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Frequently Asked Questions about Plus 3.

Yes. If you are unsure about whether your application meets all of them, please call us or email us before preparing your application.

Yes. The 12-year limit to apply for funding after having completed your doctorate is extended for both mothers and fathers by 2 years per child.

Please complete your application in English, so that we may ask international reviewers for assessments as well.

No. The Plus 3 programme is exclusively intended for those doing basic research in biology, chemistry, and medicine.

We select reviewers who possess the necessary expertise in the relevant field (e.g. subject, technologies, model systems, etc.) to judge the projects, and who are able to evaluate both the past performance and the future potential of applicants.

You are welcome to propose suitable experts as reviewers who do not have a conflict of interest. We consider the latter to be the case if: (1) you collaborate, (2) have jointly published with them within the past 3 years, (3) conduct research at the same site, or (4) if they were your doctoral or postdoctoral advisor. To exclude an expert as a reviewer of your application, you must provide a statement of reasons. Board members of the Foundation may not be excluded.

In such cases, you are obliged to inform the Foundation promptly. The Foundation will decide on a case-by-case basis what amount of the remaining funding may transfer with you to the new institution. The new institution must, however, provide the necessary funding for your salary as a professor.