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Research Funding - Internal Funding Programmes

In today’s research environment, the successful application for third-party funding contributes significantly to the profile and international visibility of researchers. In academia, it has therefore become increasingly important for scholars to attract external funds already at an early stage of their careers. Moreover, as a means to advance their scholarly profile, the establishment and maintenance of both national and international collaboration have proved equally vital.

With this in mind, the University of Würzburg has launched two new internal funding programmes in the context of the 2019-2022 target agreement signed with the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts. For early career researchers, these programmes provide start-up funding for individual research projects as well as financial support for networking activities. In addition, the target agreement allows the University of Würzburg to continue its well-established Emil Hilb Programme to support collaborative research projects.

During the target agreement’s term (1 July 2019 to 31 December 2022), researchers are invited to submit their  applications for start-up funding and networking grants by the following deadlines:  15 January, 15 April, 15 July and 15 October. Project proposals for funding within the framework of Emil Hilb Programme II will be accepted at any time.



Start-up Funding

Support for  individual project proposals


Networking Grants

Funding to help early career researchers build networks and gain independence

Emil Hilb Programme II

Support of applications for profile-building collaborative research projects