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€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

(08.10.18) The Permanent Senate Commission on Genetic Research of the DFG (German Research Foundation) 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


InternationalCollaborative Projects Across Europe and Japan

€17 million has been awarded to 16 teams of researchers to allow academics in Europe and Japan to collaborate on a range of exciting projects. The funding has come from the Open Research Area for the Social Sciences (ORA). Interner Linkmore

Excellence Commission57 Clusters of Excellence approved

The Excellence Commission, consisting of the members of the international Committee of Experts and the research ministers of the federal and state governments, approved 57 Clusters of Excellence to be funded. 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

Ongoing Calls for Proposals

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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