Research Services

The Unit for Research Funding supports academics of the BTU-Senftenberg, in particular young researchers (PhD students and postdocs), with the following services for the acquisition of funding:

  • Information and advice on funding strategies and funding opportunities offered by the EU, the BMBF and the DFG for research projects.
  • This can be done individually or by way of lectures, seminars or workshops.
  • Advice on request for administrative issues (eg: required co-signatures/co-signatories, legal requirements, documents to be submitted, etc.)

EU Liaison Officer
Dr. rer. nat. Patrick Hoffmann
Central Campus Cottbus
Central Administration Building, Room 310
P +49 (0) 355 69 2938

DFG Research Officer
Dr. rer. nat. Katrin Weise
Central Campus Cottbus
Central Administration Building, Room 309
P +49 (0) 355 69 2716

For questions regarding the administration of external funds, you may also contact the Unit for the Management of Third-Party Funds of the University.  The Unit coordinates the examination of applications, offers and contracts (third-party funds) and manages all public and private third-party funds.

Head of the Unit for the Management of Thrid-Party Funds
Ronny Reder
P +49(0) 355 69 3224
E ronny.reder(at) 

Furthermore, in the pre-application stage, research of the following possible funding sources may be helpful:

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