German Research Foundation
A research group is a close working alliance of several outstanding scientists and/or scholars who work together on a research task. In terms of its thematic, temporal and financial scope, the research project goes far beyond the funding possibilities within the framework of the individual funding of the normal or priority procedure. Funding for research groups is intended to help provide the necessary personnel and material resources for close cooperation over the medium term - usually six years. Research groups often contribute to establishing new fields of work.