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Germany’s most important early career awardTen Researchers to Receive Prize

(27.03.18) Ten researchers – five women and five men – will receive the 2018 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize. The recipients were chosen by a selection committee appointed by the DFG and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The awards will be presented on 29 May in Berlin. Interner Linkmore

€80 million for three years14 New Priority Programmes

(16.03.18) The DFG has approved the establishment of 14 new Priority Programmes (PP) for 2019. Priority Programmes examine fundamental scientific issues relating to particularly topical or emerging areas of research. The new programmes were selected by the DFG Senate from a total of 53 submissions. Interner Linkmore

€10 million for first funding periodTwo New Research Units, One New Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies

(16.03.18) The DFG is establishing two new Research Units and one new Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies. This was decided by the DFG Senate in Bonn. The maximum funding duration for Research Units is two periods of three years; Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies can be funded for two periods of four years. Interner Linkmore

High-throughput sequencingDFG Establishes Four Competence Centres

(16.03.18) The DFG is establishing four new competence centres for high-throughput sequencing. They will be equipped with next generation sequencing technology and funded with a total of €14 million for an initial period of three years. The centres will provide cross-location consulting for sequencing projects and bioinformatics. Interner Linkmore

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Scientific PrizesLeibniz Prizes 2018

The latest recipients of Germany's most prestigious research funding prize have been announced. The Joint Committee of the DFG has selected eleven researchers, four women and seven men, to receive the 2018 Leibniz Prize. Interner Linkmore

International Research MarketingIdeas Competition

The DFG has announced the winners of the third round of an ideas competition in international research marketing. Awards will go to Forschungszentrum Jülich, the University of Münster and the University Alliance Ruhr. Interner Linkmore

Coordinated Programmes15 New CRCs

All of the new CRCs will be funded for an initial four-year period. The committee also approved the extension of 21 existing CRCs for an additional funding period. As of January 2018 the DFG will be funding a total of 269 CRCs. 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

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