Propose to us!
How to Propose

Any proposal for a Basic Service must originate from a community process within a section - and as a result of requirements of the consortia expressed via the sections of the NFDI Association.

Fresh ideas for a service we absolutely need to have? Drum up support in a section and draft a proposal!

Who can submit a proposal?

 A proposal has to be submitted by one lead insitution and further participating institutions. All institutions need to be (or have a route to become) members of a DFG-funded consortium.

Please use our templates:

Proposal Template Initialisation Phase

Proposal Template Integration Phase

How to connect a proposal to the NFDI Consortia?

1. After a submission consortia evaluate all proposals based on their community's needs. (​see detailed filter criteria per phase here)

2. The Consortia Assembly votes on whether to fund the service.

Therefore, no generic letters of commitment (LoC) are necessary. Base4NFDI discourages submitting generic letters of commitment as consortia can express their position in our selection process.

Letters of commitment are requested only in two cases: 
a) from an NFDI consortium if it dedicates consortium funds for specific contributions to the service, 
b) from other persons or institutions that may not actively participate but contribute to the service in any form. 

 Next Proposal Timelines
dation by TEC
Round 4
15.02.24 March 2024 12.04.24 May 2024
Round 5
01.05.24 June 2024 05.07.24 August 2024
Round 6
01.08.24 September 2024
November 2024
Need support for your proposal?

1. ​For general support, or to discuss any aspect of your proposal, feel free to contact our Section Liaison Officers via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2. If you are already writing a proposal, feel free to contact our Service Stewards via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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