Coordinated DFG Programs - Advice & Support


We offer support and advice for

  1. Research training groups
  2. Collaborative research centers
  3. Research units
  4. Priority programs



Jutta Sauer

GRK und Schwerpunktprogramme


+49 241 80 90498



Do you have an idea for a research training group or a collaborative research center? We accompany the initiatives from the idea right up to the submission of the draft and full proposal and we act as an interface for the University management.

Furthermore, the University supports new research training group and collaborative research center initiatives with funds from the acquisition fund. Please contact us for more information on this.

A flowchart for the RWTH-internal process for draft and full proposal preparation can be found here:

During the application process, we coordinate contact with the experts for cross-cutting issues

  • Research data management
  • Gender Consulting research applications
  • Qualification and promotion of young researchers in research networks

In the case of Collaborative Research Centers, for which RWTH Aachen University is the host university, we support the administrative processing after approval.

You are also welcome to contact us for planning or questions about research units and priority programs.