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No new potential risksPosition Paper on Synthetic Biology

(08.10.18) The Permanent Senate Commission on Genetic Research of the DFG (German Research Foundation) has published a position paper on synthetic biology, in which it describes key scientific advancements in the field within the context of current public discourse. Interner Linkmore

EU Contest for Young Scientists in DublinSuccess for Three DFG Europa-Preis Winners

(19.09.18) Three recipients of the Europa-Preis presented by the DFG have also enjoyed international success at the 2018 European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), held from 14 - 19 September in Dublin. One of the €7,000 first prizes was awarded to Anna Fleck (16) and Adrian Fleck (19). The two first-prize winners and Max von Wolff (18) from Mayen were also each awarded a special prize. Interner Linkmore

Final Decisions in Germany’s Excellence StrategyExcellence Commission Approves
57 Clusters of Excellence

(27.09.18) Funding decisions have now been made in Germany’s Excellence Strategy: The Excellence Commission, consisting of the members of the international Committee of Experts and the research ministers of the federal and state governments, approved 57 Clusters of Excellence to be funded from among the 88 proposed projects.

Link auf PDF-DateiList of the approved Clusters of Excellence
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(20.09.18) The DFG is establishing nine new Research Units, following a decision by the Senate and the Joint Committee in Bonn. In the initial funding period, the nine new groups will receive a total of approximately €21 million, including a 22% programme allowance for indirect project costs. This brings the number of Research Units currently funded by the DFG to 203. Interner Linkmore


InternationalCollaborative Projects across Europe and Japan

€17 million has been awarded to 16 teams of researchers to allow academics in Europe and Japan to collaborate on a range of exciting projects. The funding has come from the Open Research Area for the Social Sciences (ORA); Interner Linkmore

Individual Grants ProgrammesDFG Modifies Its Scientific Networks Programme

At its meeting on 20 September 2018, the Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) approved modifications to its Scientific Networks Programme. Interner Linkmore

InternationalTaiwan-German Collaboration in Research

The Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan (MoST) has launched a new call for proposals in all fields of science. This initiative aims to bring together researchers from Germany and Taiwan. Interner Linkmore

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