DFG to Present Geosciences Prizes at GeoFrankfurt 2014

Albert Maucher Prize to be Awarded to Kathryn E. Fitzsimmons / Bernd Rendel Prize to Haytham El Atfy and Mandy Freund

(15.09.14) On 23 September 2014 the DFG will present two geosciences prizes, the Albert Maucher Prize and the Bernd Rendel Prize, at GeoFrankfurt 2014 in Frankfurt am Main. Dr. Kathryn E. Fitzsimmons will receive the Albert Maucher Prize for her work on luminescence dating, while the Bernd Rendel Prize will be presented to meteorologist Mandy Freund and paleoclimatologist Haytham El Atfy.

Examples of Best Practice in Promoting Gender Equality

Relaunch of the ‘Instrumentenkasten’ Portal / DFG Commitment to Equal Opportunities in Research and Academia

(22.08.14) With its relaunch of the German-language website "Instrumentenkasten" (toolbox), the DFG once again underlines its commitment to equal opportunities and gender equality in research and academia. The portal at www.instrumentenkasten.dfg.de (available only in German) offers a wide-ranging collection of quality-assured examples intended to promote equal opportunities in research and academia.

DFG Senate Commission Submits the 50th List of MAK and BAT Values

DFG President Strohschneider Presents the List to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs / 65 Changes and Additions / Success for the Open Access Publication

(04.08.14) For the 50th time, the Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area of the DFG has submitted a list of maximum workplace concentrations (MAK values) and biological tolerance values (BAT values), laying the scientific foundation for the legislation that governs health and safety in the workplace. The DFG President, Professor Peter Strohschneider, presented the list to Hans-Peter Viethen, Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, on 23 July.

DFG Funds the World's First Magnetic Particle Imaging Device

Pioneering Technology for Biomedical Imaging / Launch at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

(10.07.14) The world's first magnetic particle imaging (MPI) unit will be stationed at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. The device, which was formally handed over on 10 July 2014, facilitates medical imaging on small animals in order to discover applications that might be relevant and of benefit to humans. The DFG is funding the MPI equipment, developed by Philips Healthcare, with €4 million under its major instrumentation initiative.

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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.

Further Information

Revised recommendations for safeguarding good scientific practice

In order to safeguard good scientific practice even more effectively, the DFG has revised individual items of its 1997 recommendations on this issue. The publication is available in print.

Call for Proposals

German-African Cooperation Projects in Infectology - 2015

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) again calls for proposals of joint research projects between scientists in Germany and Africa investigating infectious diseases and their social implications.

Research Policy

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 Explorer – Research Directory

The Research Explorer is a fully searchable directory of 19,000 institutes at German universities and non-university research institutions. It is now linked to the HRK’s Higher Education Compass offering additional information on doctoral programmes.

DFG Office India

Young Indian researchers at the 64th Nobel Laureates meeting in Lindau, Germany

The 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was held from 29th June to 4th July, 2014. 37 Nobel laureates and more than 600 selected young scientists from around 80 countries took part in the week-long meeting. The programme was devoted to the Nobel Prize discipline of Physiology and Medicine. 20 young Indian scientists also participated in this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

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