Dr. Franziska Ringleb

EU Liaison Officer



Calls for proposals


Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds

Doctoral fellowships for projects in the field of biomedical basic research.

Deadlines (multiple cut-off): February 1, June 1, October 1 each year


Volkswagen Stiftung

Freigeist Fellowship
- area of research: all disciplines
- type of funding: own position (head of junior research group)
- up to 1 million Euro
- up to 5 (+3) years
- outstanding junior researchers who wish to carry out research at the boundaries between established fields of research
- prerequisites: PhD degree no longer than four years prior to submission; linked to research institution in Germany; completed change of academic environment and research sojourn abroad
- additional benefits: funding for communication of science and research; special family related benefits; additional funding for refugee scholars and scientists; training programs

Deadline: October 12, 2017


Breuer Stiftung

Doctoral Fellowships for research on Alzheimer's disease and similar age-related diseases.

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Horizon 2020

The EU Office of the Forschungsverbund Berlin provides further information on funding opportunities here.

ERC (European Research Council)


ERC-2017-PoC: ERC-Proof of Concept

Opening date: October 5, 2016
Deadlines (multiple cut-off): January 19, 2017; April 25, 2017; September 5, 2017 

Expected Calls:

Advanced Grant (ERC-2017-AdG)
Expected Opening: May 16, 2017
Expected Deadline: Aug 31, 2017

Starting Grant (ERC-2018-StG)
Expected Opening: Summer 2017
Expected Deadline: Fall 2017

Consolidator Grant (ERC-2018-CoG)
Expected Opening: Fall 2017
Expected Deadline: Beginning 2018

Proof of Concept Grant (ERC-2018-PoC)
Expected Opening: Late summer 2017
Expected Deadline: Beginning of 2018


MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions)

"Expression of Interest" for hosting Marie S.-Curie Fellows
The Kooperationsstelle EU der Wissenschaftsorganisationen (KoWi) would like to encourage German universities and research centers to act as host institutions in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) under Horizon 2020.
As one of its services, KoWi invites potential supervisors at German universities and research centers, who wish to host post-doctoral candidates to fill in the attached template. MSCA Individual Fellowships offer attractive funding for post-doctoral projects in and outside of Europe.
Please forward the "Expression of Interest" as a PDF-file to the following e-mail address:
The institution’s "Expression of Interest" will be published on the KoWi website and spread among KoWi’s European contacts. This will make it easier for excellent post-doctoral researchers in Europe and beyond to identify potential host institutions in Germany for their Marie Skłodowska-Curie projects.

MSCA-IF-2017: Individual Fellowships
Opening date: April 11, 2017
Deadline: September 14, 2017

MSCA-RISE-2017: Research and Innovation Staff Exchange
Opening date: December 01, 2016
Deadline: April 5, 2017

Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes
Expected Opening: Apr 5, 2017
Expected Deadline: Sept 28, 2017


Societal Challenges - Health

SC1-PM-03-2017: Diagnostic characterisation of rare diseases
Opening date: July 28, 2016
Deadline: April 11, 2017


ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017 – Science & Technology

This call offers funding for scientists from Russia and Europe, who want to carry out a joint research project.
In the field "Health", projects covering the topics
- 3.1. Regenerative medicine, biomaterials and organ-on-a-chip-systems
- 3.2 Drug discovery for cancer, cardiovascular and infectious diseases
can be funded.
In Germany, Universities, research institutions and SMEs are entitled to apply. The BMBF provides a maximum of 150,000 Euros per project.
Deadline: July 4, 2017 (3 pm)

 Richtlinie zur Förderung der Zusammenarbeit in den Lebenswissenschaften mit Kuba

Die Förderung bezieht sich auf den Personalaustausch, die Koordinierung der bilateralen Kooperation und auf die Organisation von projektbezogenen Veranstaltungen. Die Maßnahmen sollen Forschungsvorhaben begleiten, die aus anderen Quellen finanziert sind.
Thematische Schwerpunktbereiche:
- Bioökonomie, insbesondere Biotechnologie und Agrarforschung,
- Gesundheitsforschung und Pharmazie.
Die Projekte sollen insbesondere folgende Ziele verfolgen:
- wissenschaftlicher Austausch mit Kuba,
- bilaterale Vernetzung in den thematischen Schwerpunktbereichen,
- Vorbereitung von Folgeaktivitäten (z. B. Antragstellung in BMBF-Fachprogrammen, Horizont 2020 oder in anderen Förderprogrammen),
- Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses.
Deadline: 31.05.2017

Anschubfinanzierung für H2020-Projekte

Nach der bereits seit Längerem geöffneten Ausschreibung für Mittelost- und Südosteuropa hat das BMBF nun eine weitere Ausschreibung für Nord- und Südamerika veröffentlicht. Beide Förderprogramme dienen der Vorbereitung von Horizont 2020-Anträgen mit Partnern aus den jeweiligen Regionen.
In beiden Fällen ist das Antragsverfahren zweistufig. Anträge können fortlaufend bis Ende Dezember 2017 gestellt werden.



The prize is awarded every two years to recognize excellent researchers for their scientific and technological achievements in basic research and applications in the fields of glass and glass-ceramic sciences in the areas of optics and electronics, health, and lifestyle.
Prize money: 25,000 Euro.
Deadline: July 31, 2017


 Heinrich Wieland Prize: Biologically active molecules and systems

 The Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation invites nominations for the Heinrich Wieland Prize. This international prize honours outstanding research on biologically active molecules and systems in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology as well as their clinical importance. The prize is endowed with 100,000 euros.
Deadline: June 1, 2017 (Nomination)

Innovators in Science Award in Neuroscience 2017

Two prizes of US$200,000 are awarded, one to an Early Career Scientist and the other to a well-established Senior Scientist from across the globe who have distinguished themselves for the creative thinking and impact of their research - this year in the field of neuroscience.
Deadline (Nomination): June 5, 2017








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