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€166 million for initial four-year period 13 New Collaborative Research Centres

(25.11.22) The DFG is establishing 13 new Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) to further support top-level research in German universities. This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee in Bonn. The new CRCs will receive a total of approximately €166 million in funding for an initial four-year period as of 1 January 2023. 13 other CRCs have had their funding extended for an additional period. Interner Linkmore

Approximately €69 million for the first funding period DFG to Fund Eleven New Research Training Groups

(07.11.22) The DFG is establishing eleven new Research Training Groups (RTGs) to further support for academic qualifications gained through doctoral programmes. This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee in Bonn. From spring 2023 onwards, the new RTGs will receive a total of approximately €69 million over an initial period of five years. In addition, the decision was made to extend ten RTGs for a further funding period. Interner Linkmore

“A POWERFUL SIGNAL FOR CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH” DFG and WR welcome decisions by the federal and state governments on the Excellence Strategy

(04.11.22) The DFG and the WR have welcomed the decisions taken by the Joint Science Conference on the further development of the Excellence Strategy. The increase in funding from 2026 onwards and the possibility of funding up to 70 Clusters of Excellence and four additional Universities or University Consortia of Excellence send out a powerful signal in favour of strengthening top-level research, said DFG President Katja Becker and WR Chair Dorothea Wagner. Interner Linkmore

NATIONAL RESEARCH DATA INFRASTRUCTURE DFG welcomes GWK funding decisions in the third selection round

(04.11.22) The DFG has welcomed the funding decisions made by the Joint Science Conference (GWK) in the third selection round of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). As in the previous two years, these follow the recommendations put forward by the Expert Committee appointed by the DFG, and they supplement the NFDI with the addition of seven new consortia and one initiative for basic services. Interner Linkmore


Call for proposals for Research Impulses

The DFG has launched its call for proposals for “Research Impulses” at universities of applied sciences. It is the latest programme that explicitly calls on UAS to submit proposals. The aim is to establish research consortia with ideas for knowledge-driven research, thereby supporting UAS in further developing their research excellence and enhancing their scientific profile.
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Crucial importance of German-Polish cooperation

Bringing together 17 research institutions and funding organisations from Germany and Poland, the third Polish-German Science Meeting in Berlin focused mainly on the current global political crises and their impact on science and research in the two countries, as well as potential response strategies. The DFG and its partner organisations FNP and NCN emphasised the crucial importance of bilateral cooperation. Interner Linkmore

Bundestag debate on the energy supply for science

The Alliance of Science Organisations expressly welcomes today’s debate in the plenary of the German Bundestag on the concerns of science in connection with the energy supply and values the supportive voices among policymakers as a positive signal.
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Russian Attack on Ukraine

Special programme for Ukraine

Under the existing DFG procedure “Cooperation with Developing Countries”, applicants in Germany can now apply for funds to cover the living expenses of Ukrainian project leaders in a maximum amount of €1,000 per month per project leader for project implementation in Ukraine.
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Website relating to assistance for Ukraine

The DAAD uses its “National Academic Contact Point Ukraine” to collate infor-
mation and to present German academia’s offers of assistance for Ukrainian students and researchers. In addition to these offers of assistance, it also encompasses German universities, the Alliance of German Scientific Organisations and other institutions and organisations involved in the science system. Externer Linkmore

Further Information                                             

The DFG is continuously monitoring the developments and maintaining close contact with researchers as well as politicians. On this website, you find an overview of all publications by the DFG, including updates on the impact the Russian attack on Ukraine has on funding activities, as well as offers of support for refugees. Interner Linkmore

Individual Grants Programmes

Step by step through the DFG grant process: In our How-to-guide you find clearly information on individual funding, a programme comparison, a checklist, helpful tips and pointers. Interner Linkmore

Impacts of Covid 19

All updates and information for and about funded research projects related to the coronavirus pandemic: For applicants, reviewers, committee members and interested. Interner Linkmore

FAQs on submitting proposals to funding programmes

The FAQs were compiled to assist prospective applicants in submitting proposals to the DFG. They provide information on various DFG funding programmes and serve to complement existing guidelines and instructions. Interner Linkmore