Research Support

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The Research Support team is the first contact point for researchers and academics at the University of Kassel who are preparing an application for research funding.

University of Kassel
Forschungs- und Graduiertenförderung (FGF)
Mönchebergstraße 19
34109 Kassel

How to reach us:
Give us a call or send us an e-mail. Our team will gladly arrange an appointment with you.

Events organised by the Research Support team

In this short information event, you will learn how to use our research information service FIT. The newsletter and its database helps you to find funding opportunities, awards and events. This event takes place online via Zoom and is usually offered at the beginning of every semester. You will find up-to-date information here.

Please note: The information event is intended for members of the University of Kassel. Please contact the FIT Team if you are part of an institution interested in becoming a member of the FIT network.

Research ethics is becoming more and more important, with funding institutions and publication organs increasingly demanding an ethics vote for scientific projects. The University Ethics Committee office regularly holds information events on Zoom on the procedures for checking scientific projects regarding ethical sensitivity, the application process for obtaining an ethics vote and the tasks of the responsible University Ethics Committee. You will find up-to-date information here.

Please note: These events are intended only for members of the University of Kassel.

The Research Support team regularly provides an overview of the LOEWE state program, from general guidelines to the various funding lines. We also inform you about the application modalities, procedures and deadlines. The next dates and links for applications will be announced here as soon as possible.

Information about further events

Here you will find a selection of additional events held online or in person.

The state initiative Hessian Research Data Infrastructures offers various courses on the topic of research data in the HeFDI Data School.

The basic modules of the HeFDI Data School serve as an (initial) orientation in research data management. Basic terms are explained and common methods and best practices are presented.

The focus modules of the HeFDI Data School offer an in-depth insight into selected sub-areas of research data management. Basic knowledge of RDM is advantageous, but not a prerequisite.

The exact dates, registration options as well as further information can be found here.

The German Research Foundation (DFG) regularly organizes events to provide information about its funding opportunities for early career researchers. Up-to-date information on the lectures and registration options can be found a few weeks before the respective dates on the linked page.

Link to the

DFG website

The Research Data Management team offers a selection of online courses. These include an interactive Moodle course named "Introduction to research data management", which was developed within the HeFDI initiative.

Here you can find further information and access to the courses.

Information for researchers

On 21.04.2021, Prof. Dr. Ilse Müllner and Prof. Dr. Elfriede Friedmann were appointed to the Committee for the Safeguarding of Good Scientific Practice. The University Senate appointed the commission at its meeting on February 3, 2011.

Ilse Müllner has been Professor of Biblical Theology at the Institute of Catholic Theology since 2004. She was Dean of FB01 from 2005 to 2007, a member of the University Senate from 2008 to 2018 and has been a member of the Research Committee of the University of Kassel since 2018.

Elfriede Friedmann has been Professor of Numerics and Mathematical Modeling since 2019. She was previously head of the Junior Research Group at the Institute for Applied Mathematics at Heidelberg University.

A description of the subject-specific adequate handling of research data as well as dealing with gender and diversity dimensions in the research context has long been an integral part of proposals to the DFG. The DFG has now updated its proposal guidelines in the Research Grants, Subprojects in FOR and SPP programs, as well as for the Emmy Noether Programme, and asks applicants to address these topics in greater detail. Accordingly, the new application guidelines have adapted structures and notes.

  • In particular, the increased relevance of the topic of "Handling research data" (section 2.4) is to be taken into account. Applicants are now asked to address this topic in more detail than before within the project description. A checklist is available as a guide to the required information. In addition, further information on the handling of research data and the DFG's measures to promote the appropriate handling of research data is available (link to the DFG website).
  • By locating the chapter "Handling of research data" and the chapter "Relevance of gender and/or diversity" in the first, scientific part of the project description, the page separation will now be adjusted from the previous 15 + 10 pages to 17 + 8 pages in the program grant. This means that 17 pages are now available for the scientific part. An additional eight pages are available for the second part, which consists of the chapters "Accompanying information" and "Modules/resources applied for".
  • In chapter 2.3 "Work program", a note has been added to the effect that quality assurance measures for the project can be explained in the work program if necessary.
  • Chapter 4.1.2 "Explanation of the planned investigations in tests on humans or on material taken from humans" has been expanded to include the area of tests with "identifiable data" in the heading and supplemented with information on the presentation of the test plan.
  • The information on "Dual Use Research of Concern" (section 4.1.5) has been updated due to changes in legal standards.

Since June 1, 2022, applications must be prepared in accordance with the new requirements.

Further information:

To the new form "Guidelines for submitting applications - project applications"

General information on the appropriate handling of research data

General information on dealing with gender and diversity dimensions

N.B. regarding grant proposals requiring institutional sign-off:

Please allow three weeks to process applications submitted via the Research Funding Office for signature by the university management - two weeks in justified exceptional cases in an urgent procedure.