Endowment programmes

The activities of researchers at the University of Münster are funded by various foundations. Below you will find current grants for selected foundations and funding schemes.

  • Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

    • Alexander von Humboldt Professorship für Prof. Dr. Gustav Holzegel
      Duration: 2020 - 2025 | Funding scheme: Alexander von Humboldt Professorship
    • Precious Space: Ice and organics at the microscale
      Duration: 2019 - 2024 | Funding scheme: Sofja-Kovalevskaja-Award
  • Volkswagen Foundation

    • Modern German Literature and Comparative Literature with a focus on Transatlantic Literature History
      Duration: 2020 - 2025 | Funding scheme: Lichtenberg Professorship
    • Ghost in the protein: how do new proteins come about?
      Duration: 2021 - 2025 | Funding scheme: Life? – A Fresh Scientific Approach to the Basic Principles of Life
    • Surviving under pressure: Adaptation to mechanical forces as a key step in the evolution of multicellular life
      Duration: 2019 - 2024 | Funding scheme: Life? – A Fresh Scientific Approach to the Basic Principles of Life
    • Photonic Brain-Machine Interfaces
      Duration: 2019 - 2024 | Funding scheme: Momentum – Funding for Recently Tenured Professors
    • An international interdisciplinary program on "Democracy, Human Rights and Religion"
      Duration: 2019 - 2023 | Funding scheme: Between Europe and the Orient - A Focus on Research and Higher Education in/on Central Asia and the Caucasus
    • Populism's Roots: Economic and Cultural Explanations in Democracies of Europe
      Duration: 2020 - 2023 | Funding scheme: Challenges for Europe
    • Die Performanz der Wappen. Zur Entwicklung von Funktion und Bedeutung heraldischer Kommunikation in der spätmittelalterlichen Kultur (12.-15. Jahrhundert)
      Duration: 2013 - 2022 | Funding scheme: Dilthey-Fellowship
    • Distance-Keeping: Influence of the StreetScape
      Duration: 2021 - 2022 | Funding scheme: Corona Crisis and Beyond – Perspectives for Science, Scholarship and Society
    • Diversitas religionum. Shaping Christian discourses of religious plurality in the thirteenth century
      Duration: 2012 - 2021 | Funding scheme: Dilthey-Fellowship
    • Poetic Modelling and Energy Transition - Development and Application of a Transdisciplinary Theory of Models
      Duration: 2017 - 2021 | Funding scheme: Off the Beaten Track
    • Learning from past generations - Adaptive transgenerational memory in clonal plants
      Duration: 2020 - 2021 | Funding scheme: Experiment! – In search of bold research ideas