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Decision on New Clusters of Excellence

(06.09.18) A decision will be made soon on the new Clusters of Excellence in Germany’s Excellence Strategy. On 27 September 2018, the Excellence Commission, consisting of the members of the international Committee of Experts and the research ministers of the federal and state governments, will select the Clusters to be funded from among 88 proposed projects. The results will be announced beginning at approximately 4:00 pm at a press conference, which will be live-streamed on the internet. Interner Linkmore

DFG StatementEstablishment of “cOAlition S” to Support Open Access

(04.09.18) The DFG welcomes a coordinated approach among European funding organisations (cOAlition S) towards the realisation of open access. According to its open access strategy the DFG puts great emphasis on the role of the research community in shaping the open access transformation. Interner Linkmore

World’s most prestigious mathematics awardDFG Congratulates Peter Scholze on Winning the Fields Medal

(01.08.18) The DFG congratulates Prof. Dr. Peter Scholze on winning the 2018 Fields Medal. DFG President Prof. Dr. Peter Strohschneider said: “We are delighted on behalf of Peter Scholze, whom we previously honoured as an outstanding researcher with the Leibniz Prize in 2016, and who belongs to a Cluster of Excellence funded through the Excellence Initiative.” Interner Linkmore

Interner LinkFurther information and a film portrait of Peter Scholze

Ursula M. Händel Animal Welfare Prize 2018DFG Awards Prize for Two Alternatives to Animal Experiments

(24.07.18) Toxicologist Ellen Fritsche and mathematician, physicist and medical scientist Hamid Reza Noori are to be presented with the Ursula M. Händel Prize by the DFG. The prize, which is worth €50,000 each, is awarded to researchers who improve animal welfare in research in line with the principles of the 3Rs. The award ceremony will be held on 23 November 2018, in Berlin. Interner Linkmore


Bernd Rendel Prize 2018Early Career Achievements in the Earth Sciences

Michael Förster and Janina Kleemann are to receive the DFG’s Bernd Rendel Prize for their multifaceted and original research at the start of their careers in the earth sciences. The award of €1,500 will be presented at GeoBonn. Interner Linkmore

Scientific PrizesAntje Boetius Wins 2018 Communicator Award

Antje Boetius is the winner of this year’s Communicator Award, conferred by the DFG and the Stifterverband. She is recognised for her work in communicating her research and in making science accessible to the public. Interner Linkmore

Coordinated ProgrammesNew Research Units and Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies

During the DFG Annual Meeting in Bonn, the DFG Senate approved the establishment of five new Research Units and two new Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies. Interner Linkmore

Ongoing Calls for Proposals

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FAQs on submitting proposals to funding programmes

The FAQs were compiled to assist prospective applicants in submitting proposals to the DFG. They provide information on various DFG funding programmes and serve to complement existing guidelines and instructions. Interner Linkmore