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Research and Outreach Projects on the Corona Pandemic

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As part of the Argelander Program for Early-Career Researchers, the University of Bonn is funding Research and Outreach Projects on the current Coronavirus Pandemic with up to 25,000 Euros.


Who can apply

Interested young researchers from the University of Bonn (advanced doctoral students and postdocs) from all disciplines who want to contribute to investigating the coronavirus pandemic. Applications can be submitted by individuals or in teams of up to four researchers.

What is funded?

The University of Bonn supports projects that contribute to researching the emergence, spread and containment of the current pandemic and its consequences for society. Funded projects include

  • Research Projects, meaning projects whose research results contribute to an understanding and in particular to an improved handling of the current crisis,

as well as

  • Outreach Projects? that promote the dialogue between science and society on all pandemic-relevant aspects and make in-deph knowledge on the corona pandemic accessible.

The possible subject areas of the projects encompass the entire research spectrum of the University of Bonn. In addition to biological or clinical questions, the effects of the pandemic can be addressed on an individual and social level as well as from a historical or intercultural perspective.

What does the funding include?

Funding up to EUR 25,000 can be requested for projects for a funding period of between two and 12 months. The grant can be used for student assistants or material resources (research costs, software, advertising costs, marketing material, licenses etc.). The applicant(s) must be employed at the University of Bonn (at least until the end of the funding period). The projects should start as soon as possible.

How are applications submitted?

Applications can be submitted via the online application form until May 6, 2020 and should include:

  • CV of the applicant (and possible cooperation partner)
  • synopsis of the planned project (maximum 3 pages)
  • a time schedule and budget plan


Contact Us

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the call and the grant:

Clara Kaminsky
Bonn Graduate Center
+49 (0228) 73 60140
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Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKW) as part of the Excellence Strategy of the Federal and State Governments.

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