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EU Project Preparation


As the joint EU advisor for the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Dr. Susan Gniechwitz has a 25% post to provide staff at our university with advice on project funding under the European Commission's Research framework programmes and other international funding schemes in the field of research and development.

If you are planning a research project at EU or international level, please contact our EU advisor well in advance.

Dr. Gniechwitz is a member of the EU Network of Advisors in Thuringia. These network partners have many years of experience in all areas of European research funding and maintain regular contact and dialogue with each other. The network arranges information events and workshops for researchers at Thuringian universities and thereby helps to kick-start EU projects and identify potential research topics and project partners.

EU sources

- The EU Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations (KoWi)


KoWi provides one-stop supporting and strategically proactive services for researchers, administrators and institutions nationwide, covering all stages of a researcher's career, all instruments of the Research Framework Programme and all phases of an EU research project.

If you are interested in receiving up-to-date information, we recommend subscribing to the KoWi newsletter:


- EU Bureau of the BNBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)


The EU Bureau of the BMBF unites several functions and services relating to the EU's Research Framework Programme under one roof. It is based at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in the DLR Project Management Agency (PT-DLR).

The EU Bureau is the front office and main point of contact for all information and questions relating to the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. At the same time, they support and coordinate the German network of national contact centres (Netzwerk der Nationalen Kontaktstellen) and work closely with other advisory structures on the Framework Programme.


In addition to its own website, the EU Bureau of the BMBF also manages the German portal for Horizon Europe, the new research framework programme.


The EU Bureau of the BMBF also has its own newsletter service, which you are welcome to use: