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Annual Report 2021

Activities and Results – Programmes and Projects

Cover: Annual Report 2021

The DFG’s annual report provides a comprehensive, approximately 360-page overview of the organisation’s news and funding activities. It illustrates the variety of DFG-funded research and infrastructure by showcasing examples from the more than 31,600 projects which received more than €3.6 billion in funding in 2021.

The 2021 report also provides information on focal areas of DFG funding activities and the organisation’s standpoints and actions regarding questions relating to the academic research system and research policy. In addition, it presents selected examples of DFG-funded research projects. In reporting year 2021, focus was placed on pandemic research and its achievements that resulted from both the activities of the dedicated Commission for Pandemic Research as well as the calls for proposals related to the COVID-19 Focus Funding.

A detailed statistics section presents the most important facts and figures.

The 2021 annual report clearly shows that a well-functioning self-governing research system is based on the involvement and dedication of many people, such as reviewers, committee members and Head Office staff.

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Printed copies of the DFG‘s annual report (both current and previous editions) are available from the DFG’s Press and Public Relations Office (please contact Michael Hönscheid, tel. +49 228 885-2109, e-mail Link auf E-Mailpresse@dfg.de).

GEPRIS - German Project Information System

A detailed overview of DFG-funded programmes and projects can be found under