(20.02.14) This year's recipients of the most important prize for early career researchers have been announced. The selection committee, appointed by the DFG and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, has chosen ten researchers, three women and seven men, to receive the 2014 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize. They were selected from 147 nominations, 53 of which were shortlisted. The ten recipients will each be presented with the €20,000 prize on 12 May in Berlin.
2014 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes: Recognition and Incentive for Ten Early Career Researchers
Most Important Award for Early Career Researchers / Award Ceremony on 12 May in Berlin
Specialised Information Services: DFG boosts library services for researchers
New programme for ongoing development of literature and information resources
(20.12.13) The DFG is establishing five Specialised Information Services for Researchers at academic libraries. This new funding programme will enable libraries to develop tailor-made services for individual disciplines by making available research-relevant materials and resources that extend beyond basic library resources. The first five services will be for disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and will receive €6.8 million in funding over the next three years.
DFG Establishes Four New Research Units
Topics Range from International Public Administration and Politics to Ultra-Precision Manufacturing and Invasion Mechanisms of Infections / Total of €7.1 Million for Three Years
(06.12.13) Following a decision by its Senate, the DFG is establishing four new Research Units. Their purpose is to offer researchers the possibility to pursue current and pressing issues in their subject areas and to establish innovative work directions by working across disciplines and between locations. In the initial 3-year funding period, the four new units will receive approximately €7.1 million in total. This brings the number of Research Units funded by the DFG to 200.
Leibniz Prizes 2014: DFG Honours Eleven Outstanding Researchers
Four Women and Seven Men to Receive Germany's Most Prestigious Research Prize / Award Ceremony on 12 March 2014 in Berlin
(05.12.13) The new recipients of Germany's most prestigious research prize have been announced. Today the DFG Joint Committee in Bonn honoured eleven researchers with the 2014 Leibniz Prize. The recipients of the prize were selected by the Nominations Committee from 129 nominees. Four of the 11 prizewinners are from the engineering sciences, three from the humanities and social sciences, another three from the life sciences, and one from the natural sciences. The award ceremony for the 2014 Leibniz Prizes will be held on 12 March in Berlin.
13th Annual Meeting of GAIN in San Francisco
At the GAIN (German Academic International Network) Annual Meeting from August 30 through September 1 in San .Francisco about 300 German early-career scientists met with about 150 representatives from German institutions, amongst them the top large German science organizations as well as a number of presidents of German universities.
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.
“Moving The World By Thought”
Continuing the 2013 Leibniz Lecture series, the German Reserach Foundation (DFG) invited neuroscientist and psychologist Niels Birbaumer from Tübingen to give presentations in New York and San Diego (at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience).
ERC Info-Sessions for Indian researchers
The German Research Foundation (DFG) organised four councelling sessions in India about the European Research Council’s grants. These events were inaugurated in Ahmedabad on 18th November during the “Excellence on Tour” roadshow by DWIH New Delhi.
Who We Are
The DFG is the largest independent research funding organisation in Germany. It promotes the advancement of science and the humanities by funding research projects, research centres and networks, and facilitating cooperation among researchers.