DFG Increases Research Fellowship Amounts for Recent Postdoctoral Researchers

More money to conduct first independent research project outside of Germany

(08.06.15) The DFG is increasing its research fellowships to offer recent postdoctoral researchers better opportunities in international competition. A resolution concerning these fellowships made by the Joint Committee last year has now been implemented following approval from the Joint Science Conference (GWK). The increase with retroactive effect from 1 January 2015 means that researchers receiving funding will now get a basic monthly sum of €1,750 and a monthly fixed allowance for direct project costs of €250.

DFG Europa-Preis Awarded to Eight “Jugend forscht” Prizewinners

Mentoring programme prepares young researchers for European contest in Milan

(08.06.15) Three first-place prizes and one fourth-place prize have been awarded at the 50-year anniversary of “Jugend forscht”. In addition the six young male and two young female researchers were also awarded the DFG's Europa-Preis in Ludwigshafen. The aim of this award is to specifically prepare them for the European Union Contest for Young Scientists held in September in Milan.

DFG to Fund 13 New Collaborative Research Centres

Topics range from inflammation to the mathematics of wave phenomena to cultures of decision-making / €113 million for four years

(02.06.15) The DFG has approved the establishment of 13 new Collaborative Research Centres. This was decided by the responsible Grants Committee during its spring session in Bonn. The new centres will receive approximately €113 million in funding for an initial four-year period starting from 1 July 2015. The Grants Committee also approved the extension of 28 existing centres for an additional funding period. As a result, the DFG will be funding a total of 241 Collaborative Research Centres as of July 2015.

DFG Establishes 17 New Research Training Groups

Structured doctoral training on topics such as social media, biodiversity and detector technology / €74 million for four and a half years

(18.05.15) The DFG is establishing 17 new Research Training Groups to further support early career researchers in Germany, including an International Research Training Group with partners in Argentina. The new groups will receive funding of approximately €74 million for an initial period of four and a half years. The Grants Committee also approved the extension of eight Research Training Groups for another four and a half years.

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DFG Representation Abroad (Interactive Map)

One of the DFG's core strategies, which is to promote collaboration between researchers at home and abroad, has gained increasing importance in the recent past. Establishing offices abroad is a part of this international strategy.

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2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes

This year's recipients of the most important prize for early career researchers in Germany have been announced. The selection committee, appointed by the DFG and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, has chosen ten researchers, five women and five men, to receive the 2015 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes.

Research Explorer – Research Directory

The Research Explorer is a fully searchable directory of 23,000 institutes at German universities and non-university research institutions. It is linked to the HRK’s Higher Education Compass offering additional information on doctoral programmes.


TechKriti 2015 at IIT Kanpur

The German Research Foundation (DFG India Office), consortium leader of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH New Delhi), participated in TechKriti 2015, the annual Technological and Entrepreneurial festival of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur from 19th to 22nd March 2015. Dr. Vaibhav Agarwal (Senior Scientific Officer, DFG India Office) welcomed students and faculty members to an information session in which he introduced the role of DFG in the consortium of the DWIH New Delhi.

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