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RTG-Schedule establishment proposal

RTG-Schedule: ESTABLISHMENT of a Research Training Group

Applications for Research Training Groups (RTG) can be handed in at all times, however, please note that the DFG only decides on approval or rejection of establishment proposals twice a year (usually in the beginning of May and November).

The entire application process consists of two steps with a total duration of approximately two years, beginning with your idea and ending with the start of funding. This procedure requires excellent cooperation within the university, across the entire campus and pertaining to the DFG. The following schedule, thought to serve as an initial means of orientation, portrays an exemplary timeline of the individual steps along the way. Any further details specific to your project or concerning precise processes will gladly be discussed in individual counseling interviews.

Desired start of funding:  
   
1st step: Review and recommendation (Draft proposal phase)  
Begin of consultation by the Research Department (ongoing)
Application to the university for start-up funding
Preparation of the draft proposal
Submission of the draft proposal to the office
of the Research Committee of the Senate
Discussion of the draft proposal in the Research Committee of the Senate
Submission of the draft proposal to the DFG for review
Recommendation by the DFG for the preparation of a full establishment proposal *
   
2nd step: Review and decision (Establishment proposal phase)  
Application to the university for start-up funding
Preparation of the establishment proposal
Submission of the pre-proposal to the DFG
Submission of the proposal to the office
of the Research Committee of the Senate
Discussion of the proposal in the Research Committee
Short presentation of the proposal in the Senate
Submission of the full proposal to the DFG
On-site review by the DFG (one day)
Decision by the DFG
Written notice of the decision by the DFG
   
Project launch




* Possibly later depending on the time required by the reviewers and the Senate committee responsible for the Research Training Group or due to the dates when the responsible DFG Review Board is meeting.