Open topic funding

In addition to the specifically defined funding topics, the DBU also supports other projects that make a significant contribution to solving environmental problems.

Eligible projects must comply with the statutes of the DBU and make a significant contribution to environmental protection. Support is given to professionally sound project ideas whose successful implementation has not yet been sufficiently secured, as well as to projects aimed at disseminating exemplary and innovative solutions.

Interested? Apply here! (in German)

In particular, the following measures are eligible:

  • Research, development and innovation in environmentally and health-friendly processes and products

  • The exchange of knowledge about the environment between science, industry and other public or private bodies, as well as projects to transfer knowledge about the environment

  • The preservation and restoration of the national natural heritage