Copernicus Award 2016 for German-Polish Collaboration in Molecular Cell Biology

Researchers from Göttingen and Warsaw receive award from the DFG and the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) / Award ceremony to take place on 7 June in Warsaw


(11.04.16) For their services to German-Polish research cooperation, Professor Dr. Agnieszka Chacińska, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, and Professor Dr. Peter Rehling, University of Göttingen, have been chosen to receive the Copernicus Award 2016 from the DFG and the FNP. The jury representing the two organisations selected the two researchers for their “pioneering work” in the field of molecular cell biology. The Copernicus Award will be presented on 7 June 2016 in Warsaw.

Andreas Zick Wins 2016 Communicator Award

Bielefeld professor recognised for science communication contributions in the fields of conflict research, discrimination and violence in society / Award ceremony on 4 July in Mainz


(08.04.16) Dr. Andreas Zick, professor for socialisation and conflict research at the University of Bielefeld, is the winner of this year's Communicator Award, conferred by the DFG and the Donors' Association. Zick will receive the award, valued at €50,000, for his achievements in communicating his research findings on the causes, forms and consequences of conflicts, discrimination and violence within a society to the media and the wider public. He will be presented with the award on 4 July during the DFG’s Annual Meeting in Mainz.

Ten Researchers to Receive 2016 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes

Most important German award for early career researchers / Award ceremony on 18 May in Berlin


(07.04.16) This year's recipients of the most important prize for early career researchers in Germany have been announced. The selection committee, appointed by the DFG and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, has chosen ten early career researchers, five women and five men, to receive the 2016 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes. The prizes of €20,000 each will be presented on 18 May in Berlin.

Six Universities Receive New X-Ray Microscopes

Instrumentation used to probe the structure and element distribution of materials on sub-micrometre scale / €13.4 million as part of major instrumentation initiative


(21.03.16) The DFG is to establish 17 new Priority Programmes (PP) for 2017. Priority Programmes are established for the purposes of research into the fundamental scientific issues of particularly topical or emerging areas. The new PPs were chosen by the DFG Senate from 76 submitted initiatives. Over the coming months, the DFG will announce a separate call for proposals for the programmes. A total of approximately €108 million will be available for the 17 new programmes in the first three-year funding period.

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DFG Representation Abroad (Interactive Map)

One of the DFG's core strategies, which is to promote collaboration between researchers at home and abroad, has gained increasing importance in the recent past. Establishing offices abroad is a part of this international strategy.

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17 New Priority Programmes Established

The DFG is to establish 17 new Priority Programmes (PP) for 2017. Priority Programmes are established for the purposes of research into the fundamental scientific issues of particularly topical or emerging areas. The new PPs were chosen by the DFG Senate from 76 submitted initiatives. Over the coming months, the DFG will announce a separate call for proposals for the programmes.

Research Explorer – Research Directory

The Research Explorer is a fully searchable directory of 23,000 institutes at German universities and non-university research institutions. It is linked to the HRK’s Higher Education Compass offering additional information on doctoral programmes.


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DFG India Office at Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida

On 18 March 2016, the German Research Foundation (DFG) India Office participated in an “Interactive-Session on Higher Education and Research in Germany” at the Shiv Nadar University (SNU), Greater Noida near Delhi. The interactive session that was jointly organized by the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi and the SNU.

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