Research & Teaching

German Research Foundation (DFG)
In addition to specific programs and prizes, DFG supports every graduate with respect to individual and thematically-focused research projects that are limited in time by awarding, among other measures, research scholarships and grants.

Research Unit Historical Cultural Sciences
The Research Unit primarily promotes projects serving the thematic further development and the expansion of the Research Unit, for instance through the development of integrated projects and the preparation of applications for outside funding. In addition, it maintains funds for conferences and individual projects as well as the promotion of young researchers. Applications for funding must show a clear historical-cultural sciences connection and a distinctly theoretical-methodological foundation.

Research Unit Media Convergence (in German only)
Eligible research projects must show a close thematic link to the subject media convergence. The promotion of projects either takes the form of “start-up funding” in order to raise third-party funding or support of young researchers.

Frankfurt Foundation maecenia for Women in Academia and Art (in German only)
The Frankfurt Foundation maecenia for Women in Academia and Art promotes women who carry out forward-looking projects in all fields of academic research, art and culture. In particular, maecenia supports interdisciplinary projects with a critical and constructive focus on society from the point of view of women.

Gutenberg Teaching Council (GTC)
GTC’s support measures address a large target group. Support is aimed at promoting innovative teaching projects (individual as well as focus projects) which make sustainable contributions to the further development or improvement of teaching within a field of study or beyond.

Internal University Research Funding
Young researchers can apply to receive funding for their first projects and networking activities. The Research and Technology Transfer staff unit provides individual advising and support.

(Status: 11/2016)