DFG Research Units

A Research Unit funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) is made up of a team of outstanding researchers of the university, partly in cooperation with scientists and scholars of other institutions, working together on an intensive, medium-term research project (generally for six years, from October 2018: up to eight years). Research Units often contribute to establishing new research directions.


Heidelberg University as Coordinator

Research Unit Spokesperson / Institute
FOR 1920
Symmetry, Geometry, and Arithmetic
(ends 30.06.2019 / 2nd funding period)
Prof. Dr. Alexander Schmidt
Mathematical Institute
FOR 2202
Neutrino Mass Determination by Electron Capture in Holmium-163-ECHo
(ends 31.03.2021 / 2nd funding period)
Prof. Dr. Christian Enss
Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics
FOR 2289
Calcium homeostasis in Neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration
(ends 30.09.2021 / 2nd funding period)
Prof. Dr. Ricarda Diem
Neurological Clinic
FOR 2509
The Concert of Dolichol-based Glycosylation: From Molecules to Disease Models
(01.04.2017 - 31.03.2020 / 1st funding period)
Prof. Dr. Sabine Strahl
Centre for Organismal Studies (COS)
FOR 2581
Quantitative Morphodynamics of Plants
(01.04.2017 - 31.03.2020 / 1st funding period)
Prof. Dr. Alexis Maizel
Centre for Organismal Studies (COS)
FOR 2690
Translational Pruritus Research
(01.07.2018 - 30.06.2021 / 1st funding period)
Prof.Dr. Martin Schmelz
Clinic for Anesthesiology and Operative Intensive Medicine, UMM


Participation of Heidelberg University

Research Unit Coordinating University / Participating Institute at Heidelberg University
FOR 1700
Metallic nanowires on the atomic scale: Electronic and vibrational coupling in real world systems
(ends 31.07.2019 / 2nd funding period)
Leibniz Universität Hannover / Kirchhoff-Institute for Physics (KIP)
FOR 2247
From few to many-body physics with dipolar quantum gases
(ends 31.05.2019 / 1st funding period)
Leibniz Universität Hannover / Institute for Physics
FOR 2290
Understanding Intramembrane Proteolysis
(ends 30.09.2021 / 1st funding period)
TUM School of Life Science Weihenstephan / Center for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University (ZMBH)
FOR 2544
Blue Planets around Red Stars - Scientific Exploitation of the CARMENES Survey
(01.04.2017 - 31.03.2020 / 1st funding period)
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen / Center for Astronomy Heidelberg, Landessternwarte (LSW)
FOR 2634
Planet Formation Witnesses and Probes: Transition Discs
(01.08.2017 - 31.07.2020 / 1st funding period)
University of Munich (LMU) / Center for Astronomy Heidelberg(ZAH), Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
FOR 2694
Large-Scale and High-Resolution Mapping of Soil Moisture on Field and Catchment Scales - Boosted by Cosmic-Ray Neutrons
(01.11.2018 - 31.10.2021 / 1st funding period)
University of Potsdam / Institute for Physics
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Latest Revision: 2019-05-20
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