Every new professor is given €5000 as “start capital” as part of their appointment. This grant is independent of the other subject-related funding and is intended for acquisition of a computer, books, licenses, etc. Evidence of how the funding was used must be submitted to the university management.
Professors can also apply for additional funding for basic materials. Each professor may be awarded up to €50,000. The application must take the form of a proposal (2 to 3 pages) that illustrates how the funding will be used to support education and research, as well as an oral presentation by the professor. The Main Committee decides how the funding will be allocated. The submission deadline is January 31st of each year. The funding may only be used to pay for material resources, not for staff resources. The ongoing costs for material resources must be covered by the faculty.
A total of €120,000 is available for this funding scheme each year. This fund is used both as “start-up capital” for professors and for further basic materials funding.