Department of Research Support

Our Service

The team of the Research Support Office supports the scientists at AWI regarding all aspects of financial, legal and administrative issues during proposal preparation and the project implementation. Our main tasks are:


  • Spreading information and advice on European, national, and international funding opportunities
  • Support of proposal preparation
  • Budget calculation and approval


  • Contract negotiation
  • Project administration / Grant management
  • project management
  • Financial management and audit preparation
  • Reporting
  • Support for electronic submission systems
  • International scientific-administrative project management
  • Assistance for coordination of collaborative projects

Please note:

We don't award internal grants and we don't offer stipends, internships or similar.

If you are interested in scientific cooperation with AWI, please contact the related scientific section initially. Thank you!



Dr. Lars Henning

Head of Department

Head of Unit EU Coordination Management

 +49 471 4831 1812

Imke Fries

Head of Unit Funding Advice

 +49 471 4831 2811

Nancy Lange

Head of Unit EU Grants Management

 +49 471 4831 2306

Jens Lehmann

Head of Unit Grants Management (non-EU)

 +49 471 4831 2120