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 “IoT-Sicherheit in Smart Home, Produktion und sensiblen Infrastrukturen” Industrielle Produktion: 2021-11-05; Smart Home: 2022-03-11
Horizon Europe “Clinical validation of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for treatment and care” 2021-09-21
Horizon Europe “Innovative tools for use and re-use of health data (in particular of electronic health records and/or patient registries)” 2021-09-21
EIC Transition Challenges 2021 (HORIZON-EIC-2021-TRANSITION-CHALLENGES-01) “Medical Technology and Devices: from Lab to Patient” 2021-09-22
BMBF “KI-basierte Assistenzsysteme für prozessbegleitende Gesundheitsanwendungen” 2021-09-30
FAU “Emerging Talents Initiative” 2021-09-15
Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss Innovationsausschuss “Versorgungsforschung zum themenoffenen Bereich” 2021-10-05
Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss Innovationsausschuss “Versorgungsforschung zum themenspezifischen Bereich” 2021-10-05
DFG “Trilaterale Transferprojekte mit Fraunhofer” 2021-10-06
Bayerisches Förderprogramm zur Anbahnung internationaler Forschungskooperationen (BayIntAn) 2021-10-22 (FAU deadline)
EIC Pathfinder Challenges 2021 (HORIZON-EIC-2021-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01) “Engineered Living Materials” 2021-10-27
EIC Pathfinder Challenges 2021 (HORIZON-EIC-2021-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01) “Awareness Inside” 2021-10-27
EIC Pathfinder Challenges 2021 (HORIZON-EIC-2021-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01) “Tools to measure and stimulate activity in Brain Tissue” 2021-10-27
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
BMBF “Förderung von Forschungsprojekten zu ethischen, rechtlichen und sozialen Aspekten in den Lebenswissenschaften” 2021-09-15
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” 2021-09-30, 2022-01-31, 2022-05-31, 2022-09-30, 2023-01-31, 2023-05-31, 2023-09-30
BMBF “Software Sprint” 2021-09-30, 2022-03-31, 2022-09-30, 2023-03-31, 2023-09-30, 2024-03-31
For collaborations between Bavaria and California 2021-10-15, 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 2021-09-20
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” 2021-11-10
StMWi Gruenderland Bayern “Start? Zuschuss!” 2021-09-13
Eurostars 2021-11-21
BMBF “Erforschung, Entwicklung und Nutzung von Methoden der Künstlichen Intelligenz in KMU” (KI4KMU) 2021-10-15, 2022-04-15, 2022-10-15, 2023-04-15, 2023-10-15 Update
BMBF “KMU-Innovativ: Medizintechnik” 2021-10-15
EIT Health “Bridgehead” 2021-09-14
BMBF “KMU-innovativ: Interaktive Technologien für Gesundheit und Lebensqualität” 2021-10-15
BMBF “KMU-innovativ: Produktionsforschung” 2021-10-15, 2022-04-15
BMBF “KMU-innovativ: Elektronik und autonomes Fahren; High Performance Computing” 2021-10-15
BMBF “KMU-innovativ: Materialforschung (ProMat_KMU)” 2021-10-15, 2022-04-15
BMWi “EXIST-Forschungstransfer” 2022-01-31
EIC Accelerator Challenge Strategic Digital and Health Technologies 2021 2021-10-06
EIC Accelerator Open 2021 2021-10-06
Aescuvest Crowdfunding 2021-10-31, 2022-01-31, 2022-04-30, etc.
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
EU Prize for Women Innovators Closed 2021-06-30
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) 2021-09-15
MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021 2021-10-12
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) Expected 2022-02
Branco Weiss Fellowship Closed 2021-01-15
Klaus Tschira Boost Fund Closed 2020-12-07
ERC Starting Grants Closed 2021-04-12
VolkswagenStiftung “Freigeist-Fellowships” Closed 2021-04-01
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 Closed 2021-08-31
Alexander von Humboldt Professorships Open
Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship Open
Stipendienprogramm zur “Realisierung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre” (FFL) Expected 2022-02
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.