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The Helmholtz Association‘s annual budget is about 5.8 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. Unless otherwise indicated, the figures refer to the reporting status of the year 2021.

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 2022)

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

Facts and figures 2022

The annual report of the Helmholtz Association

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