Funding for Research Projects

Here you find German funding organisations providing funding for research projects.

Research-Projects

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

The DFG is the central research funding organisation in Germany. It supports research projects and funds cooperation between researchers – also at an international level.

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Federal and State Governments

Federal and state governments are the main sponsors of research in Germany alongside industry. Many federal ministries support specific research projects.

Federal and State Governments

Foundations

Public and private foundations enable research through the provision of funding. The range of different foundations is very wide. Many of them specifically aim to promote young talent.

Foundations

German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF)

The German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) offers various opportunities for project funding for small and medium-sized enterprises.  

German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF)