(28.01.15) The DFG will fund four new clinical trials following a decision by its Joint Committee. The trials will enable researchers to address current, urgent questions in patient-oriented clinical research within the framework of a controlled interventional trial. The topics of the new trials include stomach and breast cancer, liver failure, and schizophrenia. The four trials will receive a total of €4.5 million in funding for an initial period of three years.
DFG to Fund Four New Clinical Trials
Topics Range from Stomach and Breast Cancer to Liver Failure and Schizophrenia / More Than 1100 Patients to Take Part
Announcing the death of Hubert Markl
Former DFG President has died at the age of 76
(14.01.15) The DFG is sad to announce the death of former President Hubert Markl. The behavioural biologist and zoologist died on 8 January at the age of 76. Markl's presidency between 1986 and 1991 was shaped by German unification, the development of international collaboration in research funding and the expansion of the DFG's funding programmes. "Hubert Markl led the DFG, and with it the German research community, with intelligence and adroitness through times of great change. The DFG remembers him with deep gratitude and will hold his memory in the highest esteem," said DFG President Peter Strohschneider.
DFG Awards Prizes in International Research Marketing Competition
Three Universities Recognised for Strategic Ideas / €75,000 per Prize for Implementation / Competition Forms Part of "Research in Germany"
(15.12.14) The DFG has presented awards for international research marketing ideas for the first time in a competitive framework. Three universities will each receive €75,000 to transform their research marketing ideas into reality: University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, University of Heidelberg and University of Tübingen. The prizes are funded from special funds of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The competition is part of the International Research Marketing project.
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.
International Partners and Agreements
In order to carry out its activities in the interest of research, the DFG maintains partnerships and relations with a large number of partner organisations on all continents. In many countries around the world, formal agreements continue to be a necessary prerequisite for cooperation in the field of science and research.
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.
Funding Initiative in the Humanities and Social Sciences “Beethoven”
In order to strengthen international cooperation in the field of the humanities and social sciences, NCN and DFG are launching their first joint call for proposals in order to fund the best joint research projects in the humanities and social sciences.
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 in Germany at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience
The "Research in Germany" initiative once again exhibited at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, the largest international conference in neuroscience. However, for the first time the "Research in Germany" initiative teamed up with other German exhibitors to create a large joint booth titled "Neuroscience in Germany."
Consul General in Chennai visits DFG Hyderabad Branch Office
During a call on the Goethe Zentrum on 11th December 2014, the new German Consul General in Chennai, Mr. Achim Fabig visited the DFG Hyderabad Office as well, where he received first hand operational information about the activities of the DFG branch office in Southern India.
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.