Collaborative Projects

Funding Opportunities for German and North American Collaborations

 DAAD (supports both sides of collaboration)

Funding for Joint Research Collaborations
Funding for international study and training partnerships, integrated international degree programs with a joint/double degree, study trips and internships. More


DFG (support for the German side of the collaboration)

Initiation and Intensification of Bilateral Cooperation
The DFG supports cooperation with international partners in all of its funding programs and with a multitude of instruments. In general, it is possible to apply for the funds needed for cooperation, in addition to the project funding itself, regardless of the specific type of project funding involved. More

International Research Training Groups
International Research Training Groups provide opportunities for joint doctoral training programs between German universities and universities abroad. The research and study programs are jointly developed and supervised. Doctoral students in the program complete a six-month research stay at the respective partner institution. More


NSF (support for the US side of the collaboration)

Catalyzing New International Collaborations
CNIC awards support short international planning visits by US-based researchers or small workshops that are expected to result in submission of follow-on full research proposal(s) to NSF. More


NSF/DFG (support for the respective side of the collaboration)

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)
Through the CRCNS program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), the French National Research Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR), and the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system. More