Scientists in Germany have the opportunity to apply for funding for drilling projects in both national and international funding programs.
GESEP offers advice and assistance for developing research proposals towards successful projects.
In addition to the specific drilling programs, there is also the possibility of individually sponsoring certain projects.
The German Research Foundation (DFG) promotes the participation of German scientists and engineers in the international programs ICDP and IODP through the priority programs SPP IODP and SPP ICDP. The application deadline is set annually and is usually in January for IODP and in August for ICDP.
The DFG also promotes individual projects and collaborations with very different funding instruments.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) offers an online database in a promotion catalog, with the possibility to carry out individual research in individual data sets.
It also contains information on the measures which have been funded by the Ministries involved in the promotion of projects in the past and are currently being promoted.
In addition, there is a link to the direct project promotion of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) in the FuE-areas of energy, aviation research, multimedia and InnoNet and to the project funding measures "Energy Research and Energy Technologies" of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
Further on, the BMBF will present the focus of its geoscientific work for the coming years through the new specialist program "Geo Research for Sustainability (Geo: N)". Topics from the terrestrial and marine geosciences as well as geoscientific earth observation are the focus.