In 2021, Forschungszentrum Jülich received institutional funding from the federal and state governments amounting to €466 million, which represented 54 per cent of total financing, to cover operating expenses to implement investment measures. In addition, Forschungszentrum Jülich’s third-party funding totalled €395 million, representing 46 per cent of the total funding.
Third-party funding consists of the acquisition of international (EU funding) and national project funding, of R&D and infrastructure services (contracts), and of project management organizations on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany and the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. National project funding includes funding from the federal government, the state government, the DFG and other domestic bodies.
Financing in 2021 covered all research areas of Forschungszentrum Jülich as well as other statutory tasks. The majority of Forschungszentrum Jülich’s financing (> 90 per cent) comes from public funds. The remainder originates from cooperations with industry partners.
In 2021, all four research areas of Forschungszentrum Jülich – Energy, Earth and Environment, Matter, and Information – and their programmes were in the fourth round of the programme-oriented research (POF IV). The full costs of the four research areas amounted to €463 million in 2021 and are shown below in their percentage distribution.
Below is a breakdown of basic and third-party funding into individual research areas. Third-party funding per research area is between 19 and 55 per cent. Only third-party funds that are allocated programmatically were taken into account.