Grant writing and proposal development services

Support for preparing grant proposals

The ZiMT office assists in the development of complex proposals that may represent a multi-departmental and inter-institutional collaboration. We also consult individually with faculty and postdocs at the FAU and at other universities in Bavaria, and enterprises and startups who are writing grant proposals for external funding. If you would like to request ZiMT proposal development services, please contact the ZiMT office.

We will assist with:

  • Identification of funding opportunities
  • Proposal preparation timelines, organization, and processes
  • Writing and editing
  • Requirements for specific grant competitions
  • Document control
  • Institutional support letters
  • Addendum forms such as letters of intent, conflict of interest, Gantt charts, etc.

The ZiMT proposal coordinators are experienced in writing, editing, and strategizing for the development of compelling proposals. They will help address key components of submissions and optimize the responsiveness to the funding solicitation.

Ideas for funding in medical engineering

For projects: 

BMBF “Förderung von interdisziplinären Projekten zur Entwicklung und Erprobung von neuen Ansätzen der Datenanalyse und des Datenteilens in der Krebsforschung” 2022-02-01
BMBF “IoT-Sicherheit in Smart Home, Produktion und sensiblen Infrastrukturen” Smart Home: 2022-03-11
BMBF “Förderung von Forschungsprojekten zu ethischen, rechtlichen und sozialen Aspekten der Neurowissenschaften” 2021-12-14
FAU “Emerging Talents Initiative” Please inquire directly
BMBF “START-interaktiv: Interaktive Technologien für Gesundheit und Lebensqualität” 2022-01-15
BMBF “Elektroniksysteme für vertrauenswürdige und energieeffiziente dezentrale Datenverarbeitung im Edge-Computing (OCTOPUS)” 2022-01-15
Horizon Europe “Computational models for new patient stratification strategies” 2022-02-01
BMBF “Regionale unternehmerische Bündnisse für Innovation (RUBIN)” 2022-02-01
Horizon Europe “A HUMAN-CENTRED AND ETHICAL DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES 2022 (HORIZON-CL4-2022-HUMAN-01) AI for human empowerment (AI, Data and Robotics Partnership) (RIA)” 2022-04-05
BMBF “Förderung von Projekten für die grenzüberschreitende Vernetzung und Entwicklung von Projektvorschlägen für Verbundvorhaben des EU-Rahmenprogramms für Forschung und Innovation Horizont Europa” 2022-01-31, 2022-05-31, 2022-09-30, 2023-01-31, 2023-05-31, 2023-09-30
BMBF “Software Sprint” 2022-03-31, 2022-09-30, 2023-03-31, 2023-09-30, 2024-03-31
For collaborations between Bavaria and California 2022-04-15, etc.
BMBF “Forschungsvorhaben zur Verbesserung der Explorations- und Integrationsphasen der IKT-Forschung” Open
Bayerische Forschungsstiftung Open
Horizon Europe (topic-specific calls from the European Commission) Various deadlines
EIT Health Innovation (various programs) Various deadlines
Bayern Innovativ Validierungsförderung Please inquire directly
BMBF “Alternativmethoden zum Tierversuch” Please inquire directly
German Alliance for Global Health Research “Interdisciplinary pilot projects” and “Cross-sectoral projects” Please inquire directly

For SMEs and startups:

EIC “Women TechEU” Closed 2021-11-10
StMWi Gruenderland Bayern “Start? Zuschuss!” 2022-01-10
StMWi Förderlinie “Lifescience” – Medizintechnik 2022-01-31
BMBF “Erforschung, Entwicklung und Nutzung von Methoden der Künstlichen Intelligenz in KMU” (KI4KMU) 2022-04-15, 2022-10-15, 2023-04-15, 2023-10-15 Update
BMBF “KMU-innovativ: Interaktive Technologien für Gesundheit und Lebensqualität” 2022-04-15
BMBF “KMU-innovativ: Produktionsforschung” 2022-04-15
BMBF “KMU-innovativ: Elektronik und autonomes Fahren; High Performance Computing” 2022-04-15
BMBF “KMU-innovativ: Materialforschung (ProMat_KMU)” 2022-04-15
BMWi “EXIST-Forschungstransfer” 2022-01-31
Aescuvest Crowdfunding 2022-01-31, 2022-04-30, etc.
EIC Accelerator Open
EIT Health “Gold Track” Open
BMWi “Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM)” Open
BMWi “EXIST-Gründerstipendium” Open
BMBF “Medizintechnische Lösungen in die Patientenversorgung überführen – Klinische Evidenz ohne Verzögerung belegen” Open
ESA Business Applications Open
EUREKA Network Projects (from 2 or more SMEs in member countries) Open
BMWi “go-digital” Open
Digitalbonus Bayern Open
Companisto Open
Bayern Kapital Open
High-Tech Gründerfonds Open
Innovationsgutschein Bayern Open
BayStartUP Open
EIT Health Accelerator (for startups and SMEs, various programs) Various deadlines
Bayerisches Förderprogramm zur Unterstützung des leichteren Übergangs in eine Gründerexistenz (FLÜGGE) Expected Spring 2022
EIT Health Catapult Expected 2022
Medical Valley Award Expected 2022
BioM m4 Award Please inquire directly
ESA BIC Bavaria Please inquire directly

For postdocs:

Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung, Stipendien (for postdocs with 2-4 years of experience) Please inquire directly
MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022 2022-09-14
DFG Emmy Noether-Programm Open
Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship Open
DAAD “IFI – Internationale Forschungsaufenthalte für Informatikerinnen und Informatiker – Programmlinie Postdoktoranden” Open
ELAN-Anschubfinanzierung (UniKlinik) Open
Bayerische Forschungsstiftung Open
Stipendienprogramm zur “Realisierung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre” (FFL) 2022-02-28
Branco Weiss Fellowship 2022-01-15
Klaus Tschira Boost Fund Closed 2021-11-15
ERC Starting Grants 2022-01-13
Clinician Scientist Program: Basic Module (UniKlinik/IZKF) Please inquire directly
FAU “Emerging Talents Initiative” Please inquire directly
German Alliance for Global Health Research Please inquire directly

For professors and senior postdocs:

ERC Advanced Grants Expected 2022
VolkswagenStiftung “Momentum – Funding for Recently Tenured Professors” 2022-06-01
Alexander von Humboldt Professorships Open
Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship Open
Stipendienprogramm zur “Realisierung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre” (FFL) 2022-02-28
Clinician Scientist Program: Advanced Module (UniKlinik/IZKF) Please inquire directly

About me

Dr. Walter has an educational background in physics and pharmacology and brings with her scientific research and grant writing experience from various medical fields. Before joining the FAU, Dr. Walter held positions at academic and clinical institutions in Germany, France, and the USA.