(26.11.13) The DFG has approved the establishment of nine new Collaborative Research Centres (CRCs). This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee in Bonn. The new CRCs will initially be funded with a total of €64.4 million for three years and nine months, supplemented by a 20 percent programme allowance for indirect project costs. Five of the nine centres are CRC/Transregios, which are located at multiple sites. Twenty-three CRCs will also be extended for an additional funding period. As of April 2014, the DFG will fund a total of 235 CRCs.
DFG Establishes Nine New Collaborative Research Centres
Topics Range from Mathematical Invariants and Ingestive Behaviour to Chemistry on Proteins and Securitisation / 64.4 Million Euros in Funding
DFG Establishes 10 New Research Training Groups
Topics Range from Biomembrane Research and Particle Physics to Traffic Management / 33 Million Euros in Funding
(19.11.13) The DFG is establishing 10 new Research Training Groups to further support early career researchers in Germany. This decision was made by the relevant Grants Committee in Bonn. The new RTGs will receive funding of approximately €33 million for an initial period of four and a half years. In addition to the 10 new awards, the Grants Committee approved the extension of 13 Research Training Groups for another four and a half years.
Oliver Rinne Wins the 2013 von Kaven Award
DFG Honours Potsdam Mathematician for Research on the General Theory of Relativity
(08.11.13) Mathematician Oliver Rinne has been selected by the DFG to receive the 2013 von Kaven Award for Mathematics. The 36-year-old is being honoured for his outstanding research on the general theory of relativity. The award, which is worth €10,000, is being conferred for the eighth time and will be presented on 14 November 2013 at the public Gauß lecture given under the auspices of the German Mathematical Society (DMV) in the Mathematikum Science Museum in Gießen.
DFG Mourns the Loss of Professor Eugen Seibold
Former President Dies at the Age of 95
(30.10.13) The DFG is mourning the loss of Professor Dr. Eugen Seibold. The geologist was president of the DFG from 1980 to 1985. He played an instrumental role in launching the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, and together with his wife he founded the Eugen and Ilse Seibold Prize. "The DFG will honour the memory of its former president, whose foresight, wisdom and dedication have shaped it in a way that continues to this very day," said DFG President Peter Strohschneider. Eugen Seibold was born in Stuttgart on 11 May 1918 and died on 23 October 2013.
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.
GRC Annual Global Meeting
Hosted jointly by the DFG and the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) of Brasil, the second Annual Global Meeting of the Global Research Council (GRC) took place from 27 to 29 May 2013 in Berlin. The topics of discussion have been open access to publications as well as the responsibility of research funding agencies to ensure the integrity of the research they support.
The first Leibniz Lectures in Canada
The first Leibniz Lectures in Canada were held mid-October 2013 by Rainer Forst, a political philosopher and Leibniz Prize awardee. He discussed “Toleration and Democracy” in Ottawa and “Two Pictures of Justice” in Toronto.
63rd Nobel Laureates meeting in Lindau
The 63rd Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates from 30th June to 5th July, 2013 was dedicated to chemistry, with “Green Chemistry” being one of the focal points on the agenda of this year’s meeting.
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