DFG Research Grants Programme

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Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • researchers in Germany, or those working at a German research institution abroad, who have completed their academic training (a doctorate as a rule) are eligible to apply for DFG research grants
  • researchers who are employed at one of the institutes or member organisations of the Max Planck Society, Fraunhofer Society, Helmholtz Association or Leibniz Association, researchers working at a publicly funded institute associated with one of these organisations, and researchers working at international research facilities located in Germany should note the rules on the duty to cooperate
  • an overview of possible cooperation partners, for example in the field of mathematics, can be found in the DFG’s Research in Germany – Mathematics brochures.

What form does funding take?

The main scholarship benefits are as follows:

  • various types of funding can be applied for, to cover things like material and personnel costs or to finance project-specific workshops and public relations activities
  • maximum funding duration: three years; subsequently, a renewal proposal can be submitted

When is the closing date for applications?

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Terms and conditions of application

The terms and conditions of application can be found here:
www.dfg.de > Research Grants