The German Research Foundation (DFG), a registered association, is dedicated to serving science in all its branches in accordance with Article 1 of the DFG Statutes. The financial support of research, the support of national and international cooperation, the funding and qualification of young scientists as well as the support of equality in science are central concerns of the DFG. The DFG provides advice to political decision-makers, links research with society and industry, and offers a broad funding portfolio consisting of funding instruments with different objectives. Depending on the funding program, institutions or individuals are eligible to submit proposals. The DFG also distinguishes between funding areas such as person, topic, forum and infrastructure. In addition, the DFG awards scientific prizes.
Of particular importance in terms of higher education policy are collaborative projects that serve to establish the focus and structure of the scientific institution in terms of subject or research infrastructure. These include collaborative research centers (SFB), research training groups (GRK), research centers as well as large-scale facilities and national research data infrastructures.
At the University of Rostock, the SFB 1270 ELAINE, the GRK 2000 Baltic TRANSCOAST and the GRK 1887 Deutungsmacht are currently funded by the DFG. Furthermore, the FOR 2440 Matter Under Planetary Interior Conditions - High Pressure, Planetary, and Plasma Physics and the SSP 1158 Antarctic Research with Comparative Investigations in Arctic Ice Areas are coordinated from the University of Rostock. The University of Rostock is involved in a National Research Data Infrastructure. In addition, the University of Rostock is involved in other SFBs as well as research groups and focus programs.
Funding programs such as Walter Benjamin, research fellowships, Emmy Noether and Heisenberg are primarily aimed at scientists at different career stages and are dedicated to their continuous development.
An overview of ongoing as well as already expired funding of selected DFG projects can be found on this page.
Collaborative research projects
Applying institution: Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. med. Andrea Kühn
since July 2020
TRR 37: Micro- and Nanosystems in Medicine - Reconstruction of Biological Functions (Participation)
Applying institution: Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Spokespersonr: Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Axel Haverich
2007 - 2012
ended funding Förderung (since 2010)
MGK 652: Strong Correlations and Collective Effects in Radiation Fields: Coulomb Systems, Clusters and Particles(Integrated graduate school of SFB 652)
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stefan Lochbrunner
2009 - 2017
Further Research Training Groups of the University of Rostock whose funding ended before 2010 can be found in the DFG database GEPRIS. To get to the overview please click here.
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Cornelia Richter (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
Project at the UR: Resilience in prayer. Lament as a spiritual expression of fear and confidence (since September 2019)
Project leader: Prof. Dr. theol. Judith Gärtner
FOR 2816: The Autotrophy-Heterotrophy Switch in Cyanobacteria: Coherent Decision-Making at Multiple Regulatory Layers (SCyCode) (Beteiligung)
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Karl Forchhammer (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)
Project at the UR: Metabolic regulation of carbon allocation from the CBB cycle under different CO2 supply (since May 2019)
Project leader: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Martin Hagemann
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Dr. h.c. Ronald Redmer
since January 2017
FOR 2337: Denitrification in Agricultural Soils: Integrated Control and Modelling at Various Scales (DASIM) (Participation)
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Christoph Müller (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
Project at the UR: Denitrification in relation to soil nitrite and nitrate dynamics – towards source differentiation in undisturbed soil (since April 2016)
Project leader: Projektleitende: Prof. Dr. Christoph Müller (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen), Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Nicole Wrage-Mönnig
FOR 2358: Mountain Exile Hypothesis: How humans benefited from and re-shaped African high altitude ecosystems during Quarternary climatic changes (Participation)
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Georg Miehe (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
Project at the UR: Ground Beetles as human-independent landscape proxy (since November 2019)
Project leaders: Prof. Dr. Lars Opgenoorth (Philipps-Universität Marburg), Dr. rer. nat. Joachim Schmidt
Further research units at or with participation of the University of Rostock that have already ended can be found in the DFG database GEPRIS. Please click here to get to the overview. um zur Übersicht zu gelangen.
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Ulf Karsten (since 2014)
Further priority programs in which the University of Rostock participates or has participated can be found in the DFG database GEPRIS. To get to the overview please click here.
Applicant: Prof. Dr. Thomas Fennel
Heisenberg professorship since 2020
New Approaches Toward Integrating Catalytic Processes and Modern Electrolyte Concepts into Electrosynthesis
Applicant: Dr. Robert Francke
Heisenberg Grants since 2020
Already ended grants in the Heisenberg programme can be found in the DFG database GEPRIS. To get to the overview please click here.
Please use the research database to search for DFG projects in other funding lines (e.g. Individual Research Grants, etc.). Information on research options can be found here. In addition, the DFG database GEPRIS and the DFG Research Explorer, sorted by university institutions, are available to you.
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