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Funding Programme: Licences for Digital Content

By funding Alliance licences, the DFG helps libraries enter nationwide agreements to implement and test new and innovative licensing models as well as approaches to bundling licensing activities in electronic-media acquisition that may also be reused in other negotiation contexts. The funding objective is to improve licensing standards in the interest of research. The DFG's funding component amounts to 25% of a product's total price. Alliance licences in their current form have been funded since 2010. They replaced national licences, which were funded in full by the DFG.

Products for which a funding proposal is submitted must satisfy the fundamental principles for the acquisition of DFG-funded national licences [Form 12.18]. The proposal should be based on the template for framework proposals of Alliance Licences. In addition to the proposal, a data sheet must be submitted for each product applied for.

The deadline for proposals is the fifth of May in any year.