Focus Track A|B: Promotion of Independent Grant Proposals

The program Focus A|B aims at high qualified early career researchers up to 6 years after finishing their PhD who are currently preparing their own independent grant proposal.

The goal is to increase the chances of successful extramural funding when future research independence is observable, and strengthening the visibility in the research community.

Application Deadline:   July 13, 2018

Overview Focus A|B

WHO?   Early career researchers, up to six years* after completion of their PhD, who have an innovative research idea and are currently preparing their own independent grant proposal.
    * Parental leave is taken into account (up to 2 years per child)
     
WHAT?   > Participation in a grant application workshop
> flexible funding of up to EUR 10,000 (e.g. for student assistants, travel costs)
> additional support by an academic mentor during the application phase
     
WHY?   Increasing chances of successful extra-mural funding when future research independence is observable, and strengthening of visibility in the research community.
     
GOAL?   Submission of grant proposal within the twelve months of funding by the Focus program and start into an independent career.

Application

Please submit the following documents by email to fokus@grade.uni-frankfurt.de

  • completed online application form
  • a short, generally comprehensible, and precisely written description of the grant proposal you plan to submit to a third-party funding agency at the end of the focus period (3 pages max.):
    - outline what kind of grant proposal is being planned and why (including the name of the third party funding institution and the funding program)
    - describe current research, planned cooperation projects, and goals
    - point out how the funds applied for contribute to or enhance the chances of a successful grant proposal
  • summary of the planned expenditure of the Focus funds
  • time schedule for the duration of the Focus program
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • list of publications
  • letter from your department/institute verifying the institutional support (infrastructure like rooms, computers, necessary facilities), and the afflitaion with Goethe University by employment or scholarship for the duration of the Focus program (see template)

FAQ

Further information and FAQ about the Early Career Researchers in Focus Program of the Goethe University

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