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Research 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.

The aim is to prepare doctoral researchers for the complexities of the job market in science and academics and simultaneously to encourage early scientific independence.

Information on Newly Approved Research Training Groups

The link above will take you to a list of Research Training Groups that are currently in operation. The list does not include Research Training Groups that have been approved but not yet established. For more information on the newly approved units, please refer to the press release.

Additional Information

Further Information

The study looks at the impact of the IRTG programme variation on internationalisation processes (July 2014).

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