Research Training GroupsPeter Winandy
Research training groups are university institutions that support young scientific talent.
Research Training Groups (RTG) combine innovative top-level research and the structured promotion of excellent early-career researchers. They center on the qualification of doctoral researchers within a focused research program.
Collaborative Research & Structured Education
Research Training Groups are instituted by a university or an equivalent higher education institution with the right to confer doctoral degrees. The program is open to all subject areas.
By funding Research Training Groups, the DFG supports outstanding and particularly innovative research projects. In terms of their topics or methodologies, these projects look beyond the status quo in their respective fields or hold the promise of scientific reorientation through an interdisciplinary approach that combines subjects or institutions
in a novel way.
The researchers who run the RTG must demonstrate a track record that promises such a standard of excellence. Specially qualified doctoral researchers, who are recruited internationally, are thus given the opportunity to work on their theses and produce solid findings in a challenging, collaborative research environment. A structured training program prepares doctoral researchers for the complexities of the job market for scientists and academics.
Graduate Research Training Groups at RWTH Aachen University