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IV. Quarter 2017

Group photo of all participants at the Lindau Alumni Meeting 2017

DFG India holds Lindau Alumni Meeting 2017

(15.12.17) Every year, around 500 to 600 undergraduates, PhD students and post-doc researchers gather in the village of Lindau, Germany, for a week of meetings and discussions with Nobel Laureates from their academic fields. The participation of the Indian contingent in this meeting has been jointly facilitated by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Dr. Vaibhav Agarwal, DFG India Office, disbursing information to faculty members and students about various DFG funding programmes

DFG India Office participates in Re-Discover Germany event at IIT Guwahati

(18.11.17) On the invitation of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), members of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH-New Delhi) including the German Research Foundation (DFG) India Office participated in an outreach activity to Guwahati from 7th - 8th September 2017.

Dr. Kiesselbach elaborating on DFG’s various programmes and funding opportunities

DFG at EURAXESS Link India event in Ahmedabad

(13.10.17) DFG has taken part in the networking event “Advancing Your Research Career in Europe: Funding and Fellowship Opportunities for Indian Researchers” in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on 15 September 2017. The event was organized by EURAXESS India, an organization charged by the European Commission to promote European research funding schemes open to Indian scientists.


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Dr. Matthias Kiesselbach

Dr Matthias Kiesselbach: New director of DFG India Office

(21.09.17) Since July 2017, DFG’s India Office has a new director. Succeeding Dr Jörg Schneider, who had managed the office from Bonn during the last 12 months, Dr Matthias Kiesselbach shifted to Delhi with his family on 22 July 2017.

First German Science Roundtable at German Embassy, New Delhi

(11.07.17) With an objective to discuss the science policy matters concerning India and Germany, the upcoming Indo-German Intergovernmental Consultations, the new initiatives undertaken and the impact thereof on Indo-German scientific collaborations, a “German Science Roundtable” was organized at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, New Delhi on 19th May 2017.


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Mrs. Tania Friederichs, Head, Research & Innovation, Delegation of EU to India addressing the audience. On dais (L to R) H.E. Mr. Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador of the EU to India, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology

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

(13.06.17) Set up in 2007 by the European Union, the European Research Council (ERC) celebrated its 10th Anniversary on 29th March 2017, at Hotel - The Claridges, New Delhi. The ERC, with an objective to stimulate scientific excellence in all fields within Europe, has been supporting the very best scientists, scholars from all over the world including India to pursue ground-breaking research. Therefore, with an intent to inform Indian scientists and scholars about the various funding possibilities, 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.

DFG Lindau Alumnae and Alumni invited to submit workshop proposals

(04.04.17) Leading up to this year’s Lindau Alumni Meeting (to take place in December 2017, t.b.c.), DFG will fund one or two Scientific Workshops. They will be organized by Indian Alumni of the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting. In this context, DFG has issued a call for proposals addressing all of its Indian Lindau Alumni. Please refer to the call text for more information.


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(L to R) : Prof. A. S Vasudeva Murthy, TIFR Bangalore; Dr. Vaibhav Agarwal, DFG India; Prof. W. Urban, TU Darmstadt; Prof. A Klar, TU Kaiserslautern; Mr. Pradi Kumar Mitra, Registrar, Bankura University and Prof. S Hazra, Bankura University at the in

DFG participates in Indo-German conference on ‘Modelling, Simulation and Optimization in Applications’ Bankura University, West Bengal

(22.03.17) An Indo-German Conference on ‘Modelling, Simulation and Optimization in Applications’ was organized From 22nd to 24th February 2017 at the Department of Mathematics, Bankura University, West Bengal. The three day conference saw participation from 8 German scientists and a score of Indian researchers, experts on the subject who gave presentations and interacted with the audience.


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