grants offered by your University

University Calls for Proposals

The University of Bonn has set up its own funding programs to support its researchers in the best possible way. In particular our grant programs are intended to strengthen the careers of women, early-career researchers and international cooperation. Find the program that's right for you.

Individual Funding

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Bonn International Fellows

Invitation of excellent researchers from all disciplines to Bonn for short stays (up to 12 days).

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Bonn SDG Fellowships

Invitation of scholars preferably from the Global South for research on Sustainable Development Goals-related topics (for periods of 3–12 months).

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Argelander Scholarships for Doctoral Students from Universities in the Global South

Research stays in Bonn (3–12 months) for doctoral students at universities from the Global South.

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STEP - Support Program for Female Researchers

The University-wide Strengthen the Equal Opportunity Process (Stärkung des Equal Opportunity-Prozesses, STEP) program is dedicated to promoting female researchers at all career stages.

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Distinguished Professors Emeriti

Recruitment of retired international academics for long-term appointments at the University of Bonn (usually for two years).

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Ernst Robert-Curtius Visiting Professorship

Invitation of faculty from the Collège de France for guest lectures at the University of Bonn.

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Return Grants for Research Alumni

Invitation of former international visiting scholars to support activities for young researchers at the University of Bonn.

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Argelander Starter-Kit Grants

Starter Kit Grants support postdocs in the transitional phase after their doctorate aiming to launch their career in academia. In addition to material resources of up to € 25,000, the grant includes an application coaching program.

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Academic Online Events

This funding line supports postdocs' participation in online scientific events to assist them in career development and networking.

Project Funding

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Bonn Global Cooperation Fund

Funding for joint international research and teaching projects, preferably in preparation of international third-party funding proposals (up to € 20,000).

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Collaborative Research Grants with Emory University

Funding for joint research projects with faculty from Emory University (matching funds from both universities for a total of up to € 25,000 per project).

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Collaborative Research Grants with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Funding for joint research projects with faculty from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (matching funds from both universities for a total of up to € 20,000 per project).

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Bonn-Melbourne Research Excellence Fund

Funding for joint research projects with faculty from the University of Melbourne (matching funds from both universities for a total of up to € 40,000 per project).

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Collaborative Research Grants with University of St Andrews

Funding for joint research projects with faculty from the University of St Andrews (matching funds from both universities for a total of up to € 23,000 per project).

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DAAD Eastern European Partnership Program

Travel Grants and per diems for faculty, doctoral candidates and students in all fields of study for exchanges with the Universities of Warsaw, Prague, Wroclaw, and HSE St. Petersburg.

Further Support

Funding Advisory for Your Third-Party Application

You are welcome to seek individual advice on all aspects of third-party funding. Please make an appointment with Research and Innovation Services.

Funding for Doctoral Studends

Funding opportunities for doctoral studies - from doctoral scholarships to doctoral awards can be found here.

Funding for Postdocs

Argelander Grants support postdocs in their academic career development after their doctorate.

Contact

International Office

Contact

+49 228 73-7627

n.kittelberger@uni-bonn.de

Address

Poppelsdorfer Allee 102
53115 Bonn

Research and Innovation Services

Contact

+49 228 73-60915

GZDez7@verwaltung.uni-bonn.de

Address

Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

Also see

International Profile

We have a strong international network and extensive teaching and research collaborations around the world.

Research Profile

Our six Transdisciplinary Research Areas and six Clusters of Excellence form the core of our research profile.

Service for Researchers

Learn more about the numerous support offerings available for reserachers and teachers at the University of Bonn.

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