Grant Opportunities: Opus Magnum

Opus Magnum (Photo: Julia Fischer)Subject: Humanities / Culture and Social Sciences

Type of funding: Financing of a substitute professorship
up to 180,000 euros
Max. 18 months
Professor (s) who want to write a larger scientific work
Prerequisite: Lifelong employment as a professor at a university in Germany
Additional services: Further education measures for the substitute professorship
Opus Magnum (Photo: Julia Fischer)

Goal of the initiative

The aim of the initiative is to open up professors from the humanities and social sciences, who have proven themselves through (first) outstanding work, an open space for the intensive work on a scientific work. The funding consists mainly in the funding of a substitute professorship, with which the initiative also wants to open up an additional perspective for young scientists.

support program

The funding offer consists of the funding of a substitute professorship for a duration of 6 to 18 months and a lump sum of up to 5,000 euros per semester for the applicant.

Further information on tender conditions and application can be found under  Information on application (pdf) . Applications are submitted in electronic form via the application portal.


The initiative emerged in 2012 from the funding program ” Pro Geisteswissenschaften “, which has since been completed . Until further notice, there is a call for tenders every year.

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