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2017 in Numbers

Over 32,000 Projects Funded in 2017

In 2017, the DFG funded just under 32,500 new and ongoing projects with a funding volume of €3.2 billion.

The individual grants programmes enable researchers to conduct projects with clearly defined topics and durations and offer support to early career researchers. These programmes accounted for 35 percent of the DFG’s total funding in 2017. Over 16,500 new and ongoing projects were funded during the reporting period.

In the coordinated programmes, which promote cooperation and structural innovation by encouraging national and international collaboration, 102 research collaborations were approved with a funding volume of €766.1 million. In 2017, a total of 840 research collaborations, encompassing 13,700 individual projects, were supported.