Since 2007, the Federal Government and the states (Länder) have included 194 projects with a total funding volume of around 6.3 billion euros in joint funding on the basis of recommendations of the German Science and Humanities Council (Wissenschaftsrat, WR). About one third of the applications were rejected. The financial focus of the funding lay on the life sciences, natural sciences and engineering. The funding programme reached all federal states, with a focus on the large territorial states of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony, and a total of 63 higher education institutions.
Documentation of the procedure to date (will be amended continuously)