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 interdisziplinärer Verbünde zur Erforschung von Pathomechanismen” 2021-01-29
BMBF “Prävention und Versorgung epidemisch auftretender Infektionen mit innovativer Medizintechnik” 2021-01-30
Förderaufruf des Bayerischen Staatsministeriums für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie “Lifescience Medizintechnik (LSM) 2020-1” 2021-01-31
BMBF/JPND “Linking pre-diagnosis disturbances of physiological systems to neurodegenerative diseases” 2021-03-02
BMBF “Multinationale und translationale Forschung zu Entwicklungsstörungen des Nervensystems im Rahmen des ERA-NET NEURON” 2021-03-09
BMBF “Entwicklung und praktische Erprobung von Datentreuhandmodellen in den Bereichen Forschung und Wirtschaft” 2021-03-18
BMBF “Repositorien und KI-Systeme im Pflegealltag nutzbar machen” 2021-03-31
BMBF/DLR/JPI-HDHL “Standardised measurement, monitoring and/or biomarkers to study food intake, physical activity and health (STAMIFY)” 2021-03-31
BMBF “Regionale unternehmerische Bündnisse für Innovation (RUBIN)” 2021-02-01, 2022-02-01
VolkswagenStiftung “Artificial Intelligence and the Society of the Future” 2021-03-17
DFG “The Active Self” 2021-01-27
Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss “Versorgungsforschung zum themenoffenen Bereich” 2021-02-09
Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss “Versorgungsforschung zum themenspezifischen Bereich” 2021-02-09
PRACE Support To Mitigate Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic Open
BMBF “Alternativmethoden zum Tierversuch” 2021-03-15
Bayern Innovativ Validierungsförderung Expected Fall 2021
BMBF “Software Sprint” 2021-03-31, 2021-09-30, 2022-03-31, 2022-09-30, 2023-03-31, 2023-09-30, 2024-03-31
BMBF “Forschungsvorhaben zur Verbesserung der Explorations- und Integrationsphasen der IKT-Forschung” Open
Bayerische Forschungsstiftung Open
For collaborations between Bavaria and California 2021-04-15, 2021-10-15, etc.
Horizon Europe (topic-specific calls from the European Commission) Various deadlines
EIT Health Innovation (various programs) Various deadlines
German Alliance for Global Health Research “Interdisciplinary pilot projects” and “Cross-sectoral projects” Please inquire directly

For SMEs and startups:

BioM m4 Award 2021-03-13
BMBF “Erforschung, Entwicklung und Nutzung von Methoden der Künstlichen Intelligenz in KMU” (KI4KMU) 2021-04-15
BMBF “KMU-Innovativ: Medizintechnik” 2021-04-15
BMBF “KMU-innovativ: Produktionsforschung” 2021-04-15
BMWi “IraSME” 2021-03-31
BMWi “Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM)” Open
BMWi “EXIST-Gründerstipendium” Open
BMWi “EXIST-Forschungstransfer” 2021-01-31
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
ESA BIC Bavaria Please inquire directly
Medical Valley Award Expected 2022

For postdocs:

EIT Health “Catalyst Europe” 2021-02-28
DFG Emmy Noether-Nachwuchsgruppen im Bereich Methoden der Künstlichen Intelligenz 2021-03-03
Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung, Stipendien (for postdocs with 2-4 years of experience) 2021-02-15
ERC Starting Grants 2021-03-09
VolkswagenStiftung “Freigeist-Fellowships” 2021-04-01
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
Branco Weiss Fellowship Closed 2021-01-15
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships Closed 2020-09-09
Klaus Tschira Boost Fund Closed 2020-12-07
Stipendienprogramm zur “Realisierung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre” (FFL) 2021-02-28
Clinician Scientist Program: Basic Module (UniKlinik/IZKF) Please inquire directly
German Alliance for Global Health Research Please inquire directly

For professors and senior postdocs:

Alexander von Humboldt Professorships Open
Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship Open
VolkswagenStiftung “Lichtenberg Endowed Professorships” Open
ERC Advanced Grants 2021-08-31
Clinician Scientist Program: Advanced Module (UniKlinik/IZKF) Please inquire directly
Stipendienprogramm zur “Realisierung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre” (FFL) 2021-02-28

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.

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