Pathfinder through the funding maze -
Kompass durch den Förderdschungel

You seek sources of funding for independent research, fellowships, your own position, and other scholarly activities? In this workshop we will give you an overview of different funding opportunities (local, national and international) and provide further details on a number of selected programs.


  • How to find appropriate funding opportunities,

  • and how does the granting process work?

Target group

Early career academics of the University of Oldenburg at all levels are welcome to attend the workshop Pathfinder through the funding maze.


This workshop will be held in English. This course will be offered again in autumn in German.


Kursdetails/Course Details

1.1 S18
10.00 - 12.00
Ilka Ficken
Bärbel Rickmann
Course fee:
Raum Dialog,
ÖCO 2-214


Registration deadline:


Ilka Ficken studied architecture and completed her city and regional planning postgraduate studies. Since 2000 Ilka Ficken is working at the Department for Research and Technology Transfer at the University of Oldenburg. As the head of the national and international research funding unit she gives advice to scientists on national and international funding possibilities. Ms Ficken is a certified project manager and has taken over the administrative project management in numerous projects funded by the European Union and has acquired a number of Structural Fund-funded projects by herself.



Bärbel Rieckmann has been an officer for national research funding at the Department for Research and Technology Transfer at the University of Oldenburg since 2011.  After finishing her studies in Linguistics, Phonetics and Computer Science, she coordinated a Collaborative Research Centre at the University of Hamburg for 10 years.  In 2009 she earned her MBA in Higher Education and Research Management in a studying besides working-programme. Ms Rieckmann offers support for scientists and scholars in all matters related to national research funding, the main focus of her work lies in the support and advice for early career researchers who prepare a funding proposal.