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Supporting research

At the University of Bayreuth, you can expect all the pre-conditions to be in place for your research. Thanks to our excellent research performance, we obtain a considerable share of our budget from third-party funding, in addition to our state budget. The University of Bayreuth offers support in applying for funding and in financing research stays through several of its offices. 

Office of Research Support

The Office of Research Support of the University of Bayreuth advises and supports researchers from all disciplines in preparing and applying for their research project proposals.

Our service at a glance

  • Information on current calls for proposals
  • Advice on funding programmes, including our own internal funding pool
  • Procurement of programme documents and application forms
  • Assistance with applications

  • Contact information for funding agencies, administration, and service institutions
  • Advice on research data management in funding applications
  • Organisation of workshops with visiting speakers

University of Bayreuth Centre of International Excellence “Alexander von Humboldt”

The University of Bayreuth Centre of International Excellence "Alexander von Humboldt" (Bayreuth Humboldt Centre for short) was established with Excellence Strategy funds. The aim of the Centre is to strengthen the internationality and excellence of research at the University across all disciplines, and to network actively with the best universities worldwide.

Services at a glance

  • With its "Senior and Junior Fellowships" and "Short Term Grants" funding lines, the Bayreuth Humboldt Centre invites outstanding international guest researchers to Bayreuth for research stays.
  • In addition, generously endowed "Strategic Scientific Workshops" are organised in cooperation with researchers.
  • The Bayreuth Humboldt Centre advises all applicants and hosts, and provides its sponsored researchers with comprehensive support in planning and realising their research stays.

The Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The institute provides advice on innovation and knowledge transfer.

Services at a glance

  • Advice on invention disclosure and property rights
  • Support in establishing contacts with partners from industry, for example in developing a product to market maturity, or in exploring application options
  • Advice and support on funding opportunities for the development of innovative technology and cooperation with companies

International Office

The International Office supports researchers from all disciplines in initiating and carrying out international research projects.

Services at a glance

  • Advice on funding opportunities for international projects and on submitting applications
  • Support in setting up and implementing a wide range of research formats such as cotutelle de thèse, international research training groups, and international research alliances and partnerships.

Service for researchers