Germany Woos Young Academics Working in North America

Joint press release by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service and the German Research Foundation

(15.08.17) Germany’s academic system offers good career prospects for young academics who are currently working abroad in the US and Canada. The 17th annual meeting of the German Academic International Network (GAIN) will be held in San Francisco on 25–27 August 2017. At the event, they will have the chance to network with high-ranking German representatives from academia, politics and industry and establish contacts for their future careers. The GAIN annual conference is jointly organised by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service and the DFG.

Bernd Rendel Prize 2017: DFG Recognises Early Career Achievements in the Earth Sciences

Award ceremony as part of annual meeting of the German Geological Society on 25 September 2017 in Bremen

(14.07.17) Three researchers at the start of their careers in the earth sciences will receive the DFG’s Bernd Rendel Prize this year for their multifaceted and original research in the earth sciences. Jaayke Lynn Fiege, Sinikka Tina Lennartz and Sebastian Sippel were singled out by the jury from the 16 applications submitted. They will each receive €1,500 for scientific purposes from the Bernd Rendel Foundation, which is administered by the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany.

High-Throughput Methods: DFG Funds Modern Research Infrastructures in the Life Sciences

New funding initiative for high-throughput sequencing / “Remaining internationally competitive”

(06.07.17) The DFG aims to strengthen the use of so-called high-throughput methods at German universities. These methods have become key technologies in life sciences research in recent years. During the annual meeting in Halle (Saale), the Senate of the DFG approved a funding initiative which for the first time will provide targeted financial resources for sequencing projects and the associated expansion of university-based infrastructures. The funding volume amounts to a total of €42 million for an initial period of three years.

Health and Safety at Work: DFG Senate Commission Presents 53rd List of Maximum Workplace Concentrations and Biological Tolerance Values

DFG submits list to Federal Labour Minister / 89 supplements and new entries / High number of MAK values reviewed

(03.07.17) The Permanent DFG Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area has presented the 2017 List of Maximum Workplace Concentrations and Biological Tolerance Values. The DFG has now submitted the list to the Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. It includes 89 supplements and new entries in comparison to last year’s list and is available in a printed version as well as in digital open access format. The digital version of the 53rd list of MAK and BAT values is available in German and English.

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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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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2017

Britta Nestler Cleared of Scientific Misconduct:

The DFG has cleared Prof. Dr. Britta Nestler of allegations of scientific misconduct and now presented her with the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2017. The presentation of Germany’s most important research funding prize to Nestler was halted in March, when shortly before the award ceremony the DFG received anonymous information in connection with Nestler’s research work. The presentation took place during the DFG’s annual meeting in Halle.

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.


First German Science Roundtable at German Embassy, New Delhi

With an objective to discuss the science policy matters concerning India and Germany, the upcoming Indo-German Intergovernmental Consultations, the new initiatives undertaken and the impact thereof on Indo-German scientific collaborations, a “German Science Roundtable” was organized at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, New Delhi on 19th May 2017.

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