How to apply

Formal Requirements and Proposal Submission

Proposals must be written in English and follow the guidelines in DFG form 54.01en (Proposal Preparation Instructions). DFG-specific rules regarding publication lists must be observed (form 1.91en). Further information (e.g., on eligibility requirements) can be found in DFG form 50.05en, part B.

Proposals must be submitted via the DFG's electronic proposal submission system "elan" by December 2, 2020. Applicants should select "Schwerpunktprogramm" and "SPP 2317/1 META-REP" when submitting their proposal.

Applicants must be registered in elan prior to submitting a proposal to the DFG. Applicants who are not yet registered must do so by 18 November 2020 to submit a proposal under this call; registration requests received after this time cannot be considered. Successful registration will be automatically confirmed, usually by the next working day. Note that the appropriate Priority Programme call has to be selected both during the registration and the proposal submission process.

General information and guidelines can be downloaded here:

Contact person for information on submitting proposals and the review process:

Interested in submitting a proposal? Please join us for a virtual preparatory meeting on Monday, September 28, 2020, between 14:00 and 17:00 UTC+1.

Please register by Sep 11, 2020. Register now