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Facts and Figures

The DFG currently funds 283 Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) with a total of €803 million (incl. programme allowances) for 2021 (figures as of 1 January 2021). This accounts for approximately 24% of the DFG’s total budget.

197 of these Centres are primarily based at single universities, whereas 86 CRC/Transregio are mainly based at up to three universities. Twenty new Collaborative Research Centres have been established, among them three new CRC/Transregios.

Of the 283 Collaborative Research Centres currently running, 37 (13.1 %) are located in the field of humanities and social sciences, 48 (17 %) in engineering sciences, 
78 (27.6 %) in the natural sciences and 120 (42.4 %) in the life sciences.

Diagram: Collaborative Research Centres

As of 1 January 2021