Research promotion

Service Description

Funding is provided for scientific research projects and the development of research infrastructure that support the sustainable expansion of research priorities at scientific research institutions in Thuringia. The projects must be in line with the Regional Research and Innovation Strategy for Intelligent Specialization (RIS 3 Thuringia). Funding is possible in the following RIS 3 fields:

Specialization fields

  • Industrial production and systems
  • Sustainable and intelligent mobility and logistics
  • Healthy living and health economy
  • Sustainable energy and resource use

Cross-sectional field

  • Information and communication technologies, innovative and production-related services

Funding in the cross-sectional field is only possible if the project is also related to at least one specialization field.

Each RIS 3 field is underpinned by several key objectives. When submitting an application, the applicant must plausibly demonstrate the relationship of his or her project to a key objective. If the key objective is assigned to the cross-sectional field, the reference to a specialization field must also be worked out.

Funding is awarded in a two-stage competitive process.
The competition calls and their framework conditions are published on our website.

Object of funding

  • Scientific research projects
  • Establishment of research infrastructure

Eligible costs

  • Personnel expenses/costs
  • Material expenses/costs
  • Third-party services
  • Capital expenditures/costs for project-specific equipment

Recipients of funding are:

  • state and according to §§101 ff. ThürHG state recognized universities
  • Research institutions located in Thuringia whose basic funding is predominantly provided by the Free State of Thuringia alone or jointly by the federal and state governments

Funding is provided for up to 100% of the recognized eligible expenses/costs.

No funding is provided below a threshold of 5,000 euros.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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