Funding Advisory Service


[Translate to English:] Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Zentrale in Bonn

Your research officer for national funding programs can support you when applying for grant funding as a postdoctoral researcher or a professor. Our advisory service comprises all individual funding programs as well as funding programs for major collaborative, multi-disciplinary projects with a focus on DFG programs. If you have any questions or require assistance please contact research officer Dr. Uta Brathauer, at an early stage wherever possible. She offers individual counseling for first-time applicants, postdocs, newly appointed professors, junior professors, and full professors.

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Your research officer can help with:

  • Finding funding
  • Explaining the application process
  • Guidance on the dos and don’ts of successful grant-writing
  • Feedback on early drafts of the proposal
  • Advice on revising rejected proposals


Dr. Uta Brathauer
Phone: +49 (0)421 218-60325 Email
SFG Building, room 3140

Newsletter - Calls and Funding Opportunities

Subscribe to the University of Bremen's funding opportunities newsletter. The Newsletter is distributed about once a months and provides a sample of announcements and solicitations that the research support staff identify as interesting to the Bremen research community.

DFG Liaison Officer

Prof. Dr. Michaela Knecht
Phone: +49 (0)421 218-67640 Email
SFG Building, room 4100


Funding your Research in Germany

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provides an overview of funding programmes for German and international academics run by the most important research funding institutions. Target group: international students, graduates, postdocs, and academics interested in a research stay in Germany.



European Union

Are you interested in funding programs supported by the EU or other international funding bodies?

If you plan to apply for one of these funding programs please contact us. We are happy to support you.

You do not yet work in Bremen but plan to develop a proposal together with the University of Bremen? Please contact us via email or telephone.

Whether project idea, proposal or current project: We invite you to make use of our advice and information offers!

EU funding opportunities

The European commission provides research funding in nearly every thematic area in with a broad range of funding opportunities. The most comprehensive programme is the current research framework programme Horizon Europe (HEU).


Individual funding in Horizon Europe

Funding under the Framework Programme Horizon Europe mainly means topic-oriented collaborative research, but also provides for opportunities for open-topic individual funding under Pillar 1 (Excellent Science).


Our councelling services

We propose suitable funding possibilities for your project and support you during the application process, the budget calculation, the grant preparation and in the course of the project. For question regarding EU training programmes (e.g. Erasmus+) please contact the International Office.



Dr. Andrea Gottlieb
Phone: +49 (0)421 218-60322 Email
SFG Building, room 3170

Funda Togar
Tel. +49 421 218-60308 E-Mail
Gebäude SFG, Raum 0400

Dr. Kristin Baer (currently not in service)


[Translate to English:] Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - Zentrale in Bonn
[Translate to English:] Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung - Logo

The German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD is the first point of contact for individual grants abroad and for grants for international researchers in Germany.

In addition, there are programme lines for project funding in research and teaching.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes international cooperation in research and primarily awards scholarships and research prizes. Today, the Humboldtians' network comprises 28,000 scholarship holders and alumni in over 140 countries.

We will be glad to advise you on these and other international research funding opportunities.


Barbara Hasenmüller
Phone +49 421 218-60362 E-Mail
Building SFG, Room 0360