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In Brief

Scientific Library Services and Information Systems

Name of Funding Instrument

Scientific Library Services and Information Systems


To establish effective information services and innovative information infrastructures suited to meet the needs of the research community at German universities and research institutions

Eligibility Requirements

Scientific service institutions (such as libraries, archives, media and computer centres), research institutes and scientists or academics (Ph.D. required) from any discipline working at German research institutions. As a rule, only publicly funded institutions are eligible to apply.



Proposal Requirements

The project should be of national significance for the provision of scientific literature in Germany.

Type and Extent of Funding

Funding for staff, instrumentation, travel expenses, miscellaneous costs (e.g. work contracts)

Funding Duration

Project specific

Proposal Deadlines

  • First proposals: no submission deadline
  • Renewal proposals: 6 months prior to the end of the current funding period

Forms and Guidelines

Forms and Guidelines

Time to Decision

Approximately 4 - 6 months

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