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Equal Opportunity Measures in Individual Funding Programmes

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

Researchers can apply for research grants in the following coordinated programmes: Priority Programmes, Research Units and Clinical Research Units.

In these cases, all the various equal opportunity measures described for individual research grants apply.

Additional programme-specific equal opportunity measures for

Clinical Research Units

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

Coordinated Programmes with Research Institutions as Applicants

DFG coordinated programmes in which the applicants must be research institutions include Research Training Groups, Graduate Schools, Collaborative Research Centres, DFG Research Centres and Clusters of Excellence.

The following equal opportunity measures apply in all coordinated programmes where the applicants are research institutions:

Additional programme-specific equal opportunity measures for

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.

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.

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.

Individual 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:

Further Information on Individual Research Grants:

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:

Contacts

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

Further Information

An overview of the funding opportunities offered by the DFG is available at: