A major aim of BMBF funding is to support next-generation researchers in their career paths. Many funding formats are therefore aimed at young researchers. The format of junior research groups was developed specifically in order to enable especially qualified post-docs and doctoral candidates to conduct self-chosen research and thereby gain further qualifications.
Junior research groups "Europe from the outside"
At the heart of the funding announcement "Europe from the outside" (2009) is the aim to further expand the internationalisation of the humanities in Germany and support the qualification of young researchers in an interdisciplinary research context. In 2009, an international review board recommended seven projects to the BMBF for the four-year funding programme. The junior research groups began their work in 2010.
The projects funded through the programme
eHumanities junior research groups
Based on the "Call for proposals for guidelines to promote research and development projects in the eHumanities" published in January 2013, several new junior research groups will receive funding from 2014. The aim of this funding measure is to support the expansion of institutional and personnel capacities in the eHumanities at universities and non-university research institutions in Germany. It comprises two funding lines:
This funding measure for junior research projects offers next-generation researchers the opportunity to become further qualified for the field of eHumanities through a research project.
More on funding for the eHumanities
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