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HHU Research Funding Day 2018

On 07 March 2018, the second Research Funding Day for young scientists took place at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. Around 160 young researchers from HHU and other universities in North Rhine-Westphalia attended the event to inform themselves about current funding programmes.

Plenary talk presenting the funding opportunities of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

16 different funding organisations and support agencies including the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the national contact points for EU funding and several others outlined their funding portfolio and support services. Funding opportunities for research projects and individual researchers, research stays abroad, the establishment of junior research groups as well as funding opportunities for joint projects were presented. In addition subject-specific lectures were given for researchers from the humanities and researchers in medicine. There were also ample opportunities to get in touch with the representatives of the organisations and experienced scientists from the university during the following discussions and the breaks. In his motivation talk HHU's DFG Liaison Officer, Prof. Stefan Egelhaaf, pointed out the most important aspects to consider when preparing an application.

HHU Vice President for Research and Transfer, Prof. Peter Westhoff (r.) talking to Dr. Claudia Whittle (HHU Research Advisor).
HHU researchers and colleagues from other NRW universities discussing during the coffee break.
The Research Funding Day took place for the second time.
Presentation of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation in the session which focused on the funding opportunities for the humanities.
Dr. Sandra Berger and Prof. Dr. Axel Gödecke (Moderator and expert in the session focussing on funding in Medicine) talking to Anne Asschenfeldt (Else Kröner Fresenius Foundation).
HHU Research Advisor Dr. Dorothea Uhle talking to a participant.
Presentation of the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi)
Jun.Prof. Gunnar Schröder, Dr. Georg Krugel (Fraunhofer) und HHU Research Advisor Martina Kuhlmann (f.l.t.r.) in the session on opportunities for future junior research group leaders
Dr. Claudia Breit (KoWi) and Prof. Oliver Ebenhöh discussing with participants.
Presentation of the German Research Foundation (DFG).


Photos: Uli Oberländer / Copyright: HHU

The presentations of the Research Funding Day can be obtained upon request.
Please send an email to  undefinedjuno(at)hhu.de .

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