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As part of the Scientific Library Services and Information Systems programme the DFG funds projects at libraries, archives and other scientific service and information centres in Germany. The aim is to set up nationwide efficient research information systems.
Funding objectives in the group Scientific Library Services and Information Systems (LIS)
Establish efficient information services geared towards research and innovative information infrastructures at HEIs and non-HEI research institutions in Germany.
Objectives of the individual funding programmes:
Members of non-profit research information infrastructure facilities in Germany such as libraries, archives, museums, research collections, research data centres or computing and information centres are generally eligible to submit proposals. Researchers in Germany or those working at a German research institution abroad who have completed their academic training (generally by obtaining a doctorate) are also eligible to apply
Nationwide importance in terms of the provision of research information in Germany
Type and Extent of Funding
Funding for staff, funds for scientific instrumentation, travel, workshops, other
Duration until Decision
Approx. 6 months
Forms and Guidelines
Funding opportunities offered by the Scientific Library Services and Information Systems Division are divided into programmes and calls for proposals.
Funding programmes are designed for the long term; as a rule, proposals may be submitted at any time and are not subject to deadlines. On the other hand, calls for proposals have a set time limit, and submissions are also requested by specific deadlines.
Acquisition and Supply
Digitisation and Indexing
Publishing and Licensing
Research Data and eResearch
Funding of Negotiation Processes
Funding of bridge proposals
First proposals: no submission deadline
Renewal proposals: 6 months prior to the end of the current funding period