[CALL] Special Research Programmes (SFB)


Deadline: 30 Sep 2020

For building up a bigger research network for complex research topics.

Start of Application: presumably March 2020

End of Application: 30. September 2020


  • Establishment of research networks based on international standards through autonomous research concentration at a single university location
  • Building up of extremely productive, tightly interconnected research establishments for long-term and interdisciplinary work on complex research topics


  • already available research potential
  • the nucleus of the scientists / scholars placing the application must be sufficiently large and well qualified to be able to establish and run a research program of international standing within the scientific /scholarly profile of the participating research institution(s); a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 15 project part leaders including the speaker of the project; target quote of 30 % female scientists / scholars requested; at least 50% of the project part leaders have to be located at a single university location; commitment of all universities and research institutions participating


8 years, an interim review after 4 years decides on continuation


Benchmark 1.000.000 € per year