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.

Building Bridges between Japan and Germany

DFG’s Eugen and Ilse Seibold Prize to be awarded to Takeshi Tsubata from Tokyo Medical and Dental University and Thomas Bock from the Technical University of Munich

(07.07.17) Immunologist Prof. Dr. Takeshi Tsubata and architect Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bock have been selected to receive the DFG’s Eugen and Ilse Seibold Prize in recognition of their many years of successful and dedicated contributions to academic and cultural exchange between Germany and Japan. The Eugen and Ilse Seibold Prize, which is generally conferred biennially by the DFG to Japanese and German researchers, has been awarded since 1997. The prize, worth €10,000, will be presented on 10 October 2017 in Bonn.

Gender Equality in Research: DFG Steps Up Its Engagement

Stronger focus on own funding activities / Renewal of voluntary commitment to the Research-Oriented Standards on Gender Equality

(05.07.17) The DFG intends to further advance gender equality in research through additional measures and a refocusing of its efforts. On 5 July 2017, the statutory bodies of the DFG adopted a multipart resolution on this issue during the annual meeting in Halle (Saale). The resolution envisages the continued implementation of measures within the scope of the Research-Oriented Standards on Gender Equality. In addition, gender equality is to play an even more prominent role in DFG funding activities.

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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.


DFG at European Research Council 10th Anniversary Celebrations in New Delhi

The ERC in association with the delegation of the European Union to India, Embassies of the EU Member States & Associate Countries and EURAXESS India organized a day long information and networking event “Funding Opportunities in Europe for Creative Minds from Anywhere in the World” on 29th March 2017.

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