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Apply for funding from the "Funding Network for Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research - FIS" program

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Service Description

The funding network "Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research (FIS)" strengthens research and teaching in the field of social policy at German universities through regular funding announcements for endowed professorships, junior research groups and research projects.

The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) launched the "Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research (FIS)" funding network in 2016.

Purpose and object:

With the FIS, the BMAS is pursuing the goal of strengthening independent social policy research. This should enable scientists to establish themselves in the field of social policy research and universities to expand existing structures in the field of social policy and social law research or to create new ones.

Funding is available for projects in the following disciplines

  • Economics (VWL),
  • law,
  • history,
  • social ethics,
  • political sciences and
  • sociology.

Recipients of grants:

Researchers at higher education institutions, for example at universities and universities of applied sciences.

Type and scope:

Research funding is provided by means of various temporary funding instruments. These include, in particular, funding announcements for the funding of endowed professorships, junior research groups and projects:

1. endowed professorships: funding for endowed professorships at universities and universities of applied sciences for a period of up to 5 years. Funding is subject to follow-up financing by the respective federal state.

2. funding for a limited number of junior research groups to support doctoral and post-doctoral students.

3. funding for flagship projects in the field of social policy research.


Process flow

The funding procedure is a two-stage process. In the first step, you submit an expression of interest with a brief project outline online. In the second step, the selected project sponsors are invited to submit an online application. The funding decision is made by the BMAS, taking into account the vote of the scientific advisory board.

Expression of interest:

  • Expressions of interest are submitted via the BMAS funding portal.
  • The project outlines submitted in the first stage of the procedure will be checked for plausibility and suitability by the BMAS or by an approval authority entrusted by the BMAS with the administration of the funding.

Application:

  • If your project outline has been assessed as eligible for funding, you will be asked by the BMAS or the granting authority to submit an application for funding via the BMAS funding portal. The minimum components of this application are
    • Details of the applicant institution
    • Cooperation with partners
    • Research needs, objectives and innovative content
    • Implementation of the project and risk analysis
    • Awarding of contracts and fees

Funding decision and approval:

  • Once the applications have been received, external expert opinions are obtained on your respective application. The BMAS makes the funding decision on the basis of the external reports and taking into account the vote of the Scientific Advisory Board.
  • Following the subsequent in-depth review under funding law, the project management organization will send out the grant notifications.
Requirements

You can submit applications:

- You are a legal entity under private and public law, for example independent and public institutions, universities, research institutions, educational institutions, associations and corporations.

The following requirements must be met:

  • Project leaders of the applying institution must demonstrate the relevant expertise in the respective subject area.
  • The grant recipients must be willing to contribute their results and experience to the professional exchange with those involved in other funded research projects.

The qualifications and experience of the project staff must be documented and signed by them.

  • On request, you must submit evidence to the approval authority in individual cases.
  • As the applicant institution, you undertake to
    • to provide the BMAS with the data and findings obtained as part of the project in a form that can be passed on after completion of the project, with the aim of enabling long-term data backups or secondary evaluations, for example;
    • to prepare the results of their projects for a wide audience in addition to the specialist public. The corresponding publications are to be published on the Internet, among other places.

The following are excluded from funding

  • Applicants whose assets are the subject of insolvency, composition, sequestration or bankruptcy proceedings are not eligible for funding.
Which documents are required?

When submitting an expression of interest or application, you must submit

  • Project outline
  • financing plan
  • Work and time schedule
  • Letter of intent
  • staffing plan

Further documents to be submitted can be found in the respective funding announcement.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The deadlines can be found in the respective funding announcement.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Objection
  • Further information on how to lodge an objection can be found in the grant notification relating to your application for funding.
  • Appeal to the administrative court
Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) - Division Ga4

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

10.01.2024

Teaser

The funding network "Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research (FIS)" strengthens research and teaching in the field of social policy at German universities through regular funding announcements for endowed professorships, junior research groups and research projects.

Process flow

The funding procedure is a two-stage process. In the first step, you submit an expression of interest with a brief project outline online. In the second step, the selected project sponsors are invited to submit an online application. The funding decision is made by the BMAS, taking into account the vote of the scientific advisory board.

Expression of interest:

  • Expressions of interest are submitted via the BMAS funding portal.
  • The project outlines submitted in the first stage of the procedure will be checked for plausibility and suitability by the BMAS or by an approval authority entrusted by the BMAS with the administration of the funding.

Application:

  • If your project outline has been assessed as eligible for funding, you will be asked by the BMAS or the granting authority to submit an application for funding via the BMAS funding portal. The minimum components of this application are
    • Details of the applicant institution
    • Cooperation with partners
    • Research needs, objectives and innovative content
    • Implementation of the project and risk analysis
    • Awarding of contracts and fees

Funding decision and approval:

  • Once the applications have been received, external expert opinions are obtained on your respective application. The BMAS makes the funding decision on the basis of the external reports and taking into account the vote of the Scientific Advisory Board.
  • Following the subsequent in-depth review under funding law, the project management organization will send out the grant notifications.

Requirements

You can submit applications:

- You are a legal entity under private and public law, for example independent and public institutions, universities, research institutions, educational institutions, associations and corporations.

The following requirements must be met:

  • Project leaders of the applying institution must demonstrate the relevant expertise in the respective subject area.
  • The grant recipients must be willing to contribute their results and experience to the professional exchange with those involved in other funded research projects.

The qualifications and experience of the project staff must be documented and signed by them.

  • On request, you must submit evidence to the approval authority in individual cases.
  • As the applicant institution, you undertake to
    • to provide the BMAS with the data and findings obtained as part of the project in a form that can be passed on after completion of the project, with the aim of enabling long-term data backups or secondary evaluations, for example;
    • to prepare the results of their projects for a wide audience in addition to the specialist public. The corresponding publications are to be published on the Internet, among other places.

The following are excluded from funding

  • Applicants whose assets are the subject of insolvency, composition, sequestration or bankruptcy proceedings are not eligible for funding.

Which documents are required?

When submitting an expression of interest or application, you must submit

  • Project outline
  • financing plan
  • Work and time schedule
  • Letter of intent
  • staffing plan

Further documents to be submitted can be found in the respective funding announcement.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The deadlines can be found in the respective funding announcement.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Objection
  • Further information on how to lodge an objection can be found in the grant notification relating to your application for funding.
  • Appeal to the administrative court

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) - Division Ga4

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

10.01.2024

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