(26.02.15) The amended statutes of the DFG are now available in published form, having been entered in the register of associations. A complimentary printed copy of the statutes in German and English can be obtained from the DFG (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org). The text, approved by the General Assembly in 2014, is also available online.
Amended Statutes Published
Revised Regulations Now Available in Printed Form and Online
DFG to Fund Four New Clinical Trials
Topics Range from Stomach and Breast Cancer to Liver Failure and Schizophrenia / More Than 1100 Patients to Take Part
(28.01.15) The DFG will fund four new clinical trials following a decision by its Joint Committee. The trials will enable researchers to address current, urgent questions in patient-oriented clinical research within the framework of a controlled interventional trial. The topics of the new trials include stomach and breast cancer, liver failure, and schizophrenia. The four trials will receive a total of €4.5 million in funding for an initial period of three years.
Announcing the death of Hubert Markl
Former DFG President has died at the age of 76
(14.01.15) The DFG is sad to announce the death of former President Hubert Markl. The behavioural biologist and zoologist died on 8 January at the age of 76. Markl's presidency between 1986 and 1991 was shaped by German unification, the development of international collaboration in research funding and the expansion of the DFG's funding programmes. "Hubert Markl led the DFG, and with it the German research community, with intelligence and adroitness through times of great change. The DFG remembers him with deep gratitude and will hold his memory in the highest esteem," said DFG President Peter Strohschneider.
DFG Awards Prizes in International Research Marketing Competition
Three Universities Recognised for Strategic Ideas / €75,000 per Prize for Implementation / Competition Forms Part of "Research in Germany"
(15.12.14) The DFG has presented awards for international research marketing ideas for the first time in a competitive framework. Three universities will each receive €75,000 to transform their research marketing ideas into reality: University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, University of Heidelberg and University of Tübingen. The prizes are funded from special funds of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The competition is part of the International Research Marketing project.
International Partners and Agreements
In order to carry out its activities in the interest of research, the DFG maintains partnerships and relations with a large number of partner organisations on all continents. In many countries around the world, formal agreements continue to be a necessary prerequisite for cooperation in the field of science and research.
ANR-DFG Cooperation 2015
The French Agence Nationale de la Recherche and the DFG conitnue their joint funding initiative open to the fields of the Natural, Life and Engineering Sciences including interdisciplinary research. The ANR-DFG Cooperation 2015 will be managed as a unilateral lead agency procedure with ANR serving as the lead agency.
Funding Initiative in the Humanities and Social Sciences “Beethoven”
In order to strengthen international cooperation in the field of the humanities and social sciences, NCN and DFG are launching their first joint call for proposals in order to fund the best joint research projects in the humanities and social sciences.
Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany
The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany is a union of the most important German research organisations. It issues statements relating to research policy and funding and the structural development of the German research system. The DFG will chair the Alliance in 2014.
Research in Germany at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
The annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of approximately 70 scholarly associations focusing on studies like literature, history and education, sociology, communications and theatre research each holding their annual conference under one umbrella. The event is Canada’s largest gathering of scholars across disciplines attracting an average of 8,000 attendees. The Congress is organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and hosted by the University of Ottawa from May 30 through June 5, 2015.
DFG organizes the first Leopoldina-Leibniz Lecture by Prof. Brigitte Röder in India
The German Research Foundation - DFG and The German National Academy of Sciences - Leopoldina together organized the first Leopoldina-Leibniz Lecture on 20th January 2015 at DFG India office in New Delhi. The lecture was delivered by Prof. Dr. Brigitte Röder (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Awardee 2014), Department of Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Hamburg on ''Age Dependent Learning Plasticity in Humans''.
Who We Are
The DFG is the largest independent research funding organisation in Germany. It promotes the advancement of science and the humanities by funding research projects, research centres and networks, and facilitating cooperation among researchers.