A particular feature of the Priority Programme is the nationwide cooperation between its participating researchers.
The DFG Senate may establish Priority Programmes when the coordinated support given to the area in question promises to produce particular scientific gain.
As a rule, Priority Programmes receive funding for a period of six years. Once the Senate has established the programme, the DFG announces a call for proposals.
New Submission Deadline
Effective 2012, all proposals to establish Priority Programmes must be submitted electronically to the DFG Head Office by October 15 (instead of the previous November 15 deadline).