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: 

Novartis Innovation Prize: Assistive Tech for Multiple Sclerosis 2020-01-10
BMG “Smarte Algorithmen und Expertensysteme” 2020-01-15
BMG “Smarte Kommunikation” 2020-01-15
BMBF “Psychische und neurologische Erkrankungen erkennen und behandeln − Potenziale der Medizintechnik für eine höhere Lebensqualität nutzen” 2020-01-31
BMBF “Initiative zur Digitalisierung der Materialforschung in Deutschland (MaterialDigital)” 2020-01-31
StMWi/ZD.B “Lifescience Medizintechnik (LSM) – Digitale Gesundheit/Medizin 2019/2” 2020-01-31
StMWi “Lifescience Medizintechnik (LSM) – Digitale Technologien 2019/2” 2020-01-31
BMBF “Integration der Region Mittelost- und Südosteuropa in den Europäischen Forschungsraum” (Bridge2ERA) 2019-12-17
BMBF “WIR! – Wandel durch Innovation in der Region” 2020-02-01
EU Space Startup Accelerator Astropreneurs 2020-02-06
BMBF “Maschinelles Lernen für die Krebsforschung” 2020-03-19
BMBF “Aufbau von Industrie-in-Klinik-Plattformen zur Entwicklung innovativer Medizinprodukte” 2020-04-30
Horizon 2020 “Accelerating the uptake of computer simulations for testing medicines and medical devices” 2020-04-22
Horizon 2020 “AI for Genomics and Personalised Medicine” 2020-04-22
Horizon 2020 “Personalised early risk prediction, prevention and intervention based on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data technologies” 2020-04-22
BMBF “GO-Bio initial” 2020-05-29
BMBF “Regionale unternehmerische Bündnisse für Innovation (RUBIN)” 2020-02-01, 2021-02-01, 2022-02-01
BMBF “Gezielter Wirkstofftransport” 2020-02-03
BMBF “Zukunft der Arbeit: Mittelstand – innovativ und sozial” 2020-03-02, 2020-09-01
BMBF “Gründungen: Innovative Start-ups für Mensch-Technik-Interaktion (Modul 1)” 2020-01-15, 2020-07-15
VolkswagenStiftung “Artificial Intelligence and the Society of the Future” 2020-07-07 (Planning Grants)
Digital Health Innovation Platform (d.hip) “Ad-hoc projects” 2020-03-28, 2020-06-07, etc.
Digital Health Innovation Platform (d.hip) “Innovation projects” 2020-03-28, 2020-06-07, etc.
BMBF “Software Sprint” (Prototype Fund) 2020-03-31
Horizon 2020 “FET-Open Challenging Current Thinking” 2020-05-13
BMBF “Forschungsvorhaben zur Verbesserung der Explorations- und Integrationsphasen der IKT-Forschung” Open
Bayerische Forschungsstiftung Open
For collaborations between Bavaria and California 2020-04-15, etc.
Horizon 2020 (topic-specific calls from the European Commission) Various deadlines

For SMEs and startups:

ESA business incubation centre (ESA BIC) 2019-12-16
Gründerland Bayern “Start?Zuschuss!” starting 2020-01-10
BayStartUP 2020-01-14
BMBF “KMU-Innovativ: Medizintechnik” 2020-04-15
EIT Health Investor Network 2019-12-31
Eurostars 2020-02-13
BMBF “Gründungen: Innovative Start-ups für Mensch-Technik-Interaktion (Modul 2)” 2020-01-15, 2020-07-15
BMBF “KMU-innovativ: Produktionsforschung” 2020-04-15, 2020-10-15, etc.
BMWi “Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand” Open
BMWi “EXIST-Gründerstipendium” Open
BMWi “EXIST-Forschungstransfer” 2020-01-31, 2020-07-31
Innovationsgutschein Bayern Open
Horizon 2020 “Fast Track to Innovation (FTI)” Multiple cut-off dates
BMBF “Medizintechnische Lösungen in die Patientenversorgung überführen – Klinische Evidenz ohne Verzögerung belegen” 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
EIT Health Accelerator (for startups and SMEs, various programs) Various deadlines
EIT Health Headstart Expected 2020
Förderinitiative Medizintechnik Bayern Closed 2019-08-09
Förderinitiative Bayern Digital – Zukunftsinitiative Digitale Medizin Closed 2019-08-09

For postdocs:

Stipendienprogramm zur “Realisierung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre” (FFL) 2020-02-28
DFG Emmy Noether-Programm Open
Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship Open
DAAD “IFI – Internationale Forschungsaufenthalte für Informatikerinnen und Informatiker – Programmlinie Postdoktoranden” Open
DAAD “PRIME Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience” Expected 2020-05
ELAN-Anschubfinanzierung (UniKlinik) Open
Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung, Stipendien (for postdocs with 2-4 years of experience) 2020-02-15
H2020 MSCA Individual Fellowships Expected 2020-04
Bayerische Forschungsstiftung Open
VolkswagenStiftung “Freigeist-Fellowships” 2020-10-15, 2021-10-14
Branco Weiss Fellowship 2020-01-15
Fulbright Kommission (for several months of research in the USA) Open
Sofja Kovalevskaja Award (for researchers coming from abroad) Closed 2019-07-31
ERC Starting Grants Closed 2019-10-16
DFG Walter Benjamin-Programm Closed 2019-10-31
Clinician Scientist Program: Basic Module (UniKlinik/IZKF) Please inquire directly

For professors and senior postdocs:

ERC Consolidator Grants 2020-02-04
Stipendienprogramm zur “Realisierung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre” (FFL) 2020-02-28
Alexander von Humboldt Professorships for Artificial Intelligence Open
Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship Open
VolkswagenStiftung “Momentum — Funding for Recently Tenured Professors” 2020-06-02
VolkswagenStiftung “Change of Course — Exploring New Research Territories between the Life Sciences and Science or Engineering” 2020-01-15
VolkswagenStiftung “Experiment! – In search of bold research ideas” 2020-08-05
VolkswagenStiftung “Lichtenberg Endowed Professorships” Open
Clinician Scientist Program: Advanced Module (UniKlinik/IZKF) Please inquire directly
ERC Advanced Grants Closed 2019-08-29

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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