Third-Party Funded Projects

Third-Party Funded Projects at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics


The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) use financial resources to fund research projects in all areas of science.


Through its coordinated programmes, the German Research Organization (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) promotes cooperative, predominant interdisciplinary research. Special research fields, research groups and key areas are distinguished. The institutes of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics are involved in the following DFG-funded programmes:

Special Research Centres

Special Research Centres (SFB) are long-term research institutes, in which scientists collaborate within the framework of a scientifically excellent interdisciplinary research programme. Their duration is up to 12 years. In addition to the local SFB, there is also the variant SFB / Transregio, which is supported by two or three university locations.

Research Teams

Research teams (FG) are usually implemented for six years of close cooperation between several outstanding scientists, working together on a particular research task.

Priority Programmes

Priority Programmes (SPPs) are characterized by the interregional cooperation of the participating scientists. Through the coordinated, locally distributed funding of important new topics, SPP is giving tangible impulses for the further development of research.

Research Training Groups

Post Graduate programmes are limited to nine years and are university-based research programmes financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG).