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Facts and Figures

The DFG currently funds 282 Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) with a total of €803 million (incl. programme allowances) for 2021 (figures as of 1 July 2021). This accounts for approximately 24% of the DFG’s total budget.

190 of these Centres are primarily based at single universities, whereas 92 CRC/Transregio are mainly based at up to three universities. Eleven new Collaborative Research Centres have been established, among them seven new CRC/Transregios.

Of the 282 Collaborative Research Centres currently running, 35 (12.4 %) are located in the field of humanities and social sciences, 50 (17.7 %) in engineering sciences, 
77 (27.3 %) in the natural sciences and 120 (42.6 %) in the life sciences.

Diagram: Collaborative Research Centres

As of 1 July 2021