The START Program



Silke Reuter

Department of Research Coordinator


+49 241 80 80 256



Open Call Dates

The next call for submissions ends on July 15, 2022.

  Application form for the START Program Copyright: © 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)


START: Forms and Documents

You can find all the necessary documents and further information on applying for the START Program here:

Documents for Submitting an Application

Individual Funding (2021/22) (de)

Formal Requirements and Notes (2022) (de)

Template for Approval of Continued Employment (de)

Useful Information

Fact Sheet on Publications (de)

Statute (de)

Review forM (de)