About us

As a central service unit at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), FOR supports the successful implementation of the KIT research strategy.

To this end, we actively inform, advise, and accompany science and the Executive Board in the acquisition of research funding and in the coordination of research projects.

FOR main activities
FOR main activities

Our services are devided into four main activities:

  • Research Funding Service
  • FORscienecs Proposal and Project Managemenet
  • Research Information and Controlling
  • Research Strategy

As a scientist, you will find a wide range of research funding opportunities:

We can advise you on all questions concerning applications for international funding, strategic alliances, other national funding and the Helmholtz Initiative and Networking Fund (IVF).

Advice for junior research group leaders

We advise you with regard to your further career planning and the specific conditions at KIT.

We support you in writing your project proposal and in managing your research project (all funding bodies such as EU, DFG, Helmholtz etc.)

  • Database of funding offers (open4research)

With open4research we offer you an overview of current funding announcements from the national and international area as well as calls for scientific prizes.

  • Science awards

If you would like to nominate a colleague for a scientific award, we will advise you on the preparation of the documents and coordinate the coordination with the Presidium.

In addition, we supervise the structures, Council for Research and Promotion of Young Scientists (CRYS), and competence network established within the framework of the Excellence Initiative I.

We advise and support the KIT Executive Board in questions of research strategy, excellence strategy, and program oriented funding of the Helmholtz Association.