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Forschungszentrum Jülich - Annual Report 2011

Research funding from national and international public sources (thousands of euros) 2007 60,092 2008 62,058 2009* 139,785 2010 75,346 2011 91,757 36 Forschungszentrum Jülich | Annual Report 2011 Funding that is acquired in addition to the regular budget for further research and development is an important measure of the achievements of a research institution. It reflects the trust and confidence placed in an institution. The German federal and state governments, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and commercial compa- nies support projects that they feel will deliver sustained benefits for society and trigger important innovations in industry. The continuously increasing acquisition of third-party funding at Forschungszentrum Jülich testifies to the fact that scientists at Jülich fulfil these expectations. Third-Party Funding The number of DFG-funded projects in Jülich remained at a high level in 2011 with a total of 40: Research Training Groups 12 DFG Priorities 15 Collaborative Research Centres 13 DFG funding (thousands of euros) 2007 1,330 2008 2,813 2009 3,297 2010 4,166 2011 5,472 Balance sheet 2011 Thousands of euros Federal government project funding 47,525 Federal state project funding 6,735 DFG funding 5,472 Other national sources 11,507 Total national 71,239 EU 20,518 Sum total 91,757 Note: • Federal government project funding includes € 19,427,000 for the operating costs of ILL. • DFG funding does not include DFG earnings amounting to € 220,000 as they were gener- ated within the framework of private service contracts and therefore do not count as op- erating income of Forschungszentrum Jülich. Research funding from national public sources (thousands of euros) 2007 45,868 2008 49,023 2009* 124,912 2010 67,414 2011 71,239 Research funding * In 2009, national project funding was significantly higher because it included funds for the installation of a petaflop computer.