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DFG Announces Winners of 2017 Leibniz Prizes
The latest recipients of Germany's most prestigious research funding prize have been announced. In Bonn today, the Joint Committee of the DFG chose ten researchers to receive the 2017 Leibniz Prize. The recipients were selected by the Nominations Committee from 134 nominees. Each of the ten winners will receive €2.5 million in prize money, which they can use to fund their research work for up to seven years. The awards ceremony for the 2017 Leibniz Prizes will be held on 15 March in Berlin.
DFG Announces Winners in Second Round of International Research Marketing Competition
The DFG today announced the winners of the second round of an ideas competition in international research marketing. Awards will go to the Humboldt University of Berlin, Goethe University Frankfurt and the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam. The three institutions will each receive prize money of €100,000. In addition, a special start-up prize of €75,000, offered for the first time this year, will go to the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. The award ceremony will be held on 16 February 2017 in Potsdam.
DFG Congratulates Manfred Curbach on Winning the Deutscher Zukunftspreis
The DFG congratulates Dresden-based construction engineer Professor Dr.-Ing. Manfred Curbach on winning the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2016. On 30 November 2016, Curbach and his team were selected from among three candidates for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis – the Federal President’s Award for Innovation and Technology. Federal President Dr. h.c. Joachim Gauck presented the award, worth €250,000, in Berlin. Curbach and his colleagues, Professor Dr.-Ing. Chokri Cherif and Professor Dr.-Ing. Peter Offermann, developed an innovative concrete composite material.
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.