Internal Funding

Small Research Grant Programme

The Faculty provides funding to initiate new research and to support ongoing research in its Small Research Grants Programme. While any faculty member is welcome to apply for a small research grant, we are particularly encouraging our junior faculty (i.e. post-doc, non-tenured faculty) to apply. Any activity fostering excellent research at our faculty is eligible for support. Examples are buying data, support for running experiments and travel expenses for research travel. Conference participation, on the other hand, is not usually funded by a Small Research Grant. The name of the programme already indicates that small grants of up to € 2000 are awarded. This limitation does not apply to seed funding for third-party applications.

Application Procedure

The application procedure is fast and simple: send an e-mail to with a letter explaining why you think the Faculty’s money is well spent on your research project. Justify your request in reasonable detail. For example, if you propose inviting a co-author to work on a joint project, briefly describe the project and explain the additional benefits of having the person over rather than interacting with her through skype (e.g. the visitor will also hold a research seminar). If you ask for support for an experiment, submit a sketch of the experimental design and the hypotheses. Report on co-funding you may have or where you tried to obtain such funding. In any case, make sure to provide a detailed description of costs.

Please use the application form below and send it to Please completely fill out the form and refrain from attachments. Only applications using the form will be accepted.

Application Form SRG

Decisions on small research grants are made at the meetings of the Faculty Management Unit Research.