Collaborative Research Centers – Information and Advice

Proposals for Collaborative Research Centers must:

The maximum duration of a Collaborative Research Center is 12 years in up to three funding periods, each with a duration of four years.

Sub-projects and coordination projects may be applied for.

The funding volume is approximately EUR 1.8 to 2.5 million per year.

Application process and deadline:

The application process has two stages. Applicants must first submit a draft proposal with a maximum of 100 pages. After a consultation with the DFG (in Bonn), a preliminary decision will be made by the DFG Senate. A full proposal must be submitted only when requested and an on-site review will take place before a final decision is made.

Draft proposals can be submitted at any time. Note that the DFG Senate meetings take place in May and November and that draft proposals must be submitted to the DFG in advance. Applicants should therefore coordinate scheduling with the DFG Head Office.

Advice on preparing proposals:

Applicants preparing proposals for Collaborative Research Centers should consult the following offices early on:

Funding for applications:

In order to prepare a draft proposal and to prepare the full proposal, intramural start-up funding from the MWK (Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg) can be applied for. Further information can be obtained from the Research Funding section.

Please also refer to the standard text modules relevant to all research funding at the university (equal opportunity, promotion of junior researchers, etc.).