DFG projects

DFG projects

Funding of collaborative research & scientists at an advanced career stage

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 CRC 1270 ELAINE, the CRC 1477 LiMatI, the RTG 2000 Baltic TRANSCOAST and the RTG 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 NFDI4Cat. 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

Research Training Groups (RTG)

current funding

ended funding (since 2010)





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.

Research Units (FOR)


FOR 5046: Integrated analysis of epithelial SLC26 anion transporters - from molecular structure to pathophysiology (Participation)

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Dominik Oliver (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Project at the UMR: Regulation of SLC26 proteins by plasma membrane recycling and novel interacting proteins (since 2020)
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Lamprecht, Dr. Ilka Wittig (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Universitätsklinikum)

since 2020

to GEPRIS


FOR 2686: Resilience in Religion and Spirituality. Endurance and the Formation of Powerlessness, Fear and Anxiety (Participation)

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

since 2019

to GEPRIS



FOR 2591: Severity assessment in animal-based research (Participation)

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. René H. Tolba (Universitätsklinikum Aachen)

Project at the UMR: Assessment of distress and refinement in animal models for gastrointestinal diseases (since 2017)
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Brigitte VollmarPD Dr. Dietmar Zechner

since 2017

to GEPRIS


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. Nicole Wrage-Mönnig

since 2016

to GEPRIS


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

since 2016

to GEPRIS


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.

Priority Programmes (SPP)

Current priority programs in which the University of Rostock is involved can be found in the research database. You can access the overview here. Priority programs in which the University of Rostock has participated can be found in the DFG database GEPRIS. To get to the overview please click here.

National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI)

NFDI4Cat – NFDI for Catalysis-Related Sciences (Participation)

Applying institution: DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.

since 2020

to GEPRIS

Personal funding

Heisenberg Programme

current funding

Experimental Physics with focus on novel, two-dimensional materials and heterostructures

Applicant: Prof. Dr. Tobias Kron

Heisenberg Professorships since 2018

zu GEPRIS


Strong-Field Nanophysics

Applicant: Prof. Dr. Thomas Fennel

Heisenberg professorship since 2020

zu GEPRIS


New Approaches Toward Integrating Catalytic Processes and Modern Electrolyte Concepts into Electrosynthesis

Applicant: Dr. Robert Francke

Heisenberg Grants since 2020

zu GEPRIS


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.

to the Reserach Database


DFG Anniversary Campaign "DFG2020 - Für das Wissen entscheiden"

The end of 2020 also marked the end of the "DFG2020 - Für das Wissen entscheiden" campaign. With this campaign, the DFG communicated its conviction of free and knowledge-driven research to society. The campaign was prompted by the founding of the DFG's predecessor organization, the Notgemeinschaft der deutschen Wissenschaft, 100 years ago.

Scientists at the University of Rostock also participated in the online campaign #fürdasWissen.

to the contribution "Expedition #fürdasWissen" in the DFG Magazine (in German)

 


Service Center Projects for Research, Education and Transfer (S1)

Stephan Redlich

Team strategic reserach consulting (S1.1)
Universitätsplatz 1
18051 Rostock

Tel.: +49 (0) 381 498 1630
stephan.redlich@uni-rostock.de

Kristin Arnold

Team Project Administration (S1.2)
Schwaansche Str. 2
18055 Rostock

Tel.: +49 (0) 381 498-1610
kristin.arnold@uni-rostock.de


DFG Liaison Officer


Prof. Dr. Adelinde Uhrmacher

Tel.: +49 (0) 381 498 7610
adelinde.uhrmacher@uni-rostock.de