Antragsberatung: DFG, Stiftungen
Dr. Susanne Pütz
Tel.: +49 271 740-4944
Antragsberatung: Bundesministerien, Landesministerien
Dr. Clemens Stupperich
Tel.: +49 271 740-4837
Antragstellung HORIZON 2020
Dipl. Ing. (FH) Peter Stolpp
Tel.: +49 271 740-4940
Antragstellung Horizon 2020
Tobias Hafer M.Sc.
Tel.: +49 271 740-5040
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) -(German Research Association) is the self-governing organization for science and research in Germany. It promotes and finances research projects by scientists at universities and research institutes in all disciplines.
There are various funding programs of the DFG. Within the framework of individual funding, scholars can apply for funding for thematic and temporary projects, including funding for their own position. The coordinated programs serve to promote collaborative projects, such as research groups, special research areas or graduate colleges. In addition, there are programs to
An overview of all funding programs of the DFG can be found here.
SFB - Sonderforschungsbereiche (CRCs - Collaborative Research Centers)
Special research areas are long-term, location-based, interdisciplinary research facilities of the universities, which have a structural and profiling effect. Prerequisites for a CRC are: high scientific quality and originality of the subprojects at an internationally competitive level, innovative, demanding, elaborate, and long-term research programs, coherent networking of the subprojects and an adequate staff and basic equipment, on the part of the applicant institution.
FOR - Research Group
A research group is a tight work alliance of several outstanding scientists working together on a research task. Thus, the research project in this context by far exceeds the financial possibilities found within the framework of individual funding, both of the normal or focus procedure.
GRK - Gradute Schools
Graduate schools are bodies of institutions of higher education for the promotion of young scientists. The focus is on the qualification of doctoral students within the framework of a thematically focused interdisciplinary research program, as well as a structured qualification concept.
The Heisenberg program is primarily aimed at scientists who have gained their employability through the Emmy Noether program, DFG project sites, research activities in the business world, or academic mid-sized business. The Heisenberg Program is divided into two funding strands: the Heisenberg Fellowship and the Heisenberg Professorship.
The Emmy Noether Program gives outstanding young scientists the opportunity to quickly qualify for a scientific leadership task, especially as a university lecturer, through the independent management of a junior research group combined with qualification-specific teaching assignments.
Sachbeihilfe - Erstantrag
Applications for the promotion of a project submitted to the DFG by first-time applicants are flagged for special treatment. With this possibility of identifying a first application for project funding, the DFG intends to encourage young scientists to obtain their first third-party funding. The labeling as the initial application refers solely to the individual aid / research grant.
An application coaching program by the Research Support Office can contribute greatly to success, particularly in the case of initial applications and applications for first career steps. We support and advise you gladly!
Material Allowance – Own Position
In many cases, the initial application at the DFG is also combined with the acquisition of one's own position. The module "Temporary Positions as a Principal Investigator" provides opportunity to apply for the funding of your own position from within the DFG research grant program. An application for temporary position as a principal investigator must be presented to the Research Support Office before submission for examination. Please note the internal procedures for submitting applications when applying for this module.
Large Appliance Funding for Research (Art. 91 b GG)
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) can promote research grants at universities within the framework of the "Major Research Instrumentation" funding program in accordance with Art.91b GG, in co-funding with the respective head office. The investment projects for university research must be characterized by outstanding scientific quality and national significance. The devices have to be used mainly for research, that is, the need for their procurement and use must be based solely on the use in research. To proceed with an application, please contact the Research Support Office early in the application procedure.