Collaborative Research Centers - SFB

In Collaborative Research Centers, researchers from a broad range of disciplines work together on complex topics in fundamental research from an integrative, interdisciplinary perspective. There is a constant exchange of data, experience, materials, and of scientific staff, which ensures a close, interdisciplinary collaboration between the research institutions involved.

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Gero Bornefeld

Head of Division 4.2, Managing Director SFB

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+49 241 80 94661

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Contact

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Vera Eckers

SFB Deputy Managing Director

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+49 241 80 90492

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Institutional Priority Area Development & Structural Development

Collaborative Research Centers, SFB for short, are university-based research institutions which are established for a period of up to twelve years. By bringing together researchers and resources from the applicant university within the SFB, it becomes possible to tackle demanding research projects on a long term basis. SFBs thus help to establish institutional priority areas and promote structural development. Cooperations with non-university research institutions are expressly encouraged.

SFB and SFB/Transregio (TRR)

The traditional Collaborative Research Center is carried out by one university. The SFB/Transregio, TRR for short, is jointly proposed and coordinated by two or three universities. The contributions of each participating university should complement each other and be essential to the joint research goal, leading to synergistic effects.

Collaborative Research Centers at RWTH Aachen University

Please contact us as early as possible if you are planning a CRC.