Succeeding in a highly competitive environment
The amount of third-party funding which a university attracts is a key indicator of its performance. Funding provided by the DFG (German Research Foundation) is especially significant, as it is awarded on the basis of particularly strict criteria. Accordingly, the percentage of applications which are successful is relatively low – from 2016 to 2018 the national percentage of applications granted by the DFG in all disciplines was between 33.2 and 41.1 percent. When it comes to DFG funding, FAU has been ranked among the top ten best universities in Germany for many years. For 2019, FAU has been granted 81.4 million euros of DFG funding.
On the following pages you will find lists of all DFG projects which FAU is currently involved in, along with a short description of each project: