The European Commission has published the results of the Doctoral Networks 2021 call. 1,071 applications were evaluated in total, of which 898 in the Doctoral Networks, 98 in the Industrial Doctorates and 75 in the Joint Doctorates. A total of 144 applications (18 in the Industrial Doctorates and 10 in the Joint Doctorates) are earmarked for funding. German institutions are represented as beneficiaries in 70% of all projects. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the successful German coordinations in particular.