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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: 

PRACE Support To Mitigate Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic Open
Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss “Innovationsausschuss – Neue Versorgungsformen zum themenspezifischen Bereich” 2020-08-25
Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss “Innovationsausschuss – Neue Versorgungsformen zum themenoffenen Bereich” 2020-08-25
BMBF “Digitale FortschrittsHubs Gesundheit” im Förderkonzept Medizininformatik 2020-07-28
IMI “Optimal treatment for patients with solid tumours in Europe through Artificial Intelligence” 2020-09-22
IMI “Returning Clinical Trial Data to study participants within a GDPR compliant and approved ethical framework” 2020-09-22
BMJV “Verbraucherteilhabe – Grundlagen, Praktiken und Instrumente für eine aktive Teilhabe an Konsum, Gesellschaft und Digitalisierung” 2020-09-10
BMBF “Medizintechnische Lösungen für eine digitale Gesundheitsversorgung” 2020-09-15
BMBF “Erzeugung von synthetischen Daten für Künstliche Intelligenz” 2020-09-15
BMBF “Ideenwettbewerbs Biologisierung der Technik” 2020-09-20
BMBF “Translationsprojekte Personalisierte Medizin” 2020-08-31
BMBF “Regionale unternehmerische Bündnisse für Innovation (RUBIN)” 2021-02-01, 2022-02-01
BMBF “Zukunft der Arbeit: Mittelstand – innovativ und sozial” 2020-09-01
BMBF “Gründungen: Innovative Start-ups für Mensch-Technik-Interaktion (Modul 1)” 2020-07-15
VolkswagenStiftung “Artificial Intelligence and the Society of the Future” 2020-10-15 (Full Grants)
BMBF “Interaktive Systeme in virtuellen und realen Räumen – Innovative Technologien für die digitale Gesellschaft” 2020-07-29
Bayern Innovativ Validierungsförderung 2020-11-05
DFG “The Active Self” 2021-01-13
BMBF “Alternativmethoden zum Tierversuch” 2021-03-15
BMBF “Software Sprint” 2020-09-30, 2021-03-31, 2021-09-30, 2022-03-31, 2022-09-30, 2023-03-31, 2023-09-30, 2024-03-31
Digital Health Innovation Platform (d.hip) “Ad-hoc projects” Please inquire directly
Digital Health Innovation Platform (d.hip) “Digital Health Twin projects” Please inquire directly
BMBF “Forschungsvorhaben zur Verbesserung der Explorations- und Integrationsphasen der IKT-Forschung” Open
Bayerische Forschungsstiftung Open
For collaborations between Bavaria and California 2020-10-15, 2021-04-15, etc.
Horizon 2020 (topic-specific calls from the European Commission) Various deadlines
EU Space Startup Accelerator Astropreneurs Please inquire directly

For SMEs and startups:

BMBF “Erforschung, Entwicklung und Nutzung von Methoden der Künstlichen Intelligenz in KMU” (KI4KMU) 2020-10-15, 2021-04-15
BMBF “KMU-Innovativ: Medizintechnik” 2020-10-15
FAU Sandbox 2020-07-12
ESA BIC Bavaria 2020-08-17
EIC Accelerator (SME Instrument) multiple cutoff dates
Eurostars 2020-09-03
BMBF “Gründungen: Innovative Start-ups für Mensch-Technik-Interaktion (Modul 2)” 2020-07-15
BMBF “KMU-innovativ: Produktionsforschung” 2020-10-15, etc.
BMWi “IraSME” 2020-09-30
Aescuvest Crowdfunding Covid-19 #TakeBackControl Open
BMWi “Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM)” Open
BMWi “EXIST-Gründerstipendium” Open
BMWi “EXIST-Forschungstransfer” 2020-07-31, 2021-01-31
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
BayStartUP 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:

DFG Emmy Noether-Programm Open
Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship Open
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships 2020-09-09
DAAD “IFI – Internationale Forschungsaufenthalte für Informatikerinnen und Informatiker – Programmlinie Postdoktoranden” Open
DAAD “PRIME Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience” 2020-08-31
ELAN-Anschubfinanzierung (UniKlinik) Open
Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung, Stipendien (for postdocs with 2-4 years of experience) 2020-09-15
Bayerische Forschungsstiftung Open
VolkswagenStiftung “Freigeist-Fellowships” 2020-10-15, 2021-10-14
Branco Weiss Fellowship 2021-01-15
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
EIT Health “Catalyst Europe” Expected 2021-02
Stipendienprogramm zur “Realisierung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre” (FFL) Expected 2021-02
Clinician Scientist Program: Basic Module (UniKlinik/IZKF) Please inquire directly

For professors and senior postdocs:

DFG “Forschungsgruppen und Kolleg-Forschungsgruppen im Bereich Künstliche Intelligenz” 2020-09-16
Alexander von Humboldt Professorships for Artificial Intelligence Open
Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship Open
VolkswagenStiftung “Momentum — Funding for Recently Tenured Professors” Expected 2020
VolkswagenStiftung “Experiment! – In search of bold research ideas” 2020-08-05
ERC Advanced Grants 2020-08-26
VolkswagenStiftung “Lichtenberg Endowed Professorships” Open
Clinician Scientist Program: Advanced Module (UniKlinik/IZKF) Please inquire directly
Stipendienprogramm zur “Realisierung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre” (FFL) Expected 2021-02

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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