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Diversity Fund

Project Funding of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
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Every semester, the Diversity Fund supports projects that raise awareness of diversity at Friedrich Schiller University and help to reduce existing disadvantages. The projects can be in the areas of teaching, research, technology or administration.

Target Expand entry

The aim of the Diversity Fund is to support projects that raise awareness of diversity at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and to work towards encouraging people from groups previously underrepresented at the University of Jena to study and work at the University and to help shape university life. In order to achieve this goal and to complement the central measures of the Presidential Board, the fund supports decentralised projects and thus aims to support members of the university in shaping and strengthening the diversity discourse at the university themselves.

Preference will be given in particular to projects focusing on the following areas:

  • Antidiscrimination
  • Equal opportunities and education
  • Inclusion
  • Empowerment
  • Raising awareness of diversity
  • The interconnection of several dimensions of discrimination
  • Aspects of diversity in the university's history
Requirements Expand entry
Who is eligible for funding?

All members of the university – in the sense of §21 (1) ThürHG – are eligible to apply. Scholarship-funded doctoral students and postdocs are also eligible to apply. Applications from independent initiatives or constituted bodies (e.g. student councils) made up of persons eligible to apply are particularly welcome. When submitting an application, it must be demonstrated that the applicant's eligibility to apply will be maintained until the project is completed; this requirement does not apply to constituted bodies

What is being funded?

Funding is available for innovative individual projects such as conferences, workshops or campaigns. The duration of more than one semester (e.g. inclusion tutorials) requires a separate justification. It is generally possible that the money applied for from the Diversity Fund represents partial funding; i.e. that the project receives additional other funding.

How is funding provided?

Applications can be made for material resources, including support staff, travel expenses, and costs for speakers. The amount of funding requested may not exceed a maximum of €750. In well justified cases exceptions to this limit can be made.

Application Process Expand entry

Applications for funding are accepted twice a year on 15 January and 15 June. Applications must include a project description, time schedule and a calculation of costs. Please use the application form [pdf, 333 kb]. Applications should be submitted by e-mail and must reach the Diversity Office by the closing date. A decision will be made within four weeks. The notification of approval or rejection will be sent in writing.

Outside of these deadlines – in justified cases and if funds are available – micro-projects that are a reaction to current events can be funded with a maximum of 150€.

  • Funding from other donors must be reported to the jury.
  • A report on the results suitable for publication on the website of the Diversity Office must be submitted no later than two months after completion of the project.
  • Within three months after the end of the project, a final account of the project must be submitted without request. In the case of expenditure that does not correspond to the purpose applied for, the funding may be revoked retrospectively. In this case, the approved funds may be reclaimed.
  • In the case of marketing measures, the sponsor must be visible.
Jury Expand entry

The funding decision is made by a jury on the basis of the application documents and on consensual decisions by the jury. The decision criteria are made transparent in the follow-up.

The comittee is composed of one delegate each:

  • the Vice Executive Board for Young Researchers and Diversity Management,
  • the Diversity Office have to,
  • possibly the group of university lecturers,
  • possibly the group of academic employees,
  • possibly the Student Council,
  • possibly the Disabilty Representation,
  • possibly the Equal Opportunity Officer.

The Equal Opportunity Officer has the right to participate and speak.

Information on data protection Expand entry

Information on data protection regarding your application to the Diversity Fund of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

Friedrich Schiller University Jena processes personal data in connection with your application for funding of a project by the University's Diversity Fund. With this data protection notice, we would like to inform you about the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 13 GDPR.

Name and contact details of the data controller

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
vertreten durch den Präsidenten
Fürstengraben 1, 07743 Jena

Telefon: +49 3641 9-401000

Internally responsible:

Diversitätsbeauftragter der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Prof. Dr. David J. Green
Zwätzengesse 3
07743 Jena

Telefon +49 3641-9-400 970

Contact details of the data protection officer(s)

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Fürstengraben 1, 07743 Jena

Telefon: 03641-9-402087

 Purposes and legal basis of the processing

Your personal data will be processed by Friedrich Schiller University Jena for the purpose of processing your funding application. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.a, e GDPR in conjunction with § 11 ThürHG.

 Recipients of the data 

Your personal data will only be processed internally by the Diversity Office and the awarding body for the purpose of checking your eligibility for funding and communicating with you.
Project-related data (title, content, implementation period, etc.) are also used for the Diversity Office's public relations work.

Apart from that, your data will only be disclosed to other legal entities such as social security institutions and other authorities on the basis of legal requirements, if and to the extent that the Friedrich Schiller University Jena is obliged to do so by law.

 Storage period

The personal data concerning you will be stored until the purpose of the data processing no longer applies. The purpose continues beyond the project duration until a full settlement of your funding application has been carried out. Irrespective of this, data is stored until the expiry of statutory or official retention obligations. 

Rights of the data subjects 

According to the GDPR, you have the following rights under the conditions specified in the law: right to information (Art. 15 GDPR), right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR), right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR), right to object (Art. 21 GDPR).

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77 of the GDPR).


If you have any further questions, please contact the Diversity Office: