The KFKI promotes application-oriented and practice-relevant coastal research. The basis for the funding of research projects of the KFKI consists of the two elements KFKI Research Framework and "Funding Announcement of the BMBF. The research framework identifies the existing knowledge gaps that need to be closed in order to fulfill the tasks of the state and federal administrations active in coastal engineering and provides the content framework. The funding announcement concretizes the research needs and defines the formal framework of a possible funding. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provides the research funds for the KFKI research projects, which are handled by Project Management Jülich (PtJ).
Current funding phase
Currently, the application for the guideline for the funding of research and development projects within the framework of the Strategy for Research for Sustainability (FONA) and the research program of the Federal Government MARE:N - Coastal, Marine and Polar Research for Sustainability on the topic of "Development of sustainable solutions in coastal and flood protection and the maintenance of waterways and ports" is underway. This guideline was published in the Federal Gazette on 07.06.2021. The deadline for submitting project outlines was 15.09.2021. The selection process has been completed and project funding is expected to start in the last quarter of 2022. Information about the funded projects here will be provided as soon as they start.
It is currently anticipated that the next funding announcement will be issued in mid-2024. More information will be available here in due time.