Evaluation Studies and Statistical Reports

With the evaluation of a DFG funding programme, it is possible to (a) assess the success of a process and (b) lay an empirical basis for DFG funding policy. In doing so, evaluative studies utilise sociological methods, such as statistical analyses, surveys or bibliometric assessments.

Further Studies and Reports

Cover: Statistische Berichte zu den Koordinierten Programmen (2022)

Three statistical reports on researchers in Collaborative Research Centres, in Research Training Groups and in Clusters of Excellence provide information on the personnel structures in the DFG’s Coordinated Programmes. They focus on their distribution by gender, their place of employment before joining the team and the funding of these researchers. The considered time span depicts developments in the last five years and thus includes the years of the coronavirus pandemic.

Foto: Coronavirus-Pandemie

The COVID-19 pandemic posed major challenges to the research community in 2020 and 2021. These also had an impact on DFG’s funding activities, as shown in the statistical report. The report provides facts and figures on grant applications, international cooperation and peer review during the height of the pandemic. It furthermore highlights the scope and the topics of research into pandemics, and COVID-19 in particular.

Cover: Bericht. Promotionsdauern und Promotionsabschlüsse in DFG-geförderten Verbünden

Doctoral programme lengths and doctoral degrees are highly relevant to research policy, but information on them is scarce. In two statistical reports, the DFG analyses data on doctorates completed in the context of Collaborative Research Centres, Research Training Groups, Clusters of Excellence and Graduate Schools.

Further Information


Anke Reinhardt
E-mail: Anke.Reinhardt@dfg.de
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