The START Program


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Silke Reuter

Department of Research Coordinator


+49 241 80 80 256



Call for proposals date

January 15, 2024

  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.

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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 many useful tips and all the necessary documents in the download area. If you encounter any problems with the registration, please contact .

In addition, please be sure to observe the programme's statutes.