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 “The utilization of residual stresses induced by metal forming”
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
SPP 1914 “Cyber-Physical Networking” (CPN)
SPP 1839 “Tailored Disorder – A science- and engineering-based approach to design materials for advanced photonic applications”
SPP 1656 “Intestinal Microbiota - A Microbial Ecosystem at the Edge between Immune Homeostasis and Inflammation”
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
SPP 1551 “Resource Efficient Constructional Elements”
Speaker: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd-Robert Höhn (Chair of Machine Elements, Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Funding: since 2011
Website: https://www.fzg.mw.tum.de/projekte-veranstaltungen/ausgewaehlte-projekte/spp-1551-ressourceneffiziente-konstruktionselemente/ (German)
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.