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Building Bridges between Japan and Germany

Immunologist Prof. Dr. Takeshi Tsubata and architect Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bock have been selected to receive the DFG’s Eugen and Ilse Seibold Prize in recognition of their many years of successful and dedicated contributions to academic and cultural exchange between Germany and Japan. The Eugen and Ilse Seibold Prize, which is generally conferred biennially by the DFG to Japanese and German researchers, has been awarded since 1997. The prize, worth €10,000, will be presented on 10 October 2017 in Bonn.

Britta Nestler Cleared of Scientific Misconduct: Researcher Presented Belatedly with Leibniz Prize

The DFG has cleared Prof. Dr. Britta Nestler of allegations of scientific misconduct and now presented her with the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2017. The presentation of Germany’s most important research funding prize to Nestler was halted in March, when shortly before the award ceremony the DFG received anonymous information in connection with Nestler’s research work. The presentation took place during the DFG’s annual meeting in Halle (Saale).

DFG Europa-Preis Awarded to Six Winners of the National ‘Jugend forscht’ Competition

The DFG has awarded its Europa-Preis to six young researchers. They were presented with the award at the final of the national “Jugend forscht” competition in Erlangen on 28 May 2017, in addition to their prizes in various competition categories. The aim of the Europa-Preis is to prepare the pupils for the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), which will be held in September in Tallinn.

Stefan Kröpelin Wins 2017 Communicator Award

Geologist and climate researcher Dr. Stefan Kröpelin is the winner of this year's Communicator Award, conferred by the DFG and the Stifterverband. The researcher from the University of Cologne will be presented with the €50,000 prize for his long-standing commitment to sharing his research on the Sahara. The Communicator Award jury highlighted the international appeal and impact of Kröpelin's work and dedication in particular. He has long been a strong advocate for the regions where he has conducted research, garnering much success in the area of nature conservation.

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