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Scientific Instrumentation and Information Technology

Scientific instrumentation and equipment can be applied for in several of the DFG's funding programmes. In addition, major instrumentation for research at universities can be co-financed by the DFG (50%) and state-funded instrumentation for training, teaching and medical care may be reviewed by the DFG. Proposals for major research instrumentation are reviewed according to technical and scientific criteria. Additional information on particular equipment categories and infrastructure measures are also available.

Funding Opportunities

Other funding programmes

Funding for roundtable discussions

Roundtable discussions can be funded in all funding areas of the “Scientific Instrumentation and Information Technology” division; for example, for strategic planning and national cooperations in the form of self-organisation processes for the communities and for the further development of funding measures.

Funding for instrumentation technology-related networks

Networks provide researchers with an opportunity for multi-location exchanges on an instrumentation-related subject of their choosing. The focus for the content of the exchange must be on the technological aspect of the instrumentation in question. The result should be the generation of impetus for improved application and further development of instrumentation methods.

Funding can cover expenses such as travel and maintenance costs for work meetings of network members as well as other costs, for instance coordination support.

Further information on these two funding programmes can be obtained from the contact person for the relevant subject area at the Scientific Instrumentation and Information Technology division.


Scientific Instrumentation and Information Technology Division
Major Instrumentation Programmes

Policy Issues

Contacts according to key aspects / responsibilities

Central Purchasing Office
Purchasing of scientific instrumentation for DFG programmes / Instrumentation on loan – General Information

Purchasing of scientific instrumentation

Instrumentation Category Key

Loans Administration

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