Announcement of Funding Lines by the Research Council of Field of Focus 3

The announcement of the Funding Lines by the Research Council of the Field of Focus 3 “Cultural Dynamics in Globalised Worlds” (FoF 3) comes as part of the university's institutional strategy of the Excellence Initiative II. With this, the Heidelberg University is offering financial resources for small- and medium-sized scientific projects, particularly those of an inter­disciplinary nature. The allocation of the funds will be done in free com­pe­ti­tion within the university. In this round of applications, a total of maxi­mum € 350,000 is available for all five of the funding lines of the FoF 3.



This funding is above all designed to bring about a renewed theoretical and methodological development in the profile areas defined in the funding lines and promote a dialogue across disciplines at Heidelberg University. Backing can be given to scientific projects of a maximum of 12 months duration, as well as to conferences and workshops. In addition, start-up funding (maximum duration 12 months) may be granted for scientific projects with a viable future perspective within a larger funding context (e.g.  DFG, BMBF, ERC). Cooperations with partners outside the university are expressly desired. Applications may be written in German or English.


Target Group

Eligible to apply are scientists with a doctoral degree from all faculties of Heidelberg University.



Eligible for funding are personnel costs (including applicant’s own post), material resources and travel expenses. Not eligible are building work, teaching and research trips that are not part of a project, and items of basic equipment.


Application Deadline

Applications must be made by 30 April 2013 at the latest in electronic form via the applications platform (see right column) of the FoF 3. Applications submitted later or in hard copy (paper) will be omitted from the selection procedure. Decisions about funding are to be expected in the second half of May. The anticipated date of commencement for funding is 1 June 2013. Should the commencement of the funding be wished for at a later date, please state this in the application.


Assessment and Decision

The Research Council of the FoF 3 will make a recommendation, the decision to grant funding is made by the rectorate of Heidelberg University.



Ineligible for the application procedure are applications that have already been submitted to other funding agencies. By submitting the application you confirm that the application has not been entered for any other selection procedure.

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