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German Research Foundation

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is the self-governing organization of science in Germany and also the country's largest funding institution for basic research. It is responsible for awarding the funding provided by the federal and state governments to outstanding researchers and promising research projects.

The DFG is currently funding seven Collaborative Research Centres and Transregios, six Research Training Groups and a number of other Priority Programmes, NFDI projects, Emmy Noether Junior Research Groups and Heisenberg Professorships at or with the participation of Bielefeld University.

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Research Funding by the EU

Outstanding research increasingly takes place in international exchange in conjunction with other European and global partners. At Bielefeld University, this exchange also takes place to a large extent within the framework of the European Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation.

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Research Funding by Ministries

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKW) fund a wide range of research projects and graduate programmes at Bielefeld University.

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German Academic Exchange Service

As the world's largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports the joint research college YaBiNaPA of Yaoundé and Bielefeld Universities.

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Research Funding by Foundations

Research at Bielefeld University benefits from targeted funding from foundations such as the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation, which support outstanding academics and a wide range of Bielefeld research projects.

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List of third-party funded projects at Bielefeld University (in German)

Here you will find a list of all third-party funded projects, listed in the respective year they were concluded.

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