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TU-Nachwuchsring Flex Funding

The TU Kaiserslautern would like to support advanced young scientists with their own working group. To this end, the TU-Nachwuchsring invites applications for Flex Funding.

Target group

Junior professors, junior research group leaders and tenure track professors (up to W1) from all departments of the TU Kaiserslautern are eligible to apply. Applications for Flex Funding can only be submitted by individuals.

Aim and type of funding

The aim of the funding is to support applicants in advancing their own academic career at the TU Kaiserslautern.  Funding of a maximum of € 3,000 per person and year for a clearly defined project can be applied for. A maximum of one application for funding per person can be submitted per call (probably once per quarter).

Members of the target group can apply for funding...

  • to advance their own research (e.g. Hiwi costs, equipment costs, chemicals),
  • for publication costs that are not covered by the University Library's publication fund,
  • as well as in justified exceptional cases for inviting cooperation partners or guests (e.g. potential cooperation partners for future research projects).

The use of funds for travel to conferences and to cooperation partners at other universities or research institutions (see funding line Mobility Funding), coaching (see funding line Coaching), for the financing of one’s own position, for participation in external workshops (see funding line External Workshops for PostdocsPlus) and for representational costs (e.g. catering and advertising) is excluded.


Good to know:

  • Prerequisite for funding is an individual membership in the TU-Nachwuchsring.
    Please also note our criteria for using the offers of the TU-Nachwuchsring.
  • Criteria for junior research group leaders (based on the definition of the BMBF): “As a junior research group leader, you have access to your own funds for human resources and materials that enable you to realize an independent research project and lead a team of doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers.”
  • If you currently receive research funding from the TU-Nachwuchsring and have not yet completed your project, you have to make clear that the application for flex funding concerns a project that is independent of your research funding project.

Ongoing call for applications: Flex Funding

Application for Flex Funding can be submitted at any time from now on.

The period of financial support is the current calendar year until November 30.


Information on the call for applications and the application procedure can be found here:


Call for applications: Flex funding 2021_german

Application form Flex Funding_german

Call for applications: Flex funding 2021_english

Application form Flex Funding_english


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