The START Program



Silke Reuter

Department of Research Coordinator


+49 241 80 80 256



Current Date

The next call for submissions ends on January†15, 2020.

Copyright: Med. Fakultšt

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 program funds interdisciplinary and above all, patient research. Innovative, interdisciplinary individual projects from junior scientists are funded.

The funding measure aims at the acquisition of external funding for the purpose of start-up financing.

Proposal are reviewed internally as long as the requested amount is less than 50000 euros a year. Otherwise, all proposals are reviewed by external scientists.

The AG START (de, PDF-Download)

START Program Information Event

We will be offering an information event on the START program on

  • December 10, 2019 at 4pm at Zahn 7 (Floor E, Hallway 48, Elevator C6).

START: Forms and Documents

You can find all the necessary documents for your application and useful information on the START program below.
Some documents are being revised at the moment, they will soon be available.

Documents for Your Application

Funding Application for an Individual Project (de)

Formal Tips (de)

Useful Information

Publications Fact Sheet (de)

Guidelines on the START program (de)

Statute (de)

Salary Table (de)

Internal Order Form (de)


Funded Projects From the Second Round in 2017 (de)

Questionnaire (de)