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€133 million for initial four-year periodDFG Funds 15 New Collaborative Research Centres

(27.11.2017) The DFG establishes 15 new Collaborative Research Centres (CRCs). All of the new CRCs will be funded for an initial four-year period as of 1 January 2018. The committee also approved the extension of 21 existing CRCs for an additional funding period. In 2018 the DFG will be funding a total of 269 CRCs. Interner Linkmore

Link auf PDF-DateiList of CRCs extended for another funding period

Scientific PrizesManuel Amann Wins the 2017 von Kaven Award

(16.10.17) The DFG's von Kaven Award for 2017 goes to the mathematician Dr. Manuel Amann. The award, which is worth €10,000, is being conferred for the eleventh time and was presented on 23 October 2017 in conjunction with the Gauß lecture of the German Mathematical Society (DMV) in Regensburg. Interner Linkmore

Research InfrastructureDFG to Fund Electron Microscopes for University Research

(05.10.17) The DFG approved the funding of 17 high-performance electron microscopes with a total sum of €43 million. This instrumentation will enable universities to benefit from state-of-the-art technology in life sciences research and physical materials science. Interner Linkmore

Statutory BodiesDFG Establishes Two New Senate Commissions

(27.09.17) The DFG establishes two new Senate Commissions. The Permanent Senate Commission on Fundamental Issues of Biological Diversity will provide expert advice on legal and policy developments and represent the interests of basic research. The Senate Commission on Earth System Research will handle topics relating to research on the Earth’s surface and interior, water and air. Interner Linkmore

Research FundingDFG Approves Three New Research Units and One New Clinical Research Unit

(22.09.17) The DFG established three new Research Units and one new Clinical Research Unit. The new units will receive funding of approximately €15 million for an initial period of three years. The DFG now funds a total of 195 Research Units and 17 Clinical Research Units. Interner Linkmore Gets New Look and Technical Upgrade

(15.11.17) The DFG has upgraded its website. In addition to a new look, new navigation features now make it easier to find content quickly. The site is also now more accessible for users with different needs and offers better compatibility with mobile devices.

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MeetingsGAIN Meeting 2017

Germany’s academic system offers good career prospects for young academics who are currently working abroad in the US and Canada. The 17th annual meeting of the German Academic International Network (GAIN) was held in San Francisco on 25–27 August 2017. Interner Linkmore

Scientific PrizesBernd Rendel Prize 2017

Three researchers receive the DFG’s Bernd Rendel Prize this year for their multifaceted and original research in the earth sciences. Jaayke Lynn Fiege, Sinikka Tina Lennartz and Sebastian Sippel will each receive €1,500 for scientific purposes from the Bernd Rendel Foundation. Interner Linkmore

Scientific PrizesSeibold Prize 2017

Immunologist Prof. Dr. Takeshi Tsubata and architect Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bock receive the DFG’s Eugen and Ilse Seibold Prize 2017 in recognition of their successful and dedicated contributions to academic and cultural exchange between Germany and Japan. Interner Linkmore

InternationalTaiwan-German Collaboration in Research

The Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan has launched a new call for proposals in all fields of science. Proposals at the DFG should be submitted not later than 30 November 2017. Interner Linkmore

InternationalBrazilian-German Collaboration in Research

The National Institutes of Science and Technology (INCTs) are a strategic programme in the Brazilian national funding system. The DFG's funding programmes are open for cooperation. Interner Linkmore

German-South African CooperationSupporting Research Careers

The National Research Foundation South Africa (NRF) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) are pleased to announce their cooperation in funding bilateral doctoral programmes. Interner Linkmore

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

Seibold Prize 2017

Professor Dr. Takeshi Tsubata und Professor Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bock haben im Festsaal der Universität Bonn den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten Eugen und Ilse Seibold-Preis erhalten. Es war die zehnte Verleihung des Preises. Interner Linkmore

von Kaven Prize 2017

Der mit 10.000 Euro dotierte von Kaven-Ehrenpreis 2017 der DFG geht an den Mathematiker Privatdozent Dr. Manuel Amann. Er wurde im Rahmen der Gauß-Vorlesung der DMV in Regensburg zum elften Mal verliehen. Interner Linkmehr

From left: Ismene Seeberg-Elverfeldt (DFG), Sinikka Tina Lennartz (GEOMAR),  Sebastian Sippel (Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry), Prof. Jan Behrmann (GEOMAR)

Bernd Rendel Prize 2017

Three researchers at the start of their careers in the earth sciences will receive the Bernd Rendel Prize this year for their multifaceted and original research in the earth sciences. Interner Linkmore

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