Can the application also be written in English?
Of course. You can set the ProDiGI website (find this option in the top right corner of you screen) to English. By doing this, you will not only find an English version of the call for proposals, but also of the application form.
How can I apply for a staff position for longer than six months?
In this case, you need to justify why funds for a staff position beyond the regular term of six months are required. You will find the corresponding text field for this at the end of the application form. In this case, please also indicate exactly in the cost plan for how many months you would like to apply for staff funds and include this amount directly in the total sum for personnel funds.
How can I get support from academic assistants to carry out my project?
To obtain support from assistants for the implementation of your project, you have two options:
- You have the option to include up to 25 assistant hours a month directly in your application. Indicate the hours required for this in the cost plan and include the incurred costs in the total sum for personnel funds.
- Even if you do not apply for your own assistants' hours for your project, you will have access to our project's own pool of assistants during the funding period. They can support you, for example, during your digital teaching sessions, with the use of digital tools, or with the recording of videos or other formats. You can book these directly through us - and depending on availability - via a booking tool on the ProDiGI website, to which you will get access with the start of the funding period.
Can I get help with my plans to use digital tools, even before I submit my application?
Of course. Even before funding - and also independently of funding - the help of the DI and its staff is available to teaching staff at the TU Braunschweig. For example, we can help you find suitable tools or teaching scenarios and, if necessary, also procure digital resources for the DI and make them available to you. If you are interested, simply contact us directly (prodigi-ph(at)tu-braunschweig.de).
Is it possible for two institutions from two faculties to apply for a project together or should two separate applications be submitted?
A joint proposal from two faculties is encouraged. Here, reference could then also be made to the interdisciplinary cooperation in your application itself.
In the case of a joint project proposal from two faculties, is the consent of both deans of studies required?
In this case, the consents of both deans of studies would be preferred, but formally it would be enough if you can show the consent of one dean of studies and that the other one is informed of your plans.
In the case of a joint application by two institutes, is the budget allocated to both partners or can both apply for the personnel and material funds up to the stated maximum in each case?
In this funding line, the upper funding limits for personnel and material resources apply per project, not per participating institute.
Can the staff and assistance funds also be divided and used, for example, for two 25% positions?
Yes, this is possible. Please enter your preferred division of the position in the column for staff funds in the cost plan in the application form.
Can the material funds also be used to purchase, e.g., licences and software for video production for the teaching project?
Yes, this is possible. Note that the ProDiGI project also has additional funds available for the purchase of exactly these kinds of materials. Therefore, should there be a need within – or outside – the funded projects, such purchases would also be a possibility independent of the material funds. Whether such a purchase is possible will be examined on a case-by-case basis. If you have any need for assistance with the purchase or use of digital tools for your classes outside of the funding line, we are very happy to help.
Can material funds of more than 700 euros also be applied for if this higher sum can be justified on the basis of high costs, e.g., for external fees?
No, unfortunately this is not possible as the material resources available to us for the teaching projects are limited.
Our project includes the cooperation with an international partner. Is it enough to simply state in the application that this cooperation is envisaged and/or whom to contact at the partner institution, or...
... is a written confirmation by the partner university required?
This depends on how certain this cooperation is at the point of handing in your application. In case that the partnership is only intended, this should be clearly stated in the application. However, if the cooperation is already confirmed, your application should, preferably, include a Letter of Intent by the partner university. Here, a simple confirmation of your collaboration is sufficient.