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Call for Proposals: Priority Programme "Mountain Building Process in Four Dimensions (4D-MB)" (SPP 2017)

  Current Announcement

Sponsor: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Funding period: 2020 - 2023

Application deadline: 30th of October 2019

The Senate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) established the Priority Programme “Mountain Building Process in Four Dimensions (4D-MB)” (SPP 2017) in 2016. The programme is designed to run for six years. The present call invites proposals for the second three-year funding period (2020–2023).

Priority Programme colloquium: A meeting to present, discuss and coordinate research proposals will be held at the Seminaris Campus Hotel in Berlinon the 4/5 June 2019 (details to be announced on the programmes’s website). Potential applicants are expected to make a concise (5 minutes, 3 slides) presentation of their proposal at this meeting. Please register for the meeting by the 1 May 2019 with

Proposals must be written in English and submitted to the DFG by 30 October 2019. Please note that proposals can only be submitted via elan, the DFG’s electronic proposal processing system. In addition to submitting your proposal to the DFG, please send an electronic version (pdf format) to

More information on the Priority Programme is available under:

The elan system can be accessed at:

DFG forms 50.05 and 54.01 can be downloaded at:

 For scientific enquiries please contact the Priority Programme coordinator:

Prof. Dr. Mark R. Handy, Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften, Fachrichtung Tektonik und Sedimentäre Geologie, Malteser Str. 74–100, Raum B 140, 12249 Berlin, phone +49 30 838-70311,