The START Program


Call for proposals date

January 31, 2023 (extended deadline)

  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

Starting with the application round with a deadline of January 31, 2023, START applications will be submitted via the new START portal of the Office of the Dean of Research. You can access the portal at .

Even though the portal has been prepared with the utmost care, unforeseeable problems may occur, especially now at the beginning. In this case, please contact the e-mail address ..

In the period from 23.12.2022 to 09.01.2023 only limited support can be offered, but even then you can prepare your application, for this you will find information in the download area. The submission itself takes very little time, so you will have plenty of time after the problem has been solved.


Silke Reuter ©

Silke Reuter

Department of Research Coordinator