Dr Susanne Haberstroh
Head of Research-Based Learning


Team forschen@studium

Information: Grant Program Research-Based Learning

Funding and Support for Instructors and Students

Funding and Support for Instructors and Students

The University of Oldenburg and forschen@studium offer both students and instructors funding opportunities related to research-based learning. These are bundled in the program Forschendes Lernen (Research-Based Learning), which includes grants for instructional and student research projects as well as a qualification program.

Research-based learning refers to the following approach: Students design, perform and reflect on the research process and its fundamental phases (e.g., finding a research question, collecting and analyzing data, presenting results) and do so apart from their final theses. For more information this approach, please refer to University guidelines on research-based learning (currently available only in German).

This grant and support program is the continuation of project FLiF: Research-based Learning in Focus (2011-2020) funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Quality Pact for Teaching.

For Instructors

Grants for Research-Based Learning Instructional Projects

Each semester, instructors can apply for funding for their courses or other activities related to research-based learning (for instance, hiring student assistants, material or other associated costs). The application deadlines are January and June. The last application deadline ended on June 14th.
Maximum funding per project: €3,000.
Funding Announcement: Research-Based Learning Instructional Projects
Application Form: Research-Based Learning Instructional Projects

Qualification Program Research-Based Learning

The Qualification Program Research-Based Learning assists instructors (through workshops or peer teaching observation) in implement learning through research in their department or in their own courses.

Qualification Program Research-Based Learning


For Students

  1. Grants for student project researching a particular topic: Each year, a topic will be assigned and students—individually or as group—can apply with a research proposal, which can be carried out as an extracurricular research project. If approved, such projects will be funded by hiring students as assistants and/or through reimbursement of material or other associated costs. In 2020, the topic was “The Impact of the Coronavirus;" in 2021, the topic is "Future." The application deadline ended on January 25th. Maximum funding per project: €5,000
    Funding Announcement: Student Research Projects
    Application Form: Student Research Projects
  2. Grants for presenting research at conferences: Students invited to present their own research findings at conferences and professional meetings can apply for partial financial support for such trips. Please note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are only supporting presentations at online conferences. Application period: ongoing.
    Funding Announcement: Presenting Student Research at Conferences
  3. Funding for material and other costs in research projects: To support research projects carried out in groups or as part of university courses (excluding final theses), students can apply for funding for material resources. Application period: ongoing. Maximum funding per project: €500.
    Funding Announcement: Materials and Supplies
    Application Form: Materials and Supplies
(Changed: 2021-10-14)