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The Research Services Office is the first contact point for researchers and academics at the University of Kassel, who are preparing an application for research support.

University of Kassel
Research Services Office
Mönchebergstraße 19
34109 Kassel

Tel.: +49 561 804–2208


Head of Department and Team

Cur­rent Information by Fun­ding in­sti­tu­ti­ons

With regard to the spread of the corona virus SARS-CoV-2, please note the adapted specifications of the various funding agencies, especially with regard to cost-neutral extensions of funded projects or the provision of additional resources. Further information can be found on the websites of the respective supporting institutions.

No­te on amen­ded DFG gui­de­li­nes

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has adapted various guidelines for project proposals and programmes. In the process, the structure has been revised and certain aspects have been added, on which information must now also be provided. Until 30 October 2020, proposals prepared according to the previous structure will be accepted on a transitional basis. Please refer to the DFG website for current information.

Note on amended DFG guidelines: Read More

Ge­ne­ral event Information

Info-Event Introduction to Research Data Management [German]

Responsible handling of research data is an important component of good scientific and digital practice. Various requirements (funding institutions, publishers, universities, professional societies, ...) are placed on you as a researcher. The aim of the course is to provide a basic understanding of the nature, meaning and significance of research data management, to inform about the different requirements and to give first tips for handling your own research data.

Speaker: Arvid Deppe
Time: 3 November 2020, 10 - 12 am, Room 2432, Universität Kassel, Diagonale 10
Target group: academically active members of the University of Kassel

Further information and registration can be found here.

The course is held in German

Further information and registration

Creating data management plans [German]

A data management plan is a document that describes the intended handling of research data. In this introductory workshop, participants should gain an insight into the topic, get to know concrete aids such as tools and samples and try them out in practice.

Speakers: Arvid Deppe, Dr. Sabrina Jordan, Tanja Bode
Target group: Scientific and administrative staff of the University of Kassel

Time: 14 May 2020, 9 am - 1 pm, Room 2432, University of Kassel, Diagonal 10

The lecture will be held in German.

Further information and the registration can be found here.


A compact input in research ethics

Participants learn basic principles of research ethics and will have the opportunity to reflect own research activities with the group. The offer is aimed at PhD students and post-docs and held in German.

Date: 16 December 2020, 09:30 a.m.  - 05:00 p.m.

Place: Mönchebergstr. 19, room 4100

Registration deadline: 17 November 2020

More details can be found here.

This event is aimed at all employees who are involved in the acquisition, planning and processing of third-party funded projects as well as the management of third-party funds.

The aim is to exchange experiences and work on subject-related topics in connection with the management/accounting of project funds.

Target group: Employees of the University of Kassel who are involved in the management of external funding

Date: 28 October 2020

Time: 9 am to 12:30 pm
Speaker: Sigrid Reinhard, Department IV

Place: Mönchebergstr. 19
Room: 1450 (SAP training room), finance department (1st floor)

The event will be held in German.

Further information and the registration can be found here.



Ge­ne­ral con­di­ti­ons for good re­se­arch

The University of Kassel believes that good academic practice is an essential precondition for research and scholarship and it attaches the greatest importance to this crucial task of academic self-regulation.

General conditions for good research: Forward

In­ter­nal uni­ver­si­ty fun­ding pro­gram­mes and selec­tion pro­ce­du­res

Our internal funding programmes provide assistance to researchers and academics at the university to develop research projects that attract external funding.

Internal university funding programmes and selection procedures: Forward

Sup­port for ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons

The Research Services Office offers researchers and academics help with making applications and administering funds that have been successfully raised.

Support for applications: Forward

Im­portant no­ti­ce re­gar­ding the pro­ce­du­re for res­arch pro­po­sals

For applications which will be submitted to the university leadership by the Research Services Office, a processing time of three weeks has to be calculated. For justified exceptional cases it would be two weeks.

Re­se­arch ca­re­ers in mo­bi­li­ty and no­bi­li­ty

The University of Kassel supports the international sharing of ideas for research purposes and awards prizes for outstanding achievements in academic pursuits.

Research careers in mobility and nobility: Forward

Re­se­arch Information ser­vices

The Research Services Office provides information services on upcoming funding opportunities for researchers and academics.

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