Our services for a supportive research environment

In order to put new research ideas into practice, bring knowledge into the world or discuss approaches and concepts with other researchers, the Faculty and the University provide funding for targeted support for their scientists.

Project funding of the faculty

DFG in­cent­ive sys­tem

We support postdoctoral researchers in the application process for a DFG project. For this purpose, the Faculty provides a maximum of 6 financial support grants per year, each amounting to a ¼ WiMi position for 6 months. The funds can be used flexibly (WiMi, assistants, material and/or travelling expenses).


Pro­mo­tion of re­search pro­jects and pro­ject pre­par­a­tion meas­ures

Future-orientated projects can be supported with personnel and material resources, which can be converted into personnel resources if required. We offer start-up support for applications and funding for special small projects


Programmes to promote equality

Equal study and work opportunities characterise the profile of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics. The Faculty's Equal Opportunities Officer is therefore committed to equality, work-life balance, equal opportunities and mutual appreciation.

Qualification programme for young female scientists

We provide funding for the academic and professional qualification of female junior professors, research assistants and suitable Master's students. The funding includes support for qualification and networking trips or the financing of personnel and material resources.


Support for researchers with care responsibilities

We would like to support scientists with care responsibilities in reconciling science and family responsibilities. In addition to women, men are also supported. The concept of family is not reduced to parenthood, but rather to the assumption of responsibility by other people in the private sphere.


Programme for female guest researchers

We want to increase the proportion of female researchers and lecturers and bring outstanding female researchers from different economic disciplines to the faculty. from various economic disciplines to the faculty, who can offer events, seminars and guest lectures for students and at the same time facilitate a fruitful exchange of knowledge.


Award for work related to gender and diversity

Outstanding work relating to gender and diversity should be particularly recognised. We not only want to recognise outstanding achievements, but also send out a signal that gender and diversity are topics of crucial importance in economics.


Further offers for equality

Our Equal Opportunities Officer ensures equal rights for women and men in all status groups and provides advice and support in cases of sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination. She is also committed to the compatibility of family, studies and career. This is reflected in a wide range of services.

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„Thanks to the funding from the qualification programme, I was able to make my doctoral dissertation much more comprehensive and profitable. The funding also encouraged me to tackle my own research project and realise individual research plans!”

Jasmin Fuhrmann,
Doctoral candidate at the Chair of University Didactics and Development

Central funding programmes at Paderborn University

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Research funding and services

Paderborn University supports its academics with numerous offers and services, creating space for research. From the project idea to its successful completion: you will be supported all the way.

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Network of interdisciplinary research

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Research Unit

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Commission for Research and Young Scientists (FK)

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University teaching awards

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Faculty awards

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Dean's Young Scholar Awards

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UGO Preis

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Seminars & Workshops

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Stay abroad during the doctorate

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Research centres & laboratories

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Foundation & Innovation

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Guest researchers

Our faculty not only maintains numerous relationships with international partner universities for student exchanges, but is also closely involved in a wide range of international research networks. On this page you will find a small selection of guest researchers who come to Paderborn to work on joint research projects.

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Dean of Re­search

Prof. Dr. Wendelin Schnedler

Dekanat Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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Paderborn University
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33098 Paderborn