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 (2011-2021) funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Quality Pact for Teaching.

For Instructors and staff

Grants for Research-Based Learning Instructional Projects

Each semester, instructors can apply for funding for their courses (for instance, hiring student assistants, material or other associated costs). The next application deadline was
12. January 2023.
Maximum funding per project: €3,000.


Funding Announcement: Research-Based Learning Instructional Projects
Application Form: Research-Based Learning Instructional Projects

Grants for Ideas around Research-Based Learning

Each semester, instructors and staff who wish to implement ideas around research-based learning can apply for funding (for instance, hiring student assistants, material or other associated costs). The next application deadline was 12. January 2023.
Maximum funding per project: €3,000.

Funding Announcement: Ideas around Research-Based Learning
Application Form: Ideas around Research-Based Learning

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. 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
     
  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. The maximum financial support are €600 for intra-European travel and €1,200 for non-European travel. Application period: ongoing.
    Funding Announcement: Presenting Student Research at Conferences
     
  3. Grants for student project researching a particular topic: Each year, a topic will be assigned and students (small groups) 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 2023, the topic is "Crisis-proof?!". The application deadline was 12. January 2023. Maximum funding per project: €5,000
    Funding Announcement: Student Research Projects
    Application Form: Student Research Projects
(Changed: 18 Jan 2023)