DFG Holiday Closing Times

The DFG offices in Bonn and Berlin will be closed from 24 December 2014 to 4 January 2015

(17.12.14) The DFG offices in Bonn and Berlin will be closed for the holidays beginning Wednesday, 24 December and reopen on Monday, 5 January. We would like to thank you for your continued interest in our work.

We wish you season's greetings and a happy New Year!

Five New Research Units, Four New Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies

Topics Range from the International Rule of Law to Carbonates in the Earth's Mantle / Approximately €23.5 Million for the Initial Funding Period

(11.12.14) The DFG will set up five new Research Units and four new Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies. This was decided by the DFG Senate in Bonn. The new units will be funded with a total of €23.5 million; the Research Units will be funded initially for three years and the Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies for four years. As a result, the DFG will be funding a total of 186 Research Units and 11 Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies.

"Research of the Very Highest Quality": DFG Announces 2015 Leibniz Prizewinners

Eight Researchers to Receive Germany's Most Prestigious Prize and €2.5 Million in Prize Money / Award Ceremony on 3 March 2015 / Appeal for More Nominations for Outstanding Female Researchers

(10.12.14) The new recipients of Germany's most prestigious research funding prize have been announced. The Joint Committee of the DFG has decided to award the 2015 Leibniz Prize to eight researchers. The recipients of the prize were selected by the Nominations Committee from 136 nominees. Of the eight new prizewinners, three are from the natural sciences, three from the humanities and social sciences, and two from the life sciences. Each will receive prize money of €2.5 million.

EU Investment Plan Must Not Come at Expense of Research in Europe

Statement by the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany

(08.12.14) The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany has criticised the announced funding base of the EU investment programme. In its statement, the Alliance has spoken against using funds from the budget of Horizon 2020. Doing so would affect, among others, the budgets of the European Research Council and the Marie Curie Actions for the support of early-career researchers. The Alliance therefore calls on the European Commission to leave the budget of Horizon 2020 untouched when financing the planned investment.

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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.

Further Information

Revised recommendations for safeguarding good scientific practice

In order to safeguard good scientific practice even more effectively, the DFG has revised individual items of its 1997 recommendations on this issue. The publication is available in print.

Call for Proposals

ANR-DFG Cooperation 2015

The French Agence Nationale de la Recherche and the DFG conitnue their joint funding initiative open to the fields of the Natural, Life and Engineering Sciences including interdisciplinary research. The ANR-DFG Cooperation 2015 will be managed as a unilateral lead agency procedure with ANR serving as the lead agency.

Research Policy

Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany

The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany is a union of the most important German research organisations. It issues statements relating to research policy and funding and the structural development of the German research system. The DFG will chair the Alliance in 2014.

Research Explorer – Research Directory

The Research Explorer is a fully searchable directory of 19,000 institutes at German universities and non-university research institutions. It is now linked to the HRK’s Higher Education Compass offering additional information on doctoral programmes.


DFG at High Temperature Chemistry Workshop in Tamil Nadu

A high level scientific Indo-German workshop on High Temperature Chemistry took place in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu on 3rd and 4th November 2014. Jointly organized by the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam, the Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen, this workshop was sponsored by the German House for Research and Innovation.

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