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Research Support Office (RSO)

Research Support Office

Do you need support for your third-party funding application? Do you have questions about junior researcher funding or science awards? The team of the Research Support Office at RUB will help you find answers to all your questions. We actively support you in the application process. Contact us!

Our team provides information and advice on all aspects of national and international research funding - from application and project implementation to project management.

Furthermore, we accompany the excellence strategy and support the university management in the development and implementation of strategic research initiatives and research cooperations. Furthermore, we accompany and advise the research departments and their target agreements.

Research Support Office Team


To support all researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, we offer a lot of useful information on our internal pages of the service portal concerning application and project handling.

Service Portal

Our service portfolio includes the following service offerings, among others:

Application advice

  • Information on various funding sources and formats
  • Funding research
  • Support and strategic consulting during the application process
  • Completion aids and text modules for the application process
  • Interface to all areas of the university administration and the university management


  • Information events on various funding formats
  • Workshops on the application process

Project management

Information exchange

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