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Facts and Figures

The DFG currently funds 274 Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) with a total of €797 million (incl. programme allowances) for 2020 (figures as of 01 July 2020). This accounts for approximately 25% of the DFG’s total budget.

198 of these Centres are primarily based at single universities, whereas 85 CRC/Transregio are mainly based at up to three universities. Ten new Collaborative Research Centres have been established, among them six new CRC/Transregios.

Of the 274 Collaborative Research Centres currently running, 35 (12.8 %) are located in the field of humanities and social sciences, 47 (17.2 %) in engineering sciences, 
74 (27 %) in the natural sciences and 118 (43.1 %) in the life sciences.

Diagram: Collaborative Research Centres

As of 01 July 2020