(30.11.15) The 2015 review board election of the DFG has been successfully concluded. Between 2pm on 26 October and 2pm on 23 November 2015, approximately 150,000 eligible researchers had the opportunity to vote online for their preferred candidates for 613 places on a total of 48 review boards for the period 2016 to 2019. Three days after the end of the four-week voting period, the preliminary results are now available.
DFG Review Board Election 2015: Preliminary Results Announced
Over 48,600 researchers cast their votes / 613 positions on 48 review boards / 23.5 percent of elected members are women
DFG to Fund Fifteen New Collaborative Research Centres
Topics range from Arctic amplification to the physics of atomic nuclei / Approximately €128 million in funding
(30.11.15) The DFG is establishing fifteen new Collaborative Research Centres, including four CRC/Transregios, spread across multiple applicant universities. This has been decided by the responsible Grants Committee. All new Collaborative Research Centres will receive a 20 percent programme allowance for indirect project costs incurred by the research projects and will be funded from 1 January 2016 for an initial four-year period. The Grants Committee also voted to extend the funding period for thirteen existing Collaborative Research Centres.
DFG to Fund Sixteen New Research Training Groups
Topics range from key mechanisms of ageing to cultures of critique / 25-year anniversary of programme promoting structured doctoral research and training
(09.11.15) The DFG is establishing 16 new Research Training Groups (RTGs) to further support early career researchers in Germany. They include four International Research Training Groups (IRTG) with partners in Australia, Canada, Japan and the USA. This has been decided by the responsible Grants Committee. The RTGs will receive funding of approximately €72 million for an initial period of four and a half years. The session of the Grants Committee coincided with the 25th anniversary of the Research Training Group programme.
Six New Research Units, One New Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies
Topics Range from Mythology and Neurodegeneration to Multiparticle Systems
(07.10.15) The DFG is to set up six new Research Units and one new Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies. This was decided by the DFG Senate during its autumn session. In the initial funding period, the new groups will receive a total of €16 million. As a result, the DFG will be funding a total of 175 Research Units and 15 Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies.
Europa-Preis Recipients Achieve Success at EU Contest for Young Scientists
Five recipients of the Europa-Preis presented by the DFG have also won awards at the 2015 European Union Contest for Young Scientists, held from 17 - 22 September in Milan. Their research projects, which had already won prizes in the national science competition "Jugend forscht", were awarded one first, one third and three special prizes by the international jury.
The 2015 von Kaven Award to be presented to Tobias Oertel-Jäger
Dr. Tobias Henrik Oertel-Jäger is to be presented the 2015 von Kaven Award by the DFG. Following a DFG-funded Emmy Noether independent junior research group, the mathematician started a Heisenberg professorship in July. The award, which is worth €10,000, is being conferred for the tenth time and will be presented at the annual meeting of the German Mathematical Society (DMV) in Hamburg.
Leibniz Lecture by Martin Krönke: ”Clinical Trials of rVSV Ebola Vaccine in Africa and Europe”
About 80 scientists and researchers attended a Leibniz Lecture by Martin Krönke (University of Cologne) on ”Clinical Trials of rVSV Ebola Vaccine in Africa and Europe” at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. The German Consulate in Toronto and the DFG jointly organized the lecture and both German Consul General Walter Stechel and DFG North America Office Director Max Voegler provided opening remarks.
DFG participates in “Presentations on Higher Education and Research Opportunities in Germany” in Chandigarh
The German House for Research and Innovation - DWIH New Delhi organized “Presentations on Higher Education and Research Opportunities in Germany” on 21st & 22nd August 2015 in Panjab University, Chandigarh and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali. The event commenced with the opening remarks by Prof. A. K. Grover, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University who welcomed the German delegation to Chandigarh.
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