The START Program

  Application form for the START Program © Med. Fakultät

In the context of the Research Innovation Program in the mid-90s, the NRW Ministry of Science and Research recommended a structural measure, which established itself as the START Program in our faculty. The aim is to support innovative individual projects by young researchers who have completed their doctorate but not yet acquired their habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification).

The aim of the funding measures is always the acquisition of external third-party funds as well as a resulting publication as initial financing.

AG START and other members of the faculty carry out the review of the applications.

The AG START (de)


The START portal

START applications are submitted exclusively via the new START portal of the Research Dean's Office. You can reach the portal at

To prepare your application, you will soon find all the information here in the download area. These will be uploaded in an updated form soon. If you encounter any problems with the registration, please contact the e-mail address .

Note: The programme's statutes are currently being revised and will be available in the download area from 15 June 2023.


Will be updated soon

All required documents are currently being revised and updated and will soon be available for download here.


Silke Reuter ©

Silke Reuter

Department of Research Coordinator