Research Grant

A research grant may be applied by senior researchers coordinating or planning a substantive project (involving several people) or post doc researchers. Research grant can be applied for working (a working grant), purchased services, materials and other expenses.

A working grant is awarded for a maximum period of 12 months. The amount of tax-free grant corresponds with the so-called artist grant (monthly sum is announced in the call for applications). The law on the social security of grant recipients requires a pension insurance contract if certain conditions are met (see The grant recipient must be free from other employment and able to concentrate on research.

The working grant in years 2018-2021
2021: 1972 €/month (insurance included) | 1716 €/month (without insurance)
2020: 1939 €/month (insurance included) | 1690 €/month (without insurance)
2019: 1730 €/month (insurance included) | 1500 €/month (without insurance)
2018: 1700 €/month (insurance included) | 1480 €/month  (without insurance)