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Bernd Rendel Prize 2018DFG Recognises Early Career Achievements in the Earth Sciences

(16.07.18) Michael Förster and Janina Kleemann are to receive the DFG’s Bernd Rendel Prize 2018 for their multifaceted and original research at the start of their careers in the earth sciences. The award of €1,500 will be presented at GeoBonn 2018 between 2 and 6 September in Bonn. Interner Linkmore

Health and Safety at WorKDFG Senate Commission Presents 54th List of Maximum Workplace Concentrations and Biological Tolerance Values

(02.07.18) The DFG’s Permanent Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area has presented the 2018 List of Maximum Workplace Concentrations (MAK values) and Biological Tolerance Values (BAT values). The list has now been submitted to the Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. Interner Linkmore

€26 MILLION FOR FIRST FUNDING PERIODFive New Research Units, Two New Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies

(04.07.18) During the DFG Annual Meeting in Bonn, the DFG Senate approved the establishment of five new Research Units and two new Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies. The new groups will receive funding of approximately €26 million and address topics such as quantum thermodynamics, sustainability and pruritus research.  Interner Linkmore

€3.2 BILLION IN FUNDING AND 32,500 PROJECTSDFG Presents 2017 Annual Report / Annual Meeting Held in Bonn

(04.07.18) In 2017, the DFG awarded funding to approximately 32,500 research projects totalling almost €3.2 billion – representing an increase of around 1,000 projects and €120 million compared to the previous year. Of these projects, over 8,000 were newly approved projects, which received a total of €2.1 billion in funding. These figures were published in the Annual Report 2017, which was accepted at the General Assembly on 4 July, marking the conclusion of the DFG’s Annual Meeting for 2018. Interner Linkmore

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Coordinated Programmes14 New Collaborative Research Centres

The DFG is establishing 14 new Collaborative Research Centres to further support top-level research at German universities. They will receive a total of approximately €164 million in funding for an initial period of four years. Interner Linkmore

Scientific PrizesAntje Boetius Wins 2018 Communicator Award

Antje Boetius is the winner of this year’s Communicator Award, conferred by the DFG and the Stifterverband. She is recognised for her work in communicating her research and in making science accessible to the public. Interner Linkmore

Copernicus Award 2018Outstanding German-Polish Cooperation in Cardiology

Cardiologists from Berlin and Wrocław to receive the 2018 Copernicus Award from the DFG and the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) for their long-standing collaboration in heart failure research. 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

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