DFG President Peter Strohschneider Re-Elected

Medieval Germanist Confirmed in Office for Four Years by General Assembly in Bochum

(03.07.15) Peter Strohschneider will serve another term as President of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG). The 59-year-old professor of medieval German language and literature was re-elected by the General Assembly of the DFG on Wednesday 1 July 2015 in Bochum. His second term of office will begin on 1 January 2016 and will last for four years.

Bruckner-Tuderman and Allgöwer Confirmed in DFG Executive Committee

General Assembly elects medical scientist and engineering scientist for another four years

(03.07.15) At the annual meeting of the DFG at the University of Bochum, the General Assembly of the DFG re-elected Vice-President Professor Dr. Leena Kaarina Bruckner-Tuderman and Vice-President Professor Dr.-Ing. Frank Allgöwer for a second term of office. The medical scientist and the engineering scientist have been members of the Executive Committee of Germany's largest research funding organisation and the central self-governing organisation of the German research community since 2012.

Six New Members in DFG Senate

General Assembly in Bochum Elects Four Women and Two Men

(03.07.15) The General Assembly of the DFG elected six new members to the Senate of the largest research funding organisation and central self-governing organisation of the research community in Germany at its session at the annual meeting in Bochum. The Senate is the central statutory body responsible for scientific affairs. It advises and decides on all important affairs of the DFG.

DFG Increases Research Fellowship Amounts for Recent Postdoctoral Researchers

More money to conduct first independent research project outside of Germany

(08.06.15) The DFG is increasing its research fellowships to offer recent postdoctoral researchers better opportunities in international competition. A resolution concerning these fellowships made by the Joint Committee last year has now been implemented following approval from the Joint Science Conference (GWK). The increase with retroactive effect from 1 January 2015 means that researchers receiving funding will now get a basic monthly sum of €1,750 and a monthly fixed allowance for direct project costs of €250.

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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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2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes

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 researchers, five women and five men, to receive the 2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes.

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.


TechKriti 2015 at IIT Kanpur

The German Research Foundation (DFG India Office), consortium leader of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH New Delhi), participated in TechKriti 2015, the annual Technological and Entrepreneurial festival of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur from 19th to 22nd March 2015. Dr. Vaibhav Agarwal (Senior Scientific Officer, DFG India Office) welcomed students and faculty members to an information session in which he introduced the role of DFG in the consortium of the DWIH New Delhi.

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