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How to Secure External Funding I. Introduction to the National Research Funding Landscape

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Research Management | project planning

Starting Point

Today, the acquisition of externally funded projects is of paramount importance for universities. But where do researchers find suitable funding for their ideas and projects? The range of funding and financing options is often as diverse as it is confusing. So where to start looking?


Participants gain an overview of opportunities for external funding. They acquire basic knowledge of the many different national funding and financing opportunities and learn how to source suitable funds for their research projects.


  • Introduction to external funding: Grants, contracts, co-financing, alternatives to classic research funding such as sponsoring, endowments, etc.
  • Structures, tasks and support measures of central national research funding organizations
  • Overview of the most important national funding lines and programs, with a focus on: The Walter Benjamin Program (German Research Foundation) for postdoctoral researchers
  • Databases and other options for searching for funding, in particular current calls for proposals and funding programs Supervision as a tool for safeguarding good scientific practice


Lecture, group discussion, work in small groups. Max. number of participants: 15.


The course is primarily intended for people with little or no prior knowledge who seek an introduction to external funding.

Course number
Wed, 11.11.2020, 9:00am-1:00pm
4 hours, 4 working units á 45 min
Online course. Participants receive login data by email prior the course.
Videoconference. Participants who want to prepare prior the course are invited to visit our Praxisblog and our Wiki.
Bertram Welker

Course language
For employees, assistant lectures, registered doctoral candidates at TU Berlin and junior scientists at HU, FU, Charité, the course is free of charge. If you do not belong to these groups of people, please contact  for information on fees.
Participants should have English language skills at least the B2 level.

Participants please keep a laptop/ PC with video and audio function or a webcam and headset ready.
Assuming successful participation, you receive a certificate of attendance.
Applicable for certificate Research Management.

For registration, please fill in the provided form. In case of any questions regarding the course, please contact .

In case of any organizational questions please contact .


Your binding participation is very important to us. On the one hand, our courses are connected with high costs. On the other hand, we plan much group work and work interactively with you. Hence, should you be unable to attend the entire course or should you be prevented from attending the course at all, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can allocate the place to other interested persons. In the event of multiple unexcused absence, we reserve the right to exclude you from further ZEWK courses.

Please help us to develop our program in a targeted manner. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties.

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