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

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.

Research ethics is becoming more and more important; funding institutions and publication bodies are increasingly demanding an ethics vote for scientific projects. For this purpose, the Research Service regularly informs in an information event on Zoom about the contact points, procedures for the examination of scientific projects for ethical sensitivity, the application possibilities for an ethics vote and the tasks of the central ethics committee responsible for this. 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.

The Central Research Fund, the programme lines and the awarding procedure are regularly presented in information events by the Research Service.

The next events and registration links for the Zoom sessions will be posted here in due course.

We regulary inform about the  state program LOEWE, about the guidelines and the different funding lines. We will also inform you about the application modalities, processes and deadlines.

The next dates and links for application will be announced here in due course.

In­form­a­tion about fur­ther events

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

The state initiative Hessian Research Data Infrastructures offers various courses on the topic of research data in the HeFDI Data School. The modules are offered in the period from September 2022 to March 2023.

The basic modules of the HeFDI Data School serve as a (first) 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 FDM is advantageous, but not mandatory.

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

The German Research Foundation (DFG) regularly offers info talks in German and English on its funding instruments for early career researchers. Please check the linked website for updates on the individual talks and for registration details.

Go to the DFG page

The Research Data Management offers a selection of online courses. These include the interactive Moodle course " Einführung in das Forschungsdatenmanagement", which was developed within the HeFDI initiative.

Here you can find more information and access to the courses

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.

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 been an integral part of proposals to the DFG for some time. Now, the DFG has updated its proposal guidelines for the programmes "Sachbeihilfe", "Teilprojekte in FOR" and "SPP", as well as for the Emmy Noether Programme, and asks applicants to address these topics in more detail. Accordingly, the new application guidelines feature adapted outlines and notes.

  • In particular, the increased relevance of the topic "Handling Research Data" (Chapter 2.4) should be taken into account. Applicants are now asked to address this topic within the project description and in more detail than before. 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 adequate handling of research data can be accessed (see link below).
  • By locating the chapter "Handling Research Data" as well as the chapter "Relevance of Gender and/or Diversity" in the first, scientific part of the description of the project, the page separation has now been adjusted from the previous 15 + 10 pages to 17 + 8 pages in the programme material grant. This means that 17 pages are now available for the scientific part. For the second part, which consists of the chapters "Accompanying information" and "Applied modules/funds", an additional eight pages are available.
  • In Chapter 2.3 "Work Programme", a note has been added to the effect that quality assurance measures for the project can be explained in the work programme if necessary.
  • Chapter 4.1.2 "Explanation of the planned investigations in experiments on humans or on material taken from humans" was expanded to include the area of experiments with "identifiable data" in the title and was supplemented with notes regarding the presentation of the experimental plan.
  • The information on "Dual Use Research of Concern" (Chapter 4.1.5) was updated due to changes in legal standards.

Transitionally, applications will be accepted according to the previous versioning until 31 May 2022.

Further information:

To the new form "Guidelines for the submission of applications - project proposals"

General information on the adequate handling of research data

General information on dealing with gender and diversity dimensions

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