13.06.2024 Informational Event: Funding Opportunities of DFG and VolkswagenStiftung for Postdocs

In this online informational event, you will have the opportunity to obtain in-depth information on the topic of acquiring third-party funding. Representatives of both the German Research Foundation (DFG) and VolkswagenStiftung will present comprehensive overviews of their funding programs. Afterwards, we continue with a panel discussion on the topic of "Academic (Grant) Writing with AI".

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Successful careers in academia are almost inseparably linked to the successful acquisition of third-party funding. Finding, applying for and being given the "right" type of grant can be a tremendous boon to any researcher's career. But how does one navigate the sprawling landscape of academic funding? How does one determine which program is suitable for the current or next step in their career?

To answer these questions — and related ones — we are hosting a digital informational event on June 26, 2024 from 1.00 pm to 3.45 pm.

1 pm–1:10 pm Introduction Event organizers
1:10 pm–1:55 pm Funding for Postdocs by DFG Dr Anjana Buckow
1:55 pm–2:30 pm Funding for Postdocs by  VolkswagenStiftung Dr Annabella Hüfler-Fick
2:30 pm–2:40 pm Break
2:40 pm–3:35 pm Panel Discussion "Academic (Grant) Writing with AI" Dr Hanna Denecke (VolkwagenStiftung)
Dr Joss von Hadeln (HessenHub)
Dimitra Lountzi (TwentyOne Skills)
Professor Dr Gert Bange (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
3:35 pm–3:45 pm Wrap Up Event organizers

More information and registration (optional) on the website. The link will be sent to registered participants and posted there before the meeting.


This event is part of the program "Career Development for Postdoctoral Researchers", which is jointly organized by the three graduate institutions Giessen Graduate Centre for Social Sciences, Business, Economics and Law (GGS), International Giessen Graduate Centre for the Life Sciences (GGL) and MArburg University Research Academy (MARA) under the umbrella of the Research Campus Central Hessen.

The chief organizers of the event are Dr Christine Berger (MARA), Dr Sabine Otto (GGL), Dr Sina Weidenweber (THM), and Felix Wagner (GGS).

Target Audience

Doctoral candidates, postdocs, junior research group leaders, junior professors, tenure-track professors from all disciplines (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Justus Liebig Universität Giessen, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen — University of Applied Sciences, Research Campus of Central Hessen (FCMH), Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Universität Kassel).


Dr. Christine Berger
MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Tel.: +49 6421 28 21310