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Federal Funding Advisory Service

The Federal Funding Advisory Service on Research and Innovation is the central point of contact for any questions concerning research and innovation funding. The centre informs potential applicants about the federal research structure, funding programmes and the persons to contact as well as about current funding priorities and initiatives.

Who provides funding and how? Is there a financial support for my project? Where can I apply? These and other questions are answered by the Federal Funding Advisory Service on Research and Innovation individually and directly by phone or by e-mail to The consulting services are provided free of charge.

Profit from the Federal Government‘s free Funding Advisory Service on Research and Innovation:

  • Identifying suitable funding programmes
  • Advising on the Federal, Länder and EU research and funding landscape
  • Assisting the classification of project ideas
  • Recommending specialist partners
  • Advising on offers referering patents and research utilization as well as research-based start-ups
  • Advising on promoting the next generation of scientists
  • Supporting the preparation of international projects

The Advisory Service is supported by the following ministries:

  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi)
  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
  • Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVi)
  • Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)
  • Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV)
  • Federal Foreign Office (AA)