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Equal Opportunity Measures in Individual Funding Programmes

The DFG offers a number of specific measures in its funding programmes to promote equal opportunity for women and men. These are designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • To increase the number of female researchers at project management level
  • To support female early career researchers working in research networks in pursuing a research career
  • To make research institutions more family-friendly workplaces

Individual Grants

Research Grants

In this case, a researcher is awarded research funding, sometimes jointly with other researchers, for a project they have designed themselves. Funding in the Emmy Noether Programme (early career support) and for temporary positions for principal investigators is also awarded in the form of individual research grants. In this programme, we support equal opportunity through:

Emmy Noether Programme

All the equal opportunity measures described for individual grants also apply here.

The family allowance module can also be applied for in the Emmy Noether Programme.

Fellowships

With this type of funding, an individual receives financial resources to conduct research within the scope of a fellowship and to cover their living expenses. Fellowships are awarded in the following DFG programmes: research fellowships outside Germany, return grants, Heisenberg fellowships.

This type of DFG funding is associated with the following equal opportunity measures:

Coordinated Programmes

The DFG operates two different types of coordinated programmes. There are programmes in which individual researchers can be applicants and programmes in which proposals must be submitted by research institutions.

Coordinated Programmes with Researchers as Applicants

Priority Programmes

This type of DFG funding is associated with the following equal opportunity measures:

All the equal opportunity measures described for individual grants also apply to Priority Programmes:

Research Units

This type of DFG funding is associated with the following equal opportunity measures:

All the equal opportunity measures described for individual grants also apply to Research Units:

Coordinated Programmes with Research Institutions as Applicants

Graduate Schools

This type of DFG funding is associated with the following equal opportunity measures:

The funds approved for Graduate Schools can be used to fund all measures for the promotion of equal opportunity described for other DFG funding programmes. It is not possible to request additional funds within this funding programme.

The following equal opportunity measures also apply to Graduate Schools:

DFG Research Centres

The funds approved for DFG Research Centres can be used to fund all measures for the promotion of equal opportunity described for other DFG funding programmes.

The following equal opportunity measures also apply to DFG Research Centres:

Clusters of Excellence

The funds approved for Clusters of Excellence can be used to fund all measures for the promotion of equal opportunity described for other DFG funding programmes.

The following equal opportunity measures also apply to Clusters of Excellence:

Contacts

Here you can find the appropriate contacts at the DFG Head Office for various types of enquiry: