In this programme, the university awards the acceptance of a first proposal for an independent research project by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The purpose of the scheme is to provide an incentive for early career researchers to conduct independent research at an early stage and to overcome potential inhibitions associated with submitting a proposal for the first time.
The programme addresses all researchers at RUB whose proposal had been accepted by DFG as a “First DFG Proposal”. It is part of the initial funding scheme, introduced by DFG in June 2009.
Novice bonus (german website)