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BRINGING TOGETHER SOME 400 GUESTSNew Year’s Reception 2018

(16.01.18) On 15 January 2018 the DFG ushered in the new year with its traditional New Year’s reception at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. President Prof. Dr. Peter Strohschneider addressed some 400 guests, representing science and academia, politics, society and the media, on the topic “Science and Humanities in the Digital Age”. Interner Linkmore

Link auf PDF-DateiNew Year's Address 2018 by the President of the DFG

€134 MILLION FOR DOCTORAL PROGRAMMEEleven New Research Training Groups

(20.12.17) The DFG is establishing 11 new Research Training Groups to further support early career researchers. This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee in Bonn. The new collaborations will be funded for an initial period of four and a half years. In addition, 18 Research Training Groups were also extended for another four and a half years. The Committee awarded a total of €134 million in funding. Interner Linkmore

Link auf PDF-DateiList of Research Training Groups extended for another funding period

SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCTWritten Reprimand and Two-Year Ban on Submitting Proposals

(15.12.17) The DFG is again taking action following an instance of scientific misconduct: The Joint Committee has imposed sanctions against Jena gerontologist Prof. Dr. Karl Lenhard Rudolph in accordance with the DFG Rules of Procedure for Dealing with Scientific Misconduct. Interner Linkmore

Coordinated ProgrammesDFG to Fund New Research Units and Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies

(14.12.17) The DFG has approved the establishment of eight new Research Units, one new Clinical Research Unit and two new Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies. This was decided by the DFG Senate during its winter session in Bonn. In the initial funding period, the 11 new groups will receive a total of approximately €32 million. This brings the number of Research Units currently funded by the DFG to 223. Interner Linkmore

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Scientific PrizesLeibniz Prizes 2018

The latest recipients of Germany's most prestigious research funding prize have been announced. The Joint Committee of the DFG has selected eleven researchers, four women and seven men, to receive the 2018 Leibniz Prize. Interner Linkmore

International Research MarketingIdeas Competition

The DFG has announced the winners of the third round of an ideas competition in international research marketing. Awards will go to Forschungszentrum Jülich, the University of Münster and the University Alliance Ruhr. Interner Linkmore

Coordinated Programmes15 New CRCs

All of the new CRCs will be funded for an initial four-year period. The committee also approved the extension of 21 existing CRCs for an additional funding period. As of January 2018 the DFG will be funding a total of 269 CRCs. Interner Linkmore

Ongoing Calls for Proposals

Interner Linkmore Calls for Proposals and Information for Researchers

FAQs on submitting proposals to funding programmes

The FAQs were compiled to assist prospective applicants in submitting proposals to the DFG. They provide information on various DFG funding programmes and serve to complement existing guidelines and instructions. Interner Linkmore

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