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Germany’s most important award for early career researchersDFG and BMBF to Award 2019 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes

(27.02.19) This year, ten researchers – three women and seven men – will receive the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, the most important award for early career researchers in Germany. The €20,000 prize will be presented on 28 May in Berlin. Interner Linkmore

NATIONAL RESEARCH DATA INFRASTRUCTUREDFG to Coordinate Selection and Evaluation of NFDI Consortia

(07.12.18) The DFG will play a key role in creating a national research data infrastructure (NFDI). The Joint Committee has now agreed to take on new tasks following a GWK decision in November. The DFG will conduct the initial selection process, regularly evaluate the established consortia and manage their funds. Interner Linkmore


(06.12.18) The Joint Committee of the DFG has selected ten researchers to receive the 2019 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. The recipients were chosen by the selection committee from 122 nominees. Each will receive prize money of €2.5 million. The awards ceremony for the 2019 Leibniz Prizes will be held on 13 March in Berlin. Interner Linkmore

Thematically focused major instrumentation initiativeDFG Approves Funding for 13 Optical Microscopes at German Universities

(10.12.18) The DFG has approved funding of approximately €14.5 million for 13 innovative experimental optical microscopes for research. This decision was made by the Joint Committee in Bonn. The funding follows a call launched in January 2018 as part of a major instrumentation initiative, which attracted considerable interest from universities. A total of 50 proposals were received in response to the call. Interner Linkmore



The DFG has approved the establishment of nine new Research Units and one Clinical Research Unit. This decision was made in Bonn by the Joint Committee upon recommendation by the Senate. 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

€120.3 million for first funding periodTen New Collaborative Research Centres

The DFG is establishing new Collaborative Research Centres. This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee in Bonn. The DFG also celebrated the 50-year anniversary of the CRC Programme with a formal event. 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