Contact

Bärbel Rieckmann

+49 (0)441 798-2918

Ministry of Science and Culture (Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur - MWK)

Ministry of Science and Culture (Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur - MWK)

In addition to the funding opportunities at the federal and EU level, the federal state of Lower Saxony has started its own support programmes. The coordination of these programmes is the responsibility of the Ministry of Science and Culture of the State of Lower Saxony (MWK).

A list of all calls for proposals and further detailed information on the programmes can be found on the MWK website.

This site provides you with regular calls for proposals.

Europa-Programm

The Ministry of Science and Culture of the State of Lower Saxony (MWK) would like to promote the participation of Lower Saxony's universities in EU funding programmes and supports projects that prepare a proposal for an EU programme or increase the visibility of Lower Saxony's universities in Brussels.

You can find further information on the call for proposals and application of projects in the "Europa-Programm" on the MWK website (in German only).

Link to the call for proposals

Pro*Niedersachsen: Academic Events in the Humanities, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences

Academic events taking place in Lower Saxony with topics of special academic relevance are addressed within the framework of the programme PRO*Niedersachsen. More information on the call for and process of presenting proposals for scientific events can be found on the MWK website.

Pro*Niedersachsen: Research Projects in the Humanities, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences

PRO*Niedersachsen also includes research projects in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences. Preferably based on research anchored in Lower Saxony, these projects develop issues of nationwide academic interest. More information on the call for and process of presenting proposals can be found on the MWK website.

Link zur Ausschreibung und Antragstellung

Lower Saxony Doctoral Programmes

Supporting of doctoral programmes in the framework of outstanding research priorities by awarding scholarships. You will find further information on the programme and the funded projects on the MWK website. Calls for proposals are issued by the ministry every two years.

European and international cooperation

Science and research thrive on the cross-border exchange of ideas and findings. The aim of promoting European and international cooperation is to strengthen Lower Saxony as a science location in three funding areas.

Link for further information.

Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme

The Lower Saxony - Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme is a programme for post-doctoral researchers to conduct research in a cross-national exchange at higher education institutions between Lower Saxony and Scotland.  

It is an initiative to strengthen cooperation between the universities of Lower Saxony and Scotland. This includes the promotion of internationalisation and competence building, a contribution to cross-border European cooperation in science and research, the promotion of both regions as generators of excellent research in the European environment and the deepening of institutional linkages between universities of both regions.

The programme is funded by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (MWK) and is supported by accompanying functions.

For more information, see the website of the European Centre for Advanced Studies.


Further information, support and advice?

Information for Applicants
Proposals for the above funding must be processed through the university management. Therefore, please contact the Department for Research and Technology Transfer well in advance. To ensure a timely submission, the final version of the proposal must be submitted to the Department for Research and Technology Transfer ten working days before the deadline.

Internal University Support and Advice
Please contact for individual advice on questions regarding funding from the MWK. Do you need help with the application in the area of finance? Then please contact Division 2 - Finance.

(Changed: 2021-06-29)