The team in Division I is happy to help you put together a budget for your research project, and can discuss matters such as personnel costs with the Human Resources division on your behalf.
You should account for the following aspects in your budget:
Research Projects Commissioned by External Organizations
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. 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 chair or department is then responsible for paying the difference to close this gap. To avoid this, please contact Mr. Hermann when planning your finances.
If you are required to publish your research data in an open access resource, the university library can help you to research the publication costs. Please contact the Open Access Representative, Dr. Zumstein, for more information.
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