Proposal Submission with European Cooperation Partners (Weave Lead Agency Process)
The DFG and further research funding organisations in Europe have agreed to cooperate in reviewing and funding bilateral and trilateral cross-border research projects (Weave Lead Agency Process).
Realisation of a research project that is limited in time and scope through an individual research grant and in cooperation with foreign European partners.
Researchers of all disciplines from German research institutions who have completed research training (usually a doctorate) and their partners from other European countries, who must be eligible to apply for funding from the respective funding organisation in their country.
Not eligible for applying for a research grant from the DFG are: Members of organisations that are dedicated solely to commercial purposes; members of organisations that are not permitted to publish their results in a publicly accessible form.
Weave aims at cooperative projects with closely integrated content, to which partners from all countries involved contribute scientifically in a substantial way.
The projects must compete with proposals submitted nationally. Research projects must therefore feature a high degree of scientific quality and originality at an internationally competitive level.
Proposals for bilateral and trilateral research projects with parts of the research conducted in Germany and in partner countries (with whose funding organisations the DFG cooperates in the context of Weave) are submitted to the Lead Agency in one of the partner countries.
If a project is approved, the different shares of the project are funded by the respective funding organisations in charge.
Type and Extent of Funding
The type and extent of funding for the German component of a project is based on the rules for research grants.
Project-specific (up to 36 months)
Forms and Guidelines
Proposals can be submitted to the DFG at any time.
Some foreign funding organisations are working with application deadlines that must be observed. Please seek advice in this context at the respective funding agency.
Externer LinkAustrian Science Fund (FWF)
Externer LinkLuxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
Externer LinkSwiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
- Czech Republic:
Externer LinkCzech Science Foundation (GACR)
- Externer LinkCurrent GACR call for proposals with GACR in the role of the Partner Agency
- Externer LinkCurrent GACR call for proposals with GACR in the role of the Lead Agency
Future cooperation: Poland
Externer LinkNational Science Center (NCN)
Planning provides for Weave to be implemented with NCN (Poland) later in 2021. An announcement can prospectively be expected mid-September 2021. Please wait for this announcement for enquiries. Details are still being planned.
General information about the Weave process:
Please refer to the corresponding websites for information and contacts at the partner organisations (see Participating Foreign Funding Organisations above).