Skip to Content

DFG Logo: back to Homepage Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

€70 MILLION FOR INITIAL FOUR-AND-A-HALF-YEAR PERIODDFG to Fund 15 New Research Training Groups

(16.05.18) The DFG is establishing 15 new Research Training Groups to further support early career researchers. They will receive a total of €70 million in funding for an initial period of four and a half years starting from October 2018. The responsible Grants Committee also approved the extension of nine Research Training Groups. Interner Linkmore

Top-Level researcher and bridge-builderAntje Boetius Wins 2018 Communicator Award

(20.04.18) Marine researcher Antje Boetius is the winner of this year’s Communicator Award, conferred by the DFG and the Stifterverband. She is recognised for her multifaceted work in communicating her research and in making science accessible to the public. The prize will be presented on 2 July in Bonn. Interner Linkmore

Germany’s most important early career awardTen Researchers to Receive Prize

(27.03.18) Ten researchers – five women and five men – will receive the 2018 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize. The recipients were chosen by a selection committee appointed by the DFG and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The awards will be presented on 29 May in Berlin. Interner Linkmore

€80 million for three years14 New Priority Programmes

(16.03.18) The DFG has approved the establishment of 14 new Priority Programmes (PP) for 2019. Priority Programmes examine fundamental scientific issues relating to particularly topical or emerging areas of research. The new programmes were selected by the DFG Senate from a total of 53 submissions. Interner Linkmore

The DFG at a Glance

  • Statutory Bodies
  • DFG Contacts
  • Mission Statement


Scientific PrizesLeibniz Prizes 2018

The latest recipients of Germany's most prestigious research funding prize have been announced. The Joint Committee of the DFG has selected eleven researchers, four women and seven men, to receive the 2018 Leibniz Prize. Interner Linkmore

Funded ProjectsTwo New Research Units, One New Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies

The maximum funding duration for Research Units is two periods of three years; Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies can be funded for two periods of four years. Interner Linkmore

Four Competence CentresHigh-Throughput Sequencing

The DFG is establishing four new competence centres for high-throughput sequencing. They will be equipped with next generation sequencing technology and funded with €14 million for an initial period of three years. 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

© 2010-2018 by DFG
Printable version of a page from the website of the DFG (German Research Foundation)