Research Funding & Projects

Master of Business Research (MBR)

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General Information

ProfessorshipProfessorship for Digital Services & Sustainability
LecturerProf. Dr. Johann Kranz
Target groupMaster of Business Research (MBR) (A/I module)
ExaminationPresentation, project proposal, and participation in discussions
Course materialAll relevant course material will be provided during the course
SemesterWinter term
RotationOnce a year

Course Description and Structure


The course provides an overview of the purpose, type, and benefits of third-party funding in science. The course explains the opportunities and requirements of different types of third-party funding and how a successful application for third-party funding is made. The focus here is particularly on third-party funding applications to the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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Enrollment in the MBR


Students are asked to write a fully-fledged grant proposal (“Individual Research Grant”) addressing a self-chosen research topic sticking to the guidelines provided by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

They are also expected to present their ideas for the proposal at two occasions in person and actively participate in the discussions of other proposals. At the end of the course, students shall upload the project proposal as electronic copy (.pdf and .docx).


Applications for A/I courses are coordinated centrally by the MBR coordinator. At the beginning of each semester, all MBR students will receive an e-mail with details about the application procedure.