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Institutional Funding

Level I

With the start of the new year begins a new application period for institutional funding for projects from researchers of the University Medical Center Mainz. A total of 0.6 million € are available for the year 2019. With this funding option, UMC seeks to improve the future rate of success for projects to receive third-party funding. This line of funding is therefore exclusively conceptualized as start-up funding. Projects already running or ending soon are not eligible for Stufe I funding. Travel costs cannot be covered. Please use the application found in the Downloads area to submit your proposal. Although the application is in English, proposals may be submitted either in English or in German. Proposals from professors will not be accepted, as funding is limited and therefore only deserving proposals from young researchers will be funded.


Proposals for funding up to 15,000 € can be submitted at any time.

Proposals for funding over 15,000 € (maximum 40,000 €) can only be submitted twice a year. For the fundin cycle 2020-2021, the deadlines are:

  • Monday, 15 January 2020, 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, 22 June 2020, 4:00 p.m. 

Further Information:


1) Applicants must have completed their doctorate and be employed at UMC to be eligible for funding.

2) The ratio between requested institutional start-up funding and planned external funding should be at least 1:5.

3) A report of the project results must be submitted via  e-mail no later than 6 months after the funding period has ended. A template is available in the Downloads section.


Review Process:

Applications for funding up to 40,000 € will be reviewed by two advanced researchers at UMC and then be submitted to the Committee for Research Support (Ausschuss für Forschungsförderung) for final review and evaluation.


Dr. A. Clement
Tel.: 06131 17-9948