DFG Launches Fifth Round of Sequencing Costs Grants

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) to cover sequencing costs of up to €1 million for research projects intending to use DFG funded sequencing centres.

In 2018, the DFG funded the establishment of four Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) centres at the universities of Bonn/Köln/Düsseldorf, Dresden, Kiel, and Tübingen. To support the use of these NGS centres, the DFG issues period calls which provide grants to cover sequencing costs of research projects in the life sciences. It has now issued the fifth call for proposals.

The call is directed at projects with a medium sized demand of sequencing costs between €100,000 and €1 million. Applications are particularly encouraged from projects that require sequencing services at the early stages of the research project.

Eligible to apply are projects funded within the DFG’s regular individual research grants programme as well as new projects submitting applications within this programme. Ongoing projects funded by other third-party organisations may also be considered if the need for increased sequencing requirements has developed during the course of the project.

Grants will cover the sequencing costs of projects up to a maximum amount of €1 million according to current market prices. The minimum grant value is €100,000. Eligible sequencing costs include sample preparation and all other costs that are associated with the respective competence centre within the framework of the project.

Letters of intent must be submitted to DFG by the deadline of 15 March 2022.

The deadline for detailed funding applications as part of this call is 1 June 2022

(This report was the subject of a ResearchConnect Newsflash.)