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€120.3 million for first funding periodTen New Collaborative Research Centres

(26.11.18) The DFG is establishing ten new Collaborative Research Centres (CRCs). This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee in Bonn. In the initial funding period, the ten new CRCs will receive a total of approximately €120.3 million, including a 22% programme allowance for indirect project costs. The DFG also celebrated the 50-year anniversary of the CRC Programme with a formal event. Interner Linkmore

€71 million for first funding periodDFG to Fund 15 New Research Training Groups

(12.11.18) The DFG is establishing 15 new Research Training Groups to further support early career researchers. This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee in Bonn. The new RTGs will receive a total of approximately €71 million in funding for an initial period of four and a half years, starting from April 2019. Ten RTGs will also be extended for an additional funding period. Interner Linkmore

New Searchable Portal “GERiT”Information on More Than 25,000 Research Institutes in Germany

(29.10.18) The DFG web portal “GERiT – German Research Institutions” provides users all over the world with an efficient and flexible way to explore the German research landscape. GERiT replaces the previous web portal, Research Explorer. Interner Linkmore

INITIAL MEETING IN BONNDFG Appoints Expert Commission on the Sciences and Humanities in the Digital Age

(26.10.18) The DFG has appointed a commission of leading experts to analyse and reflect on the various dimensions and possible impacts of the digital turn in the sciences and humanities. Consisting of eleven members representing research, industry and the digital world, the commission will contribute to the DFG’s fundamental positioning on the topic. The initial meeting of the commission was recently held in Bonn. Interner Linkmore


No new potential risksPosition Paper on Synthetic Biology

The Permanent Senate Commission on Genetic Research has published a position paper on synthetic biology, in which it describes key scientific advancements in the field within the context of current public discourse. Interner Linkmore

Pre-AnnouncementCalls for Proposals on Joint Sino-German Projects in 2019

The DFG and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) continue their initiative to support joint Sino-German research projects. DFG and NSFC have agreed to organise this initiative from now on in two consecutive calls. Interner Linkmore

InternationalTaiwan-German Collaboration in Research

The Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan (MoST) has launched a new call for proposals in all fields of science. This initiative aims to bring together researchers from Germany and Taiwan. Interner Linkmore

FAQs on submitting proposals to funding programmes

The FAQs were compiled to assist prospective applicants in submitting proposals to the DFG. They provide information on various DFG funding programmes and serve to complement existing guidelines and instructions. Interner Linkmore