2016-2019 Research project on the intracortical processing and psychophysical detectability of single neuron stimulation (DFG)
2016-2019 Research project on the function of lateral inhibition in layer 2/3 of mouse barrel cortex (DFG)
2014-2016 Research project within the DFG Research Unit FOR 1581 Extinction Learning (renewal grant), together with Onur Güntürkün
2012 Research stipend for a six-month research visit at Erasmus MC Rotterdam, NL, to work with Arthur Houweling on the 'Effects of single-cell stimulation on the local neural network' (DFG)
2011-2014 Research project on the 'Neural basis of adaptive decision making' (DFG)
2011-2013 Research project within the DFG Research Unit FOR 1581, 'Extinction learning: neural mechanisms, behavioral manifestations, and clinical implications', on 'Combining cells and behavior: neuronal foundations of extinction and renewal', together with Onur Güntürkün
2011 Novice premium from the University of Bochum for successful first attainment of a DFG project
2010 Research grant from the University of Bochum on the 'Behavioral genetics of decision making'