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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).

Information about the Programme

Purpose

Realisation of a research project that is limited in time and scope through an individual research grant and in cooperation with foreign European partners.

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Proposal Requirements

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.

Funding Duration

Project-specific (up to 36 months)

Forms and Guidelines

Proposal Deadlines

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.

Contact

General information about the weave process:

Discipline-specific matters:

Please refer to the corresponding websites for information and contacts at the partner organisations (see Participating Foreign Funding Organisations above).

General information on the weave initiative