The Helmholtz Association‘s annual budget is about 5 billion euros. Approximately 70 percent of the Association’s funds is provided by Germany’s federal and state governments at a ratio of 9 to 1. The Centers raise around 30 percent of the total budget themselves in the form of third-party funding.

Budget including third-party funds

*    Including project sponsorships
**  As of 2016, the German federal government alone is financing the pact increase
      so that the federal government‘s share is over 90%.

Basic funding budget

Distribution of the budget Across the six research fields

(Target costs 2020)

Distribution of the budget across the programs of the six research fields

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Helmholtz annual report 2020

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