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Research Grants Programme ("Normalverfahren")Research Programme


Programme type

Loosely-defined programme

Programme status


Total number of funded projects


Summary of key aims

The Research Grants Programme ("Normalverfahren") is based on the bottom-up principle, i.e. scientists can apply for research grants at any time in any given field of basic research. An openly accessible dtat bank in the internet contains all current research projects funded under the unmbrella of the research grant programme.

Therein, research projects dealing with many aspect of ageing can be found.

Research Grants
(a) In Brief
Name of Funding Instrument
Research Grants

To enable scientists and academics to carry out a research project on a specifically definded topic within a limited time period.

Eligibily Requirements
Qualified researchers (as a rule, those holding a doctorate) from all disciplines working at German research institutions.
Researchers working at institutions which serve purely commercial purposes or those who are not permitted to publish findings in a generally accessible form are not elibile to apply.

Project Requirements
A research project of high scientific quality and originality, carried out at an international level.

Type and Extent of Funding
Staff costs/funding for one's own position, funds for scientific instrumentation, consumables,travel, miscellaneous (e.g. contracts awarded to third parties) and publication costs

Funding Duration
The duration of funding is based on the indiviual project needs (as a rulle, several years).
Dunding for one's ow position is generally granted for two years.

Proposal Deadlines
First proposal: No submission deadline
Renewal proposal: At least 4 months before the approved funds have been exhausted.

Proposal Guidelines and Forms
1.02 Information on proposal formalities

Detailed information on proposal process is available under
Section Profile>Structure>Head Office>Department 11

Management contact

Dr Paul Konigs
Kennedyallee 40
53175 Bonn

Funding contact

Deutsche Forshungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Kennedyallee 40
53175 Bonn

Is the project externally evaluated?


Who has evaluated, or will evaluate, the programme?


What forms of international collaboration does the programme support?

  • ▪ Foreign collaborators working in their own countries
  • ▪ Travel for foreign collaborators
  • ▪ National researchers abroad
  • ▪ Travel for national researchers

Interdisciplinary research is a strategic priority...

  • For the programme ✔
  • For the funding agency ✔
  • Nationally ✔