DFG Announces Winners in Second Round of International Research Marketing Competition

Two universities and one non-university research institution to receive €100,000 each to implement their strategic ideas / Special start-up prize to be awarded for the first time


(01.12.16) The DFG today announced the winners of the second round of an ideas competition in international research marketing. Awards will go to the Humboldt University of Berlin, Goethe University Frankfurt and the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam. The three institutions will each receive prize money of €100,000. In addition, a special start-up prize of €75,000, offered for the first time this year, will go to the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. The award ceremony will be held on 16 February 2017 in Potsdam.

DFG Congratulates Manfred Curbach on Winning the Deutscher Zukunftspreis

Dresden-based construction engineer and team receive Federal President’s award / “Recognition of the tremendous importance of basic research”


(01.12.16) The DFG congratulates Dresden-based construction engineer Professor Dr.-Ing. Manfred Curbach on winning the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2016. On 30 November 2016, Curbach and his team were selected from among three candidates for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis – the Federal President’s Award for Innovation and Technology. Federal President Dr. h.c. Joachim Gauck presented the award, worth €250,000, in Berlin. Curbach and his colleagues, Professor Dr.-Ing. Chokri Cherif and Professor Dr.-Ing. Peter Offermann, developed an innovative concrete composite material.

14 New Collaborative Research Centres

Topics range from practices of comparison to robustness of vision / Approximately €120 million in funding for an initial four-year period


(21.11.16) The DFG is establishing 14 new Collaborative Research Centres (CRC), including seven CRC/Transregios (TRR). This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee during its autumn session in Bonn. The new CRCs will receive a total of €117.4 million in funding. There will also be a 22 percent programme allowance for indirect project costs. The centres will be funded for an initial four-year period, starting on 1 January 2017. In addition to the 14 new Collaborative Research Centres, the Grants Committee also approved the extension of 15 existing CRCs for an additional funding period.

DFG to Fund 20 New Research Training Groups

Topics range from medical imaging to analysis of authority and trust in US politics and society / €87 million in funding for an initial four and a half years


(14.11.16) The DFG is establishing 20 new Research Training Groups to further support early career researchers. They include three International Research Training Groups with partners in the UK, New Zealand and Austria. This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee in Bonn. In addition to the 20 new collaborations, the Grants Committee approved the extension of seven Research Training Groups for another four and a half years. In total the DFG is currently funding 206 Research Training Groups, including 41 International Research Training Groups.

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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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14 New Collaborative Research Centres

The DFG is establishing 14 new Collaborative Research Centres (CRC), including seven CRC/Transregios (TRR). This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee during its autumn session in Bonn. The new CRCs will receive a total of €117.4 million in funding. There will also be a 22 percent programme allowance for indirect project costs. The centres will be funded for an initial four-year period, starting on 1 January 2017.

Research Explorer – Research Directory

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DFG participates in DWIH Indo-German Conference on “CityScapes” in New Delhi

The German Research Foundation – DFG India office participated in the Indo-German conference on “CityScapes” organized by the German House for Research and Innovation – DWIH New Delhi held from 29 September until 1 October 2016 at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

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