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DFG funded Junior Researchers Sceptical of Recent Political Decisions

Researchers whose goal is a professorship are sceptical about the amended Fixed-term Employment in Higher Education and Research Act and the Early Career Researcher Pact. This became clear at the science policy evening of the 15th Emmy Noether Meeting. Some 150 funding recipients attended the meeting to take part in in-depth discussion on this and other topics.

DFG Europa-Preis Awarded to Five Winners of the National "Jugend forscht" Competition

At this year’s award ceremony for the national “Jugend forscht” competition in Paderborn, five young researchers had two reasons to celebrate: Not only did they take first place in various fields, they were also awarded the DFG’s Europa-Preis. DFG Vice President Professor Dr. Wolfgang Ertmer presented them with the award, which is intended to prepare them specifically for the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Brussels in September.

Copernicus Award 2016 for German-Polish Collaboration in Molecular Cell Biology

For their services to German-Polish research cooperation, Professor Dr. Agnieszka Chacińska, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, and Professor Dr. Peter Rehling, University of Göttingen, have been chosen to receive the Copernicus Award 2016 from the DFG and the FNP. The jury representing the two organisations selected the two researchers for their “pioneering work” in the field of molecular cell biology. The Copernicus Award will be presented on 7 June 2016 in Warsaw.

Andreas Zick Wins 2016 Communicator Award

Dr. Andreas Zick, professor for socialisation and conflict research at the University of Bielefeld, is the winner of this year's Communicator Award, conferred by the DFG and the Donors' Association. Zick will receive the award, valued at €50,000, for his achievements in communicating his research findings on the causes, forms and consequences of conflicts, discrimination and violence within a society to the media and the wider public. He will be presented with the award on 4 July during the DFG’s Annual Meeting in Mainz.

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