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Priority programs (SPP)

The following provides an overview of German Research Foundation (DFG) priority programs coordinated by the Technical University of Munich.

What are priority programs?

  • Priority programs are coordinated university programs that are funded by the German Research Foundation and typically run for six years.
  • They aim to deliver tangible impetus for scientific development by providing coordinated support for important new research topics throughout Germany.
  • The projects are characterized by their outstanding quality and focus on highly original topics and/or methodologies. They lay the foundations for emerging fields.
  • In particular, the projects focus on supporting young scientists and promoting collaboration across different disciplines, fields, institutes and departments.
  • These collaborations strengthen relationships between universities and other research institutes.

Visit the DFG website for more information about priority programs.

Priority programs coordinated at TUM

SPP 2137 “Skyrmionics: Topological Spin Phenomena in Real-Space for Applications”

Speaker: Professor Dr. Christian Pfleiderer (Department of Physics, Chair of Topology of Correlated Systems)
Funding: from 2018

SPP 2013

Speaker: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Volk, (Chair of Metal Forming and Casting, Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Funding: from 2017

SPP 1928 “Coordination Networks: Building Blocks for Functional Systems” (COORNETs)

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Roland A. Fischer (Chair of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry)
Funding: since 2016
Website: http://www.coornets.tum.de

Project description of SPP 1928 on the DFG website

SPP 1914 “Cyber-Physical Networking” (CPN)

Speaker: Prof Dr.-Ing. Sandra Hirche (Chair of Information-oriented Control, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Funding: since 2016
Website: http://www.cpn.itr.ei.tum.de/home/

Project description of SPP 1914 on the DFG website (German only)

SPP 1839 “Tailored Disorder – A science- and engineering-based approach to design materials for advanced photonic applications”

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Cordt Zollfrank (Chair of Biogenic Polymers, TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)
Funding: since 2015
Website: http://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/projects/tailored-disorder/

Project description of SPP 1839 on the DFG website

SPP 1656 “Intestinal Microbiota - A Microbial Ecosystem at the Edge between Immune Homeostasis and Inflammation”

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dirk Haller (Chair of Nutrition and Immunology, TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)
Funding: 2013–2016
Website: http://www.intestinal-microbiota.de/

Project description of SPP 1656 on the DFG website

SPP 1648 “Software for Exascale Computing”

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Bungartz (Chair of Scientific Computing, Department of Informatics), Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel (Center of Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH), Technische Universität Dresden)
Funding: since 2012
Website: http://www.sppexa.de/

Project description of SPP 1648 on the DFG website

SPP 1551 “Resource Efficient Constructional Elements”

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Tel: +49 89 289 25236

You would like to apply for funding?

The Team National Research Funding offers advice on applicating for SFB or SPP funding to TUM employees . When you will be acting as the project speaker, TUM offers financial support to prepare the application.

Contact

Office for Research and Innovation (TUM ForTe)

Technische Universität München
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München
Germany

Team

Tel: +49 89 289 25236

You would like to apply for funding?

The Team National Research Funding offers advice on applicating for SFB or SPP funding to TUM employees . When you will be acting as the project speaker, TUM offers financial support to prepare the application.