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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.

DFG and BMBF Honour Ten Researchers

This year ten researchers – including four women and six men – will receive the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, the most important award for early career researchers in Germany. The recipients were chosen by a selection committee in Bonn appointed by the DFG and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The awards, each worth €20,000, will be presented on 3 May in Berlin at a ceremony to be followed by the 40th anniversary celebrations for the prize.

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.

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