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Notifying the University of External Funding for a Research Project

Researchers have to notify the President’s Office before accepting funds from third parties. You can find further information in the Important Information section and in the letter from the Vice President that can be downloaded below. If you have any questions on notifying the university about external funding for your project, please contact Division I. The contact person depends on the external funding provider:

  • Notifying the University of External Funding for a Research Project before Submitting a Proposal

    For all project proposals which are received centrally and coordinated by the University of Mannheim, or for which internal pre-selection is necessary, the Notification of Third-Party Funding must be submitted with the proposal.

    This applies to the following external funding providers or financing processes:

    • the EU (if coordinated by the University of Mannheim)
    • research units funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), collaborative research centers, Graduate Schools
    • for-profit foundations
    • commissioned research based on applications (e. g. the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung)
    • other international organizations (e. g. INTERREG, German Israeli Foundation, GIZ)
    • federal and state ministries (research programs/commissioned research)
    • collaborative projects/contracts
  • Notifying the University of External Funding for a Research Project after Receiving an Official Grant Award Notification

    For many research projects, submitting a Notification of Third-Party Funding after receiving an Official Grant Award Notification fulfills the requirements. All you need to do is fill in the Notification of Third-Party Funding (see below), providing information on your project and the external funds raised. Then, send a digital copy of the completed Notification via e-mail to research(at)verwaltung.uni-mannheim.de and a signed hard copy to Division I via internal mail.

    Depending on the circumstances, you may also need to submit a Notification of Financial Donations or a Notification of Material Donations.

     

Important Information

The Act on Higher Education of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (LHG) and the Policy on External Funds of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (DMRL) stipulate that the President's Office has to be informed about planned, externally-funded projects. The sections of the German Criminal Code (StGB) regarding taking bribes are designed to protect researchers from being accused of accepting bribes. For this reason, research proposals, programs and contracts are signed by the Executive Vice President or the President.

Contact

Dr. Isabell Ludewig

Forschungsförderung, Schwerpunkt: DFG und Stiftungen
Universität Mannheim
Dezernat I - Controlling und Qualitätsmanagement, Forschung
L1, 1
68131 Mannheim

Dr. Mandy Börmel

Forschungsförderung, Schwerpunkt: DFG und Stiftungen; Landesministerien
Dr. Mandy Börmel
Universität Mannheim
Dezernat I - Controlling und Qualitätsmanagement, Forschung
L1, 1
68131 Mannheim

Dr. Ursula Schlichter

Forschungsförderung, Schwerpunkt: EU, DAAD und internationale Förderer
Dr. Ursula Schlichter
Universität Mannheim
Dezernat I - Controlling und Qualitätsmanagement, Forschung
L1, 1
68131 Mannheim