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Annual Report

Activities and Results – Programmes and Projects

The DFG’s annual report provides a comprehensive, over 320-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 33,000 projects which received more than €3.4 billion in funding in 2018.

This year, the report focuses on the Clusters of Excellence selected in 2018 for funding under Germany’s Excellence Strategy, a programme designed to strengthen top-level research at German universities.

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

The annual report, which was presented at the DFG’s General Assembly on 4 July 2019, 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.

Order the printed copies

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-Mailmichael.hoenscheid@dfg.de).


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