The strategic research fund

In establishing the Strategic Research Fund [1], Heinrich Heine University is pursuing the goal of supporting first-class research projects and new initiatives in order to further sharpen the university's research profile and strengthen its competitiveness on the national as well as international level. The SFF Advisory Board, headed by Professor Peter Westhoff, Vice-President for Research and Transfer, will allocate funds on the basis of a competitive procedure.

[1] Strategic Research Fund = Strategischer Forschungsfonds (SFF). For the purpose of better comprehension, the abbreviation SFF is used when referring to the Strategic Research Fund.

Application deadlines

15 April and 15 October

Ms. Patricia Nitsch from the Department of Research and Transfer (Tel. 0211 - 811 1398) is happy to answer any questions concerning the submission of proposals.

We look forward to receiving your applications!


Please upload your final report using your personal university username. Basic information (name, e-mail, title of project etc.) should be completed in the online form.

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