Overview of Third-Party Funded Research at Bielefeld University

The variety of third party funded research at Bielefeld University presents itself in a large number of individual projects, mainly funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft as well as numerous research foundations. The importance is documented by an up to date share of 21% of the total volume of third-party funds. In addition to these individual research projects are joint research projects, carried out in alliances, networks and cooperation with further scientific partners - nationally and internationally.

Excellence Initiative

DFG-Collaborative Research Centres

DFG Research Groups

DFG-Focus Programmes

DFG-Research Training Group (incl. internationals)

Emmy Noether-Young Researcher Groups

Other notable DFG-funded projects

Alexander von Humboldt-Professorship

Notable projects funded by the VolkswagenFoundation

EU-Research Projects - Horizon2020 (selection)

FET Flagships:

FET Open:

European Research Concil (ERC):

Joint Projects:

MSCA Innovative Training Networks (coordinated):

BMBF-Research Projects (selection)

BMBF-Leading-Edge Cluster

Notable projects funded by the Federal State

DAAD-Thematic Networks

Postgraduate Programmes (in German)

DFG-PhD Research Groups (national and international)


DAAD-SGD-PhD Research Groups (in German)