Joint Research

The participation in national and international research structures is a strong indicator for scientific excellence.

The most most important and highly competitive funding programs are provided by DFG (German Research Foundation), BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education & Research), and the EU`s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (HORIZON 2020).

While DFG and EU`s European Research Council (ERC) offer great funding options for basic research without specific calls and important grants for young investigators, BMBF and EU place great emphasis on translating research into practice, and thus welcome integration of industrial partners into international networks.

Lübeck`s scientists hold grants within all structures of Joint research, you find our most important grants for joint research and networks of excellence listed here:




German Research Association

Federal Ministry of Education & Research

European Union