Support for third-party funding applications
Advice and support from the office of the Vice Dean for Research
The office of the Vice Dean for Research serves as the first point of contact for scientists of the faculty. We support researchers in the interface communication with the departments of the university administration and the third-party funding bodies. Furthermore, we accompany application projects and offer advice.
The Vice Dean's Office for Research has developed a short, basic guide for the preparation of a research proposal to a third-party funding body, which is intended to help first-time applicants in particular to navigate through the application process. The handbook can be downloaded by faculty members here [pdf, in German].
|Download Guide "What should I bear in mind when applying for third-party funding for a research project?" [pdf, in German]|
The European Research Council has published a highly useful video series on applying for ERC grants, which can be viewed here. A written summary of the information can be requested at forschung.wiso"AT"uni-hamburg.de.
Support from the university administration of the UHH
The Departmentent 4: Research Management and Funding of the university administration has compiled an overview of the contact persons for each phase of your externally funded project in the "External funding portal", which can serve as a first orientation. Here you will find information on various third-party funding sources and funding programmes.
|Click here for the "External Funding Portal"|
In planning and calculating the required project budget, you can get support from the colleagues in third-party funding management ("Drittmittelmanagement"). Please contact the colleagues in good time (at least 6 weeks before the deadline). You can find the contact person for your department by following this link.
Checking your periods of employment
! Please note that if you are applying for your own position (eigene Stelle) in an externally funded project to be established at Universität Hamburg, it is essential to have your periods of employment checked in accordance with the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG) before submitting your application to the third-party funding institution. Please contact the office of the Vice Dean for Research at email@example.com( forschung.wiso"AT"uni-hamburg.de) !
Further support opportunities for your third-party funded project
Center for Sustainable Research Data Management
A successful research project also requires a well thought-out research data management. The colleagues at the Center for Sustainable Research Data Management will be happy to support you in this.
|Click here to access their website|
Since the first impression is not to be neglected even with applications for third-party funding, it is recommended that the application text be professionally proofread after completion. This is particularly advisable for applications written in a language other than your mother tongue.
In addition to the support offered by the office of the Vice Dean for Research, we recommend that you obtain feedback on your application from your colleagues. Furthermore, it may be useful during the planning phase of an application to talk to colleagues who have already successfully obtained third-party funding for projects. Please contact us if you need support in identifying suitable colleagues.