Re­se­arch ser­vices

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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

Events or­ga­nis­ed by the Re­se­arch Ser­vice

During the information events for the Central Research funds, we will inform you about the seven funding lines as well as the submission and selection procedure. There will be ample time for questions.


We are looking forward to your participation. In case you are interested, please register by clicking on one of the links below:

Monday, July 12th, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (in German)

Wednesday, July 14th, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (in English)

Tuesday, August 31st, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (in German)


After registration you will receive a personalized access code for the event via Email.


In this event we would like to inform about the updated funding guidelines of the state program LOEWE, as well as the application procedures (and internal pre-selection for funding line 1 (center) and 2 (major focuses)).

Please register for one of the following dates:

Tuesday, 13 Juy 2021 10-11 am: To the registration form

Tuesday 13 July 2021 3-4 pm: To the registration form

Thursday, 15 Julyi 2021 10-11 am: To the registration form

Thursday 15 July 2021 3-4 pm: To the registration form

After registering, you will receive your event credentials via email.

In a short info session you will learn how to ideally use our research information service FIT for your research on funding opportunities, awards and events. The presentation is organized as a Zoom conference and is usually offered at the beginning of a semester. Up-to-date information will be posted here in due course.

Note: This event is internal to the university and is aimed at members of the University of Kassel.

Information about fur­ther events

Here you will find a selection of additional offerings organized online or in presence.

Here you will learn what research data management is and what it is used for, get to know the requirements of third parties and get an impression of how to do research data management.

The course is scheduled for two hours - but ultimately the duration of the course depends on whether and how exactly you take note of the (linked) contents.

Please find more information and the access here. 

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

Here you can find more information and also the access link.

DFG Associate Lecturer Prof. Dr. Raffael Schaffrath provides information on the DFG application process and offers assistance for specific application projects.

Date: November 26, 2021 11 am - 1 pm online.

Please register here.

Deadline for registration: November 19, 2021.

Note: This event is aimed at postdocs, advanced PhD students and young university teachers at the University of Kassel.

Cur­rent Information for re­se­ar­chers

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.

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. Please refer to the DFG website for current information.

On April 21, 2021, Prof. Dr. Ilse Müllner and Prof. Dr. Elfriede Friedmann were appointed as confidants for the Commission for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice. The Senate of the University had appointed the Commission in its meeting on February 03, 2011.

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

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

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.

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

The university supports scientists in the development of externally funded research projects through an internal funding program and internal selection and consultation procedures.

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

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.

Research information services: Forward