Third Party Funding

At the Helmholtz Zentrum München the team of Project Funding is responsible for the efficient handling of the project application and is supporting the principal investigators. Project Funding is the official contact point for your project application and guides you through the process with the Checklist for quality assurance.

One important focus of our work is the organisation of courses with internal and external trainers on funding opportunities and proposal writing. Below you will find the list of courses which are suitable already for advanced graduate students and shall encourage your scientific career development in the area of third party funding.



Credit Points

Research Funding in Germany: German Research Foundation (DFG) and Other Foundations*


1 HE

Proposal Writing: Your Way to a Successful Research Grant (DFG)*



2 HE

Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdocs by the DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service*

July 2017

0,5 HE

Third Party Funding As One Important Module of Your Scientific Career Development*

November 2017 

1 HE

* Each participant who has registered for a HELENA course is obliged to inform the respective responsible organizer immediately if he/she cannot attend the course for important reasons.
In the case of unexcused absences, we reserve the right to deduct € 200 from the internationalization budget.


Dr. Jürgen Ertel
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Strategy, Programs, Resources / Head of Project Funding