Research Training Groups

Research Training Groups (GRK) are sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG) to support junior researchers in topical research programs. The groups are funded for a maximum of nine years, and focus on the training of doctoral researchers who plan to set up their own independent research group. Some parts of the program are oriented toward international students, and offer joint doctoral training with one or more foreign partner groups.

Current Research Training Groups

Non-canonical G Protein-Dependent Signaling Pathways (GRK 2816)

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Dr. Bernd Nürnberg, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital, Department of Pharmacology, Experimental Therapy and Toxicology

Duration: October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2027

Homepage of the "Non-canonical G Protein-Dependent Signaling Pathways" Research Training Group

Women's Mental Health across the Reproductive Years (GRK 2804)

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Birgit Derntl, University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, General Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Duration: January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2027

Homepage of the "Women's Mental Health" Research Training Group

Intraoperative multi-sensor tissue identification in oncology (GRK 2543)

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Oliver Sawodny, University of Stuttgart, Institute for System Dynamics; Tübingen Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Arnulf Stenzl, Faculty of Medicine,  Department of Urology

Duration: January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024

Homepage of the "Intraoperative multi-sensor tissue identification" Research Training Group

cGMP – From Bedside to Bench (GRK 2381)

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Robert Feil, Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry

Duration: July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2023

Homepage of the "cGMP – From Bedside to Bench" Research Training Group

MOMbrane: The Multifaceted Functions and Dynamics of the Mitochondrial Outer Membrane (GRK 2364)

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Doron Rapaport, Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry

Duration: April 1, 2018 through April 30, 2027

Homepage of the "MOMbrane" Research Training Group

Statistical Modeling in Psychology (GRK 2277)

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Meiser, University of Mannheim; Tübingen project leaders: Prof. Dr. Mandy Hütter and Prof. Dr. Rolf Ulrich, Department of Psychology

Duration: October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2026

Homepage of the "Statistical Modeling" Research Training Group

Doing Transitions – Shaping Transitions Throughout Life (GRK 2105)

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Andreas Walther, Goethe University Frankfurt; Tübingen spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Barbara Stauber, Institute of Education

Duration: January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2025

Homepage of the "Doing Transitions" Research Training Group

Completed Research Training Groups of the last five years

Universities of Stuttgart and of Tübingen: Spectral Theory and Dynamics of Quantum Systems (GRK 1838)

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Marcel Griesemer, University of Stuttgart; Deputy Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Stefan Teufel, University of Tübingen, Institute of Mathematics

Duration: October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2018

Universities of Tübingen, Stuttgart and Hohenheim: Integrated Hydrosystem Modelling (GRK 1829)

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Olaf Cirpka, Center for Applied Geoscience

Duration: April 1, 2012 through May 31, 2021

Homepage of the "Integrated Hydrosystem Modelling" Research Training Group

Ambiguity – Production and Perception (GRK 1808)

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer, Institute of English Languages and Literatures

Duration: October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2022

Homepage of the "Ambiguity" Research Training Group

Molecular Principles of Bacterial Survival Strategies (GRK 1708)

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Karl Forchhammer, Interfaculty Institute for Microbiology and Infection Medicine

Duration: April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2021

Homepage of the "Molecular Principles of Bacterial Survival Strategies" Research Training Group

Religious Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe (GRK 1662)

Spokespersons: Prof. Dr. Volker Leppin, Faculty of Protestant Theology, and Prof. Dr. Annette Gerok-Reiter, Institute of German Language and Literature

Duration: April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2020

Homepage of the "Religious Knowledge" Research Training Group