Research Funding

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We assist you with the acquisition and management of external funds – from the initial ideas right through to the management of large scale projects.



Gero Bornefeld

Head of Division 4.2, Managing Director SFB


+49 241 80 94661



Are you looking for

  • suitable funding programs to realize your research ideas?
  • assistance in completing a specific project proposal?
  • administrative support covering all phases of your DFG or EU project, from acquisition through to implementation?
  • training and information on how to acquire external funding?

Finding the Right Funding Program for Your Research Idea

If you are looking for funding opportunities, you can use our overview of national and European programs and funding bodies. Furthermore, the ELFI Project Database offers information on funding possibilities free of charge.


Advice and Support

We advise you on national and European research funding opportunities

During the proposal writing phase we assist you in meeting all formal call requirements in compliance with the funding programs. In our guidelines,we take the specific needs of RWTH researchers into account.

We provide advice on the following topics:


Seminars and Workshops on the Topic of Research Funding


Our training opportunities for researchers are listed in the seminar program for each winter semester and summer semester. For example, we offer regular information events on current funding programs and calls for application. Moreover, we run tailored workshops on how to write successful proposals.


Testimonial from our Seminar Participants

Very useful: The support offerings from the divisions of the Central University Administration!

on the 2018 "EU Experience Exchange" event

Excellent workshop! Very well structured, informative and helpful for writing proposals

on the 2018 event "How to write the Impact of a H2020 Proposal"

Exchanging information is always beneficial! You realize that your colleagues are confronted with similar problems.

on the 2017 "EU Experience Exchange" event

Very competent speakers, particularly helpful in answering questions.

on the event "Proposal Writing, Financial and Legal Aspects in Horizon 2020"


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