible and most visible way.

Details about the incentive system, which is not aimed at researchers with W2/W3 professorships or members of the Medical Faculty, can be found on Confluence (internal link) or get in touch.

Special Aspects of ERC Proposals

  • Internal University ERC regulations
  • Mandatory budget meeting
  • Feedback on Part B1 and B2
  • Obtaining the signature for the Host Commitment
  • Preparing for the interview in Brussels (step 2 of the evaluation)

Information on MSCA Actions

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Important note: Due to a problem with personnel costs, Marie Curie (MSCA) proposals lead to large funding shortfalls. Please contact us if you are planning to submit a proposal so that we can explain the problem and available solutions.

Legal Information on Submitting Projects to Horizon Europe

Proposals are submitted to Horizon Europe electronically via the Funding & Tender Portal. When creating a draft proposal, you will be asked to provide your Participant Identification Code (PIC).

University of Bonn (not incl. Faculty of Medicine)

Name: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

PIC: 999980276

Shortname: UBO

Faculty of Medicine

Name: Universitätsklinikum Bonn

PIC: 999867465

Shortname: UKB

Further Information on Submitting Proposals

The ERC Eligibility Calculator for the ERC Starting and ERC Consolidator Grants.

Video tutorials of the EU Commission

The EU Commission has created video tutorials for the launch of the new EU research framework program Horizon Europe. In the tutorial "How to prepare a successful proposal in Horizon Europe" you will get information about the application process, in the tutorial "The Funding & tenders Portal for beginners" you will learn how the electronic submission portal works.

How to prepare a successful proposal in Horizon Europe

The Funding & Tender Portal for beginners

Other EU Funding Programs

The EU Commission offers many other funding opportunities in addition to Horizon Europe. Information on other major funding programs is available here.

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EU4Health Program

EU4Health is an independent health program for 2021–2027 that is aimed at providing major support for the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. 



COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) provides funding for scientific and technological research networks in Europe

Your contacts in Research and Innovation Services

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Dr. Ulrike Pag

Avatar Almes

Kathrin Almes

EU Incentive Program
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Dorothee Eder

Cooperation Projects, Marie Curie Actions
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Dr. Sarah J. Grünendahl

EU Incentive Program

After Approval

Once your project has been approved, we would be happy to arrange a kick-off meeting to start your project where project-related information can be exchanged and project leadership and project management can get to know each other. We provide support for all aspects of project management so that you can focus on your research.

Our services for third-party funded projects:

  • Contacts for project-executing organizations and project leaders at the University of Bonn 
  • Requests for funds and controlling
  • Assistance with preparing the numerical section of the financial statement

Important information on the implementation of EU projects

You can now find out more about our services in the service portal (uniid required).

Your contacts in Third-Party Funding & Project Management

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Dr. Mike Janßen

I would be happy to assist you with any questions about MSCA and EU Collaborative projects.
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David Sabel

I would be happy to assist you with any questions about ERC projects.
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Jana Schiewe

I would be happy to assist you with any questions about ERC projects.
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Dörte Schultz

I would be happy to assist you with any questions about EU Collaborative projects.

Consortium Agreement

The Consortium Agreement, CA sets down the rights and obligations of the project partners to each other. It contains, for example, provisions on internal organization, decision-making, financial issues and dealing with intellectual property. A consortium agreement is mandatory for most EU projects. Please contact the Research Contracts unit as soon as you receive a consortium agreement or become the coordinator of an EU project. We will assist you with contract preparation and negotiations.

Your contact in the Research Contracts unit

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Mirco Theiner

I would be happy to assist you with any questions about your consortium agreement.

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