Research Units (FOR)

Below you find an overview of Research Units coordinated by the Technical University of Munich.

What are Research Units?

  • Research Units (RU; short FOR for German ‘Forschungsgruppen’) are cooperative projects funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for up to eight years.
  • Research Units are research projects, which, in terms of thematic focus, duration and financial resources, go far beyond the funding options available under Individual Grants or Priority Programmes.
  • Projects are required to be of high scientific quality and originality on an international level.
  • Funding is to be applied for different modules; Emmy Noether Independent Junior Research Groups and Heisenberg grant holders may be associated.
  • Research cooperation between universities and external partners are deepened through individual projects and modules both on a national and international level.

For further information on Research Units, please consult the website of the DFG.

Research Units coordinated by TUM

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Markus Klingenspor (Chair for Molecular Nutritional Medicine, TUM School of Life Sciences)
Funding: since 2022

Project description of FOR 5298 on the DFG website

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Matthias Nießner (Chair for Visual Computing at the Department for Informatics)
Funding: since 2021

Project description of FOR 2987 on the DFG website

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christoph Gehlen (Chair for Materials Science and Testing, TUM School of Engineering and Design)
Funding: since 2019

Website: https://www.mae.ed.tum.de/en/coda/

Project description of FOR 2825 on the DFG website

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Karin Zachmann (Chair for History of Technology, TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology)
Funding: since 2017

Website: https://www.evidenzpraktiken-dfg.tum.de/en/

Project description of FOR 2448 on the DFG website

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dieter Langosch (Chair for Biopolymer Chemistry, TUM School of Life Sciences)
Funding: since 2015

Website: https://www.i-proteolysis.de

Project description of FOR 2290 on the DFG website