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TU-Internal Research Funding: Strategic Call "Pro Nachhaltigkeit" | Deadline: 12 October 2020

In keeping with its mission statement, TU Berlin is committed to the principle of sustainability as part of its policy of developing science and technology for the benefit of society.

The goal of the “Pro Nachhaltigkeit” funding measure (TU-internal research funding strategic call) is to strengthen and extend research on achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at TU Berlin through two fields of action.

Funding will be provided for projects where researchers at TU Berlin

  • develop new cooperative joint research partnerships with non-university research institutions and organizations in Berlin and Brandenburg (preferably first-time cooperation) to contribute to sustainable development in accordance with SDGs (“Kooperationen Pro Nachhaltigkeit”);

or

  • undertake exploratory research and development work to create patentable inventions (starting point at least TRL 2) to advance sustainable development as defined in SDGs (“Erfindungen Pro Nachhaltigkeit”).


The program is open to all topics and disciplines. The Executive Board expects the funded projects to provide both scientific and social added value and regards it as important that this mutual benefit be communicated to the public.

Vice president for research, appointment strategy, knowledge & technology transfer, Professor Dr.-Ing. Christine Ahrend, invites applications for funding from all academic chairs at TU Berlin.

Funding may be applied for research associate positions (TV-L E13) as well as other personnel and non-personnel measures (e.g. smaller equipment, accessories and supplies, publication costs, travel expenses, student assistants, freelancers) used directly for the project.

Here you will find the complete call text with instructions for application and the template for application:
full call for proposals "Pro Sustainability": German | English
Template for application: German | English

Deadline: 12 October 2020. In order to promote equal opportunities and work-family life balance in times of the Corona pandemic, the deadline will not be within the first two months following the resumption of regular childcare (day care center, school). If the date for the resumption is postponed, the deadline shall be postponed accordingly.

Contact: Dr. Sören Stange, Head of Team Research Promotion, +49 (0)30 314-23864, stange[at]tu-berlin.de

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