DZG Innovation Fund

Promoting Cross-Disease Research

The DZG Innovation Fund (DZGIF) is a joint research funding program that will be launched internally within the DZG for the first time in 2022. Each year there will be a coordinated research topic that allows active participation of all DZG (2022: Cell & Gene Therapy).

The goal of the DZGIF is to strengthen networking between its members, facilitate joint research and thereby create interdisciplinary synergies between the DZGs.

With the establishment of the DZGIF, the centers are pooling their expertise to facilitate and fund promising cross-disease research ideas that advance knowledge on the prevention and treatment of common diseases.

For the 2023/2024 call, approximately 1.5 million euros are available to fund two cross-DZG projects. A prerequisite for funding a project is the participation of scientists from at least three of the six DZGs.

Informationen on the 2023/2024 call:

23/09/22: Deadline submission expression of interest
(download template below)
14/10/22: virtual Partnering Day, 2-4 p.m.
30/11/22: Deadline submission full proposals

Download Call 2023/2024 (PDF)