Grants, Projects (Selection):

2/2023-1/2026:  Co-I in DFG-AHRC Project (4th Call in the "UK-German Funding Initiative in the Humanities") “Just Futures: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Cultural Climate Models” [with colleagues at the Universities of Cologne, Klagenfurt, Sheffield, Leeds]

1/2022-12/2024:  Cooperative project “Kulturen des Kompromisses”, Universities of Duisburg-Essen, Münster, and Bochum; NRW Ministry of Education and Research; lead: U. Schneider (UDE), U. Willems (Münster), C. Goschler (Bochum)

10/2021-9/2022: Funding for a 12-months exploratory project "Climate Change Literacy"; applicants: Profs. Julia Hoydis (lead applicant), Roman Bartosch (co-applicant), Jens Martin Gurr (co-applicant); Volkswagen Foundation; funding line “Originalitätsverdacht"; funding for a full semester of temporary professorial replacement during research leave (awarded 12/2020; start date: 10/2021).

5/2018-5/2022: Funding for the further development of Competence Field "Metropolitan Research" in the University Alliance Ruhr (lead applicant, with Prof. Dr. Uta Hohn, Bochum, and Prof. Dr. Thorsten Wiechmann, Dortmund), funded by Stiftung Mercator (funding for three 50% positions for four years, research assistants, travel expenses, publications, conferences etc.)

4/2018-9/2018: Hiroshi Kitamura Fellowship at the IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen (shared with Prof. Barbara Buchenau)

2018-2022: Funding for a four-year graduate research school "Scripts for Postindustrial Urban Futures: American Models, Transatlantic Interventions" (applicants: Profs. Barbara Buchenau (Spokesperson), Jens Martin Gurr (Co-Spokesperson), Josef Raab (UDE); Walter Grünzweig, Randi Gunzenhäuser (TU Dortmund); Kornelia Freitag and Michael Wala (Ruhr University Bochum); Volkswagen Foundation call “Wissenschaft und berufliche Praxis in der Graduiertenausbildung”.

1/2017-9/2017: Funding for the establishment of a competence field "Metropolitan Research" in the University Alliance Ruhr (with Prof. Dr. Uta Hohn, Bochum, and Prof. Dr. Thorsten Wiechmann, Dortmund), funded by MERCUR – Mercator Research Center Ruhr

10/2013-3/2014: Funding for research leave (full funding for six months of an interim professor to fill my position) in the "Freiraum für Forschung.NRW" programme of the MIWF-NRW.

5/2013-4/2017: Founding project partner and Board member of the "IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies" (six post-docs, twelve doctoral candidates, BMBF funding)

4/2013: Funding for a "Fact Finding Mission" to the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande del Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil to establish research relations in urban studies (including a joint doctoral colloquium), DAAD

2012: Funding for four doctoral scholarships (3-4 years) in the Graduate School Scholarship Programme - GSSP (DAAD)

4/2012-3/2015: Funding for "Spaces – Communities – Representations: Urban Transformations in the United States", PhD programme in American Studies (with TU Dortmund and Ruhr University Bochum), funded by MERCUR – Mercator Research Center Ruhr

10/2010-12/2013: DAAD funding for an international interdisciplinary doctoral programme "ARUS – Advanced Research in Urban Systems" (currently ~ 27 international doctoral candidates)

Since 3/2009: external funding for three international conferences (Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, IRUN, DFG)

10/2008-2/2009: Fellowship for a period of research at ZiF (Center for Interdisciplinary Research) at the University of Bielefeld