Research Funding Network

The Research Funding Network at TU Braunschweig aims to support scientists with their research proposals.

The focus here is on the areas of:

  • Advice and support for proposals for coordinated programmes of the DFG (e.g. Collaborative Research Centers, Research Training Groups)
  • Support for DFG Individual Research Grants proposals, in particular for first-time proposals
  • Support for early career scientists (e.g. Emmy Noether Programme, ERC Starting Grants, Walter Benjamin Programme)

The network includes scientists of TU Braunschweig with many years of experience - in committees and with applications. They support applicants of TU Braunschweig and those who want to come to TU Braunschweig with their research grants. The members of the network provide expert feedback and share their experiences regarding the proposal structure and the application process. There is no quality control of the research content. All consultations are strictly confidential.


The Research Funding Network consists of an advisory board and an Experts Team (FE-Team). Chairman of the network is the Vice President for Research and Early Career Scientists, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Hecker.

Members of the Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Wolf-Tilo Balke (Spokesman) Institute for Information Systems
Prof. Dr. Henning Menzel (deputy Spokesman) Institute for Technical Chemistry
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Herrmann Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Kloft Institute of Structural Design
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Kürner Institute for Communications Technology
Permanent consulting member of the advisory board is the DFG Liaison Officer of TU Braunschweig, Prof. Dr. Georg Garnweitner Institute for Particle Technology

Members of the Experts Team (FE-Team)

Numerous scientists from different disciplines are part of the FE-Team of the Research Funding Network. The aim is to support you, the researchers of TU Braunschweig, in the best possible way and in a discipline-specific manner with your research proposal or in the preparation for reviews of collaborative proposals.

If you are interested in this service, please contact the Research Funding Network via the Research Services and European Office. The staff member will then establish confidential contact with a member of the FE-Team.


DFG Liaison Officer

Prof. Dr. Georg Garnweitner
Institute for Particle Technology

Applicants inform the DFG Liaison Officer about submissions, approvals or rejections of proposals to the DFG. The DFG liaison officer advises on the various funding opportunities offered by the DFG and on submitting proposals, especially first-time proposals. In particular, he can act as a mediator in the event of conflicts of interest and incomprehensible funding decisions.

Research Funding Network

Dr. Inga Schepers
Research Services
Phone: +49 531 391 4277