The Research Units of the German Research Foundation (DFG) bring together a number of outstanding scientists to work together on one research topic exclusively. These groups are able to devote substantially more time and financial resources to their projects across a broader range of topics than is normally the case with individual research projects funded by the DFG. The Research Units are usually funded for a period of more than six years, and often play a key role in establishing new directions in research.
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Karl Forchhammer, Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine
Duration: since 2018
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Holger Lerche, Center of Neurology, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research
Duration: since 2017
Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Jäger, Institute of Linguistics, and Prof. Dr. Katerina Harvati, Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment
Duration: 2015 – 2018