How to submit a grant application to the Phospholipid Research Center


We know that preparing funding applications is time-consuming and often stressful. That is why we have put together some documents here to help you write your grant application.

These templates contain guidelines that must be followed! Otherwise it may lead to a rejection of your application.

A clear structure and outline of essential details relating to the experiment will provide a sound basis for the Scientific Advisory Council to enable a swift evaluation of the proposal by the Board.


In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Phospholipid Research Center.

How to apply

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Send us

  • Cover letter (maximum 1 page, PDF only)
  • Application form for research proposal (maximum 11 pages, PDF only)
  • Short CV (maximum 1 page, PDF only)
  • Literature references (maximum 1 page, PDF only)


The deadlines for research proposals and submissions are every calendar year on May 31 and November 30. The proposals will be kept confidential.

Please send your application and enquiries by email to:

We only accept PDF files.

Extent and duration of the financial support

The extent and duration of the financial support depends on predicted research efforts and the attractiveness of the proposal. Normally, the funding of PhD thesis projects (for 3–4 years) and postdoc projects (for 1–2 years) follows DFG (German Research Foundation) guidelines.

The amounts mentioned in these guidelines, about €60,000 p.a. for a PhD student for a three-year project period and about €70,000 p.a. for a postdoc student for a one-year project period, should be considered as maximum amounts.

Normally, 50–100% of these amounts will be granted. In general, the funding includes salary and consumables. However, additional university overhead costs are not financed. In addition, acquisition of equipment is not financed.

How to report


The Phospholipid Research Center requests progress reports after achieving mutually agreed milestones (please see the provided PDF templates) which are made available to the Scientific Advisory Council.

Payments will be made after the research achievements have been reported, as described in the research proposal. The final and possibly intermediate results should be published in reputable journals with acknowledgment of the support provided by the Phospholipid Research Center. The Scientific Advisory Council of the Phospholipid Research Center will decide on the awarding of research grants.

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Please send your final or interim report by email to:

We only accept PDF files.