[ Fritz Thyssen Foundation - Support of Projects | Research Funding ]


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Date 15.09.2020
Category Call for proposal

The Foundation supports projects at universities or non-profit research institutions in the following areas of support:

Applications must have a clear connection to the German research system:
  • German scientists working on the project,
  • non-German scientists being affiliated to German research institutes and/or
  • research topic related thematically to German research interests.

Does not support:
  • Applications that are already under consideration by other funding institutions.
  • Projects which are solely aimed at completing doctoral dissertations.

Who can apply:
  • Doctoral students and Postdoctoral researchers.
        Only for applicants in the Medicine area of support:
  • Applicants must have 2-4 years of experience in postdoctoral research.
  • Applicants must aim at setting up or expanding a small working group of their own.
  • Firmly established researchers and scientists (holders of chairs, directors of clinics) are NOT eligible.

Duration: 2 years (renewable for 1 more year)
Funding: not specified.
Eligible costs:
  • PI’s salary (only for postdoctoral junior researchers)
  • Personnel costs for academic and non-academic staff (usually 1 full-time position or 2 part-time positions)
  • One-off costs (special literature, licenses, small equipment, etc.)
  • Annual running costs (e.g. supplies)
  • Costs for experimental animals and animal facilities
  • Other costs (e.g. contracts with outside providers, works agreements, costs for use of core facilities)
  • Travel expenses

Non Eligible costs:
  • Salaries for staff who already have a post
  • Construction work
  • Office procurement
  • Overheads

Internal Deadline: at least 7 working days before the call deadline.
  • Submit your application to [email protected] to obtain the Letter of Institutional Support (compulsory).
Call Deadline: 15 February and 15 September (every year)
  • Submit your application by postal service and by e-mail ([email protected]) in English or German.

Application documents:
Instructions for submitting applications in the humanities and social sciences
Instructions for submitting applications in medicine
Application Form

For more information and application: Please have a look at the call website.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free



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