Coordinated programmes promote cooperation and structural innovation by encouraging national and international collaboration in areas of current relevance and by concentrating scientific potential at a university.
Interner LinkPriority Programmes
A particular feature of the Priority Programme is the nationwide collaboration between its participating researchers.
Interner LinkResearch Training Groups
Research Training Groups are established by universities to promote young researchers. They are funded by the DFG for a period of up to nine years. Their key emphasis is on the qualification of doctoral researchers within the framework of a focused research programme and a structured training strategy. Research Training Groups with an interdisciplinary approach are warmly welcomed.
Interner LinkCollaborative Research Centres
Collaborative Research Centres are long-term university-based research institutions, established for up to 12 years, in which researchers work together within a multidisciplinary research programme.
Interner LinkDFG Research Centres
The primary objective of this programme is to establish a limited number of internationally visible and competitive research centres at German universities.
Interner LinkResearch Units
A Research Unit is made up of a team of researchers working together on a research project which, in terms of thematic focus, duration and finances, extends beyond the funding options available under the Individual Grants Programme or Priority Programme.
Interner LinkClinical Research Units
Clinical Research Units provide outstanding researchers the opportunity to carry out close, medium-term cooperation in a special research project from the field of disease or patient-oriented clinical research.
Interner LinkCentres for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Centres for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences are a special type of funding instrument specifically tailored to the working methods used in these particular fields.