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Networking for Research – German Universities of Applied Sciences and Researchers Worldwide

Modern research is international! This requires good networking.

With its initiative Networking for Research at Universities of Applied Sciences (UDIF-HAW), the DFG is explicitly addressing UAS interested in international research collaborations or are already involved in collaborative research with partners abroad and would like to expand these.

Researchers form German UAS engage in a scientific exchange with international researchers at theme based virtual matchmaking events. The next stage then involves a delegation trip to the respective partner country in order to intensify established contacts and get to know research conditions on site. Prior to the virtual matchmaking event, advise on DFG funding is provided in form of a virtual information event (potentially also involving the international partner funding organisation). Individual consultation is offered throughout the entire process.

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To carry out projects, various DFG funding programmes are available, i.e. the Interner LinkInitiation of International Cooperation programme or the Interner LinkIndividual Research Grants programme.

For further information on DFG funding instruments, please contact us - even if you already have contacts abroad with whom you wish to initiate research cooperations. In order to schedule a consultation, please contact Link auf E-Mailudif-haw@dfg.de.

If you are interested in the initiative and would like to talk about research-related topics and target countries, we cordially invite you to get in touch with us.

News and call for proposals

African-German Scientific Exchange

© DFG / Jennifer Gronau

Two-stage call for proposals invites researchers in agricultural sciences from sub-Saharan Africa and Germany to exchange ideas and network.
Interner LinkTo the call


Matchmaking Event with North America

  • 18 October 2022
    Matchmaking Event Germany-North America

UAS delegation trip to Jordan

  • Topic: “Water Nexus Research”
  • 25 to 29 September 2022

Matchmaking event Germany-Jordan

The kick-off event Water Nexus Research – challenges and strategies for a sustainable future marked the start of a series of theme-based matchmaking events with different countries and regions. Interner LinkTo the Report

We regularly send emails informing about upcoming events in the context of the initiative as well as about topics within the DFG that are relevant for UAS. If you wish to be added to the mailing list, please send us an e-mail to Link auf E-Mailudif-haw@dfg.de.

An overview of all DFG funding for universities of applied sciences can be found here:

Contact at the DFG Head Office:

We look forward to hearing from you!

Further Information

For more information about the DFG’s international programmes, see: