Working Group: Research Support for Non-professorial Academic Staff

The Research Working Group (‘AK Forschung’) in short:

We’re a working group that was formed in the winter semester of 2020-21 with the primary aim of providing a network for researchers in the University at all career stages and fostering contact between those working in different disciplines and faculties.

All research-active members of the University are most welcome to join the working group and contribute actively to both our current and our future projects. In the first instance, please directly contact the spokesperson for the group by email.


Spokesperson: Dr. Kerstin-Anja Münderlein, Department of English Literature, Arts & Humanities (GuK)
Contact: ak-forschung.mbkonvent(at)

Projects to date

Forschungsnetzwerk : Research Network (D/E)

The Research Network exists for active researchers at every career stage, working at the University of Bamberg. Its aim is to foster the formation and development of networks across the boundaries of different faculties, institutes, and departments; and to support researchers in their interdisciplinary cooperation within the University more generally. In relation to that, the Network is also conceived as an established ‘peer group’ for researchers of all ages and stages. We’ve developed a programme of ongoing activities with the aim of supporting and reinforcing peer-group structures, along with a series of regular events which all research-active members of the University are very welcome to attend. 

Research Network events will all by hybrid events (Teams and in person) throughout the summer semester of 2023, see here(173.3 KB)for times and dates. For further information, please visit our Virtual Campus page (no password).

Steering committee of the Forschungsnetzwerks : Research Network:

Dr. Robert Craig (Spokesperson; GuK)
Dr. Kerstin-Anja Münderlein (GuK)
Johannes Rabold (WIAI)
Caroline Seiferth (SoWi)
Dr. Mareike Spychala (GuK)

Poll: Research and academic support at the University of Bamberg

On the basis of this anonymous bilingual survey, sent to all research-active members of the University, we were able to determine precisely which research-support services at the University were ‘known’ to research-active members (or to those looking to embark on academic research). We were also able to find out how regularly these resources were used, while using the survey to increase awareness of the services offered by the University more generally.

Our findings: almost all respondents were familiar with some services, while others enjoyed very little name-recognition. Many respondents, particularly students, said that they would appreciate a greater visibility of provision. You’ll find an overview of the various research-support services of the University of Bamberg in the left-hand column under ‘Service institutions’, as well as ‘Research funding and transfer’. In particular, we’d like to draw your attention to the page of our Graduate Centre, the Trimberg Research Academy (TRAc), which offers all early-career researchers a range of activities, events, and consultations in support of research at every career stage (again, see the left-hand column).