Research Training Groups are established by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) at the universities to promote early career researchers. They are funded by the DFG for a period of up to nine years. Their key emphasis is on the qualification of doctoral researchers within the framework of a focused research program and a structured training strategy. An interdisciplinary approach is thereby highly encouraged.

Ongoing DFG research training groups:

IRTG2057 "Physical Modeling for Virtual Manufacturing Systems and Processes" (Kaiserslautern, Berkeley, Davis)

GRK 2277 "Statistical Modeling in Psychology - SMiP"

GRK 2360 "SystemLink"

GRK 2737 "Molecular Mechanisms to Preserve the Functionality of Membranes and Compartments during Stress Conditions"