DFG to Fund Fifteen New Collaborative Research Centres

Topics range from Arctic amplification to the physics of atomic nuclei / Approximately €128 million in funding

(30.11.15) The DFG is establishing fifteen new Collaborative Research Centres, including four CRC/Transregios, spread across multiple applicant universities. This has been decided by the responsible Grants Committee. All new Collaborative Research Centres will receive a 20 percent programme allowance for indirect project costs incurred by the research projects and will be funded from 1 January 2016 for an initial four-year period. The Grants Committee also voted to extend the funding period for thirteen existing Collaborative Research Centres.

DFG to Fund Sixteen New Research Training Groups

Topics range from key mechanisms of ageing to cultures of critique / 25-year anniversary of programme promoting structured doctoral research and training

(09.11.15) The DFG is establishing 16 new Research Training Groups (RTGs) to further support early career researchers in Germany. They include four International Research Training Groups (IRTG) with partners in Australia, Canada, Japan and the USA. This has been decided by the responsible Grants Committee. The RTGs will receive funding of approximately €72 million for an initial period of four and a half years. The session of the Grants Committee coincided with the 25th anniversary of the Research Training Group programme.

DFG Review Board Election Begins

Approximately 150,000 researchers eligible to vote online until 23 November / 1,707 candidates for 613 positions / Key role in evaluating funding proposals

(02.11.15) The DFG has launched its 2015 review board election. From 26 October, 2 pm, to 23 November, 2pm, approximately 150,000 researchers in Germany are eligible to vote online for their representatives on the DFG's review boards. A total of 48 review boards, representing 213 subjects, are being elected for the 2016-2019 term of office. There are 1,707 candidates for the 613 positions. The DFG is hoping that voter participation will be high and is calling upon all those eligible to make use of their right to vote.

Six New Research Units, One New Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies

Topics Range from Mythology and Neurodegeneration to Multiparticle Systems

(07.10.15) The DFG is to set up six new Research Units and one new Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies. This was decided by the DFG Senate during its autumn session. In the initial funding period, the new groups will receive a total of €16 million. As a result, the DFG will be funding a total of 175 Research Units and 15 Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies.

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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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Scientific Prizes

The 2015 von Kaven Award to be presented to Tobias Oertel-Jäger

Dr. Tobias Henrik Oertel-Jäger is to be presented the 2015 von Kaven Award by the DFG. Following a DFG-funded Emmy Noether independent junior research group, the mathematician started a Heisenberg professorship in July. The award, which is worth €10,000, is being conferred for the tenth time and will be presented at the annual meeting of the German Mathematical Society (DMV) in Hamburg.

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.


DFG participates in “Presentations on Higher Education and Research Opportunities in Germany” in Chandigarh

The German House for Research and Innovation - DWIH New Delhi organized “Presentations on Higher Education and Research Opportunities in Germany” on 21st & 22nd August 2015 in Panjab University, Chandigarh and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali. The event commenced with the opening remarks by Prof. A. K. Grover, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University who welcomed the German delegation to Chandigarh.

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