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Due to the current SARS/Covid-19 pandemic, there are implications for the application and processing of research projects. Below you will find an overview of information on individual funding organisations. If you have any problems or questions about the procedure, we recommend that you get in touch with the contact person at the respective funding institution and/or project management organisation. Please make sure that you also inform and involve the relevant administrative institutions of the OVGU.

Here you will find important information regarding measures to contain the Corona virus:

  • ongoing projects
  • new calls for proposals
  • changed deadlines

Last change: 11.04.2022

Here you will find general information on the Corona virus and the University's response.

The deadlines of expiring grants are extended to the end of the respective current financial year. The deadline for evidence from the previous year is extended to the end of June. A separate application is not necessary in either case. Approved funds from the current year can generally be carried over into the next year.

Doctoral contracts in Research Training Groups can be extended by up to 12 months, and personnel funds that are lacking can be reimbursed for up to three months after the end of the project. Additional costs, for example due to personnel or cancellations, which occur in all current funding that is not tied to the budget year, could be applied for after the end of the project.

According to the statement, the regulations apply with the proviso that the federal and state governments provide the corresponding funds.




  • HORIZON 2020 Information on ongoing projects: “Article 51 of the H2020 Model Grant Agreement (H2020 MGA) sets out the general framework and conditions under which the force majeure clause can be applied. Typically, a party under H2020 will be in the event of force majeure exempted from non-performance of their obligations (i.e. there is no breach of GA obligations and none of the adverse measures for breaches are applied). Costs are eligible if they comply with the general eligibility requirements like any other under the action meet the costs. However, if force majeure causes additional costs for the implementation of the measure, these normally have to be borne by the partner concerned. However, it is recognized that the coronavirus outbreak in the EU and elsewhere may actually have an impact on the participation of individuals in meetings and events organized by the partners for the purpose of the ongoing H2020 actions and their implementation. For example, this can prevent the partners from fulfilling their obligations under the measure or even from carrying out work in a zone affected by the virus. It can also force partners to cancel a session because key staff are unavailable or because most attendees are unable to attend. In this case, the partners concerned must immediately inform the Project Officer, who will examine on a case-by-case basis the possible application of the provisions on force majeure within the meaning of Article 51 of the H2020 MGA

Article 51 see explanations in the Annotated Model Grant Agreement p. 347 f

Last Modification: 04.05.2022 - Contact Person: Dipl.-Ing. Martina Hagen