Research Funding

Central Research Development Fund

The University of Bremen’s Central Research Development Fund (CRDF) supports researchers on all stages of their scientific career. A special focus is put on profile building, promotion of early career researchers, and preparation of research grant applications.

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Special Funding Program from the State of Bremen to Research Bremen's Colonialism

With this special program, the state of Bremen supports funding initiatives that aim to address new academic ideas and research approaches in order to contribute to a broader discussion and exchange on the topic of "Bremen's Colonialism". 


"Impuls Forschung" - Start-up Funding for VNU Association Research

Under the new format “Impuls Forschung”, the Association of North German Universities (German: Verband Norddeutscher Universitäten - abbr. VNU) financially supports the initiation, consolidation and expansion of research cooperation amongst its member universities. The granted funds of up to €5,000 per application are to be used for exchanging ideas, preparing cooperation projects and applying for joint projects. The programme is addressed at Ph.D. graduates from all VNU universities (Bremen, Greifswald, Groningen, Hamburg, Kiel, Lübeck, Lüneburg, Oldenburg, Rostock). Applications are possible at any time.



YERUN - Research Mobility Award

The University of Bremen is a member of  YERUN, a  network of highly-ranked, young research universities in Europe. The founding goals of the Network are to strengthen and develop cooperation in the areas of research, academic education and service to society. Last year, YERUN launched its first Research Mobility Award to increase joint research collaborations among its members.

YERUN Researcher Mobility Awards (YRMA) are competitive awards for PhD students, post-doc and early career researchers until 8 years since the completion of PhD from YERUN Universities. The programme provides support for researchers to undertake a minimum of 1-week stay at one or two other YERUN partner institutions from a different country. The recent call just closed. The next call will open during this Year. Further information will follow. For more information get in touch with Julia Sievers.





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Fellowship programme for at-risk scholars of the State of Bremen

The Senator for Science, Health, and Consumer Protection of the State of Bremen supports young scientists whose scientific work in their home country is endangered due to persecution and threats. Aim of the funding is to enable the scientists to continue their research at the University of Bremen. The call includes fellowships for Postdocs and PhD candidates.