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Strategic Research Fund

The goals of the HHU University Development Plan in the area of research include supporting the process of developing a research profile, increasing the number of collaborative research projects, strengthening outstanding individual research and promoting researchers in an early career phase. In addition, inter- and transdisciplinary discourse with its special challenges is to be actively promoted.

The Strategic Research Fund (SFF) supports these goals through suitable programmes and contributes to successful third-party funding applications by the University’s researchers at regional, national and international level.

On 1 January 2023, new directives for the SFF will come into effect with the following programmes:

  • Future groups
    • Senior groups
    • Junior groups
  • Collaborative proposals
  • Project proposals in an early career phase
  • Interdisciplinary projects with an exploratory character
  • Third-party funding bonus for early career researchers

Application deadlines (unless otherwise specified for the individual programme lines): 15 April and 15 October (midnight) of each year.

The new directives and the fact sheets on the programmes, technical details as well as the procedure for submissions will be published on this website in early 2023.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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