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Collaborative Research - Collaborative Research Centres

There is a two-stage application process for Collaborative Research Centres (CRC): Firstly, you are required to submit a draft proposal, followed by a preliminary review session at the DFG Head Office. If your preliminary review is recommended, the university is invited to submit a full written proposal. All full written proposals are reviewed on site over a period of two days. The initial funding period lasts 4 years, with the option to submit renewal proposals for a maximum of 12 years.

There is no submission deadline; applications are invited at any time. The project starts each year on 1 January or 1 July. The various internal university departments and committees should be consulted prior to submitting draft research proposals to the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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