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Budget Calculations

The Act on Higher Education of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (LHG) and guidelines provided by the European Union state that if a research project is commissioned by an external organization, the project’s budget must include indirect costs i.e. overheads, and an appropriate profit markup as well as the direct costs.

When planning your finances, please contact Mr. Herrmann as early in the process as possible, as if these indirect costs are calculated after the proposal has been submitted, a funding gap equivalent to 35% – 40% of the total funding for the project arises. The respective chair is then responsible for paying the difference to close this gap.


Michael Herrmann

Michael Herrmann

Auftragsforschung, Kosten- und Leistungsrechnung
University of Mannheim
Division I – Research Services, Controlling, and Quality Management
L 1, 1 – Room 325
68161 Mannheim